Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Power From The Air: Gizmo Captures Ambient Electromagnetic Energy To Drive Small Electronic Devices

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)...                         Image via Wikipediaby John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology Research News, on Before It's News: http://beforeitsnews.com/

Researchers have discovered a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by such sources as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems. By scavenging this ambient energy from the air around us, the technique could provide a new way to power networks of wireless sensors, microprocessors and communications chips.

"There is a large amount of electromagnetic energy all around us, but nobody has been able to tap into it," said Manos Tentzeris, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering who is leading the research. "We are using an ultra-wideband antenna that lets us exploit a variety of signals in different frequency ranges, giving us greatly increased power-gathering capability."

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