Energy harvesting for hands-free operation of soldier equipment

H. Visser, P. Colditz, T. Bertuch, J. Conradi, B. Nord, G. Pognon

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Abstract

In this paper we present a Remote Control Unit (RCU) that can be attached to any location on a rifle, binoculars, etc., and be operated by a single finger of a soldier without removing his hand from the device. Even for a gloved hand a haptic feedback from the RCU will be realized. A RCU prototype, equipped with a single button, is used as a remote Push-to-Talk (PTT) device for the radio being carried by the soldier. The RCU is powered by the radio waves emitted by this radio. The RCU - being attached to the device - works with a receive unit (RXU) that is attached to and operates the radio. The RCU consists of a RF harvester, energy storage device, a button and a transmitter. Laboratory prototypes are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-82598-73-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
Event2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018 - Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 28 May 20181 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018
CountrySpain
CityGran Canaria
Period28/05/181/06/18

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