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Wearables and medical devices, logistics and infrastructure monitoring, and soft robotics for advanced prosthetics and augmented warfighter performance stand to be revolutionized by Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE).
Success, however, depends on innovative power sources or power management schemes that meet the challenging flexible, stretchable, unobtrusive form factors and such varied use cases as a 12-hour wearable monitor for an assembly line worker, to a multi-year unattended infrastructure sensor in an austere environment enabled by FHE.
This workshop will also provide an opportunity to the members of the FHE ecosystem to lay the foundation for roadmapping as well as potential collaborative project efforts to meet the power challenges of current and future FHE systems.
Bringing Products to Market
Proven or rapidly maturing solutions are required to ensure that energy harvesting, energy storage, and power management solutions are efficient, cost-competitive, adaptable to FHE systems, and do not introduce additional risk.
Workshop sessions will:
- Identify FHE power requirements based on input from OEMs, military users, and electronics manufacturers.
- Feature approaches for energy harvesting, energy storage, and high-efficiency electronics technology to deliver near-term power capabilities needs.
Who Should Attend
- Wearable & IoT Device Developers
- Users Interested in State-of-the-Art and Commercially-relevant Flexible Power Technology
- Flexible Power & Low-power Sensor Technology Innovators who are interested in connecting with potential government customers and OEMs
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
2:00pm TOUR BEGINS (Marcus Nanotechnology Building)
View Georgia Tech’s:
- Micro/nano fab facilities,
- Additive printing and component assembly operations,
- Modeling and simulation suites,
- Material processing and characterization infrastructure,
- Reliability testing and failure analysis enclaves,
- Facilities and operations in the context of addressing challenges associated with health care and human augmentation, sensing and security, energy harvesting and storage, clean water, food supply, mobility and communication, and safety and infrastructure.
4:30pm TOUR ENDS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
8:00am CHECK-IN and BREAKFAST (Marcus Nanotechnology Building)
9:00AM SESSION 1: POWER AND ENERGY STATE-OF-THE-ART AND NEEDS
SESSION CHAIR: Suresh Sitaraman; Regents’ Professor and Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
“IoT Innovation and Solving Long-term Energy Dependencies” AT&T Internet of Things
Abstract The intersection of next-gen IoT centric connected technologies, coupled with innovation based energy harvesting technologies is enabling new IoT based use cases that are economically viable and standalone sustainable for up to 10 years. Learn how this is changing the game in our race to connect everything of value to improve business and personal outcomes.
Bio Mallie Preston currently oversees IoT go-to-market strategy & execution across AT&T’s largest enterprise Fortune 500 customers within the AT&T IoT Solutions Group whose mission is to help clients realize their connected product vision through a combination of consulting, design & implementation resources that provides a true end-to-end solution on a global scale. In his prior role, Mallie managed AT&T’s top strategic PCOEM partners where he was responsible for overall executive relationship management, developing national channel go-to-market strategies and overseeing marketing partnering activities to increase OEM channel revenues. Prior to AT&T, Mallie held various Director of Marketing, Sales and Channel Management positions within the Atlanta High-Tech start-up community over the last 20 years. Mallie currently serves, on behalf of AT&T, on the Georgia Tech Center for the Development & Application of Internet of Things board as well as is the Director of Thought Leadership serving on the Board of the professional executive association of Atlanta Technology Professionals.
“AI @ Edge” IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Abstract Despite the power to process massive volumes of data and derive insightful insights, artificial intelligence applications have one major drawback – the brains are located thousands of miles away. “Edge computing” is a new paradigm in which the resources of a small data center are placed at the edge of the Internet, in close proximity to mobile devices, sensors, and end users, and the emerging Internet of Things. This talk will outline key enabling technologies and use cases for bringing intelligence to the edge.
Bio Mudhakar Srivatsa is a principal research staff member and manager of Internet-of-Things (IoT) Analytics team at the Distributed Cognitive Systems department in IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. His work is focussed on cognitive analysis of spatiotemporal data gathered from IoT sensors for distributed activity detection while being robust under adversarial settings. He is an IBM master inventor, authored over 100 research papers, 40 granted US patents, recipient of four IBM outstanding technical achievement awards and one IBM research division award and has transitioned major software artifacts to various IBM products (InfoSphere Streams, BigInsights, Sensemaking, SPSS Modeler, BlueMix Geospatial services and Spectrum Scale).
“Needs and Gaps for Wearable Sensing Technologies to Enable Cancer Patient Monitoring, Remotely” National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Abstract The rapid adoption of wearable and external sensing platforms since 2015, by the consumer health market, have begun to pave the way for similar platforms to act as objective measures for continuous, out of clinic cancer research and patient assessment. The passive, continuously measured data streams generated by current or future physical and chemical/biological sensors will allow direct/indirect measures of disease progression and its symptoms. Increased out of clinic patient and clinician engagement via these tools will allow more precise delivery of healthcare post-diagnosis as well as during remission. Ultimately, these passive sensing platforms of digital biomarkers will afford clinicians 1) more objective metrics of response to therapeutics; 2) control and auto-reporting of symptoms and their fluctuations; 3) monitoring of side-effects / toxicity of experimental or standard of care therapies; and 4) more ecologically valid clinical endpoints, in essence decreasing assessment burden via increased continuity of physiological measurement sampling and patient context, outside of the standard clinical visit. Although, perceived to have much impact in the delivery of healthcare, many hurdles remain to the implementation of an “Internet of Cancer Medical Things.” This talk will look at various efforts across the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute attempting to enable more objective measures for out-of-clinic assessment and understanding disease progression, more precisely in time and context. As well as focus upon needs and gaps in the technologies relative to their validation and perceived power requirements.
Bio Dr. Christopher M. Hartshorn serves as a program director at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. In this role, he oversees nanotechnology-centric programs and passive continuous monitoring-centric research projects, evaluates effectiveness of the programs, and maintains proper stewardship over federally funded research. Furthermore, he serves as a technical expert to extramural programs and participates in development and direction of new research initiatives within the NCI Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives. Prior to the NCI, Dr. Hartshorn worked for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Hartshorn earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and Materials Science from Washington State University.
“Opportunities in Powering the Digital Transformation of FHE IOT Ecosystems” Jabil
Abstract Digital revolution is upon us and Connected Devices as part of the digital transformation are getting ubiquitous. Integrating both the hardware data collection and analytics layers of the IOT ecosystem across different domains (smart retail, hospitality, health & safety) can help enhance the ROI of the solution. Some examples of such integration are discussed in this presentation to provide a window into the opportunities. While there are several subsystem components the presentation outlines opportunities and challenges for power and energy requirements enabling hardware especially leveraging current and future technologies in flexible hybrid electronics. FHE allows for opportunities where not only are the benefits of functional integration realized but potentially impact on easier manufacturing processes, reduced assembly steps and supply chain simplification is also possible. The emergence of 3d printed electronics for PCB manufacturing is presents unique opportunities for integrating flexible hybrids to realize complex designs.
Bio With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Girish Wable is a technology, operations, sourcing and business solutions strategist for Jabil. With more than 20 years of global experience in electronics manufacturing, high performance coatings, material handling, automation, additive manufacturing, printed electronics, Girish leads up business and technical strategic initiatives for Jabil and is currently pursuing digital transformation opportunities for manufacturing enterprise.
“DoD Ground Expeditionary Power & Energy Needs” NSWC Carderock Division
Abstract US DoD Ground Forces face unique logistics challenges when operating at the tip-of-the-spear in forward deployed, austere locations. Specifically, fuel and battery resupply is costly and vulnerable to attack. US DoD Ground Forces desire greater operational reach with reduced reliance on resupply. The focus of this talk is to communicate high-level DoD Expeditionary Power and Energy needs in the realms of renewable energy, energy storage, and tactical power generation to reduce or eliminate fuel and battery resupply.
Bio Matthew Huffman is an engineer with the Advanced Power and Energy Branch (APEB) at the Carderock Naval Surface Warfare Center, with experience spanning expeditionary renewable energy systems, hybridized diesel generator power systems, power conversion equipment, and energy storage systems (with emphasis in lithium batteries and vehicle silent watch). Career highlights include helping lay the foundation for the current USMC Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS) and supporting the Marine Corps’ future generations of renewable energy and silent watch systems. He is the Navy’s Technical Area Expert (TAE) on renewable energy systems and has received numerous distinctions, including the 2010 Carderock Materials Division Teaming Award, 2011 Warfare Center Innovation Award, and 2012 Marine Corps Systems Command Innovation Award.
11:00AM SESSION 2: ENERGY HARVESTING STRATEGIES
SESSION CHAIR: Devin MacKenzie, Washington Research Foundation Professor of Clean Energy, University of Washington
“Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Self-Powered Flexible Electronics and Internet of Things” Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract Triboelectrification is an effect that is known to each and every one probably ever since the ancient Greek time, but it is usually taken as a negative effect and is avoided in many technologies. We have recently invented a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) that is used to convert mechanical energy into electricity by a conjunction of triboelectrification and electrostatic induction. As for this power generation unit, in the inner circuit, a potential is created by the triboelectric effect due to the charge transfer between two thin organic/inorganic films that exhibit opposite tribo-polarity; in the outer circuit, electrons are driven to flow between two electrodes attached on the back sides of the films in order to balance the potential. Ever since the first report of the TENG in January 2012, the output power density of TENG has been improved for five orders of magnitude within 12 months. The area power density reaches 500 W/m2, and a conversion efficiency of ~50% has been demonstrated. The TENG can be applied to harvest all kind mechanical energy that is available but wasted in our daily life, such as human motion, walking, vibration, mechanical triggering, rotating tire, wind, flowing water and more. Alternatively, TENG can also be used as a self-powered sensor for actively detecting the static and dynamic processes arising from mechanical agitation using the voltage and current output signals of the TENG, respectively, with potential applications for touch pad and smart skin technologies. The TENG is possible not only for self-powered portable electronics, but also as a new energy technology with a potential of contributing to the world energy in the near future.
Bio Aurelia Chi Wang received her BS in Biochemistry in 2013 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After working at Medical Neurogenetics from 2014 to 2016, she returned to the Georgia Institute of Technology to work on her doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Zhiqun Lin and Prof. Zhong Lin Wang. Her research interests include nanogenerators, polymer-based energy harvesting, and self-powered smart device design..
“Progress in the Lower Right Hand Corner of the NREL Solar Cell Efficiency Chart” US Office of Naval Research
Abstract It has been an exciting decade for solar power in which the costs of solar cells, which were stagnant for many years, dropped by an order of magnitude and the worldwide installed capacity increased by many orders of magnitude. Despite the huge increase in solar cell sales, it has been a rough period for US solar cell manufacturers and especially for a generation of solar cell entrepreneurs. Despite the turmoil, research in solar cells has been strong and there is another generation of solar cell materials that may be able to challenge silicon in rooftop applications and provide many new niche applications for solar cells. In this talk, I will discuss thin film solar cells, particularly the new technologies in the lower right hand corner of the NREL Solar Cell Efficiency chart, with emphasis on organic and perovskite based solar cells.
Bio Paul Armistead is currently a program officer at the Office of Naval Research, Code 332 Naval Materials Division. He manages basic and applied research efforts in the Functional Polymeric and Organic Materials area. Current programs include: synthesis and characterization of novel polymeric materials for water treatment membranes; research towards reducing the costs of desalination; development of biofouling resistant coatings; research towards novel dielectric materials for increased energy density capacitors; a basic research program in organic photovoltaics, and an applied research program in low cost solar. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1983 and a Master’s in chemical engineering with a focus in polymer science in 1985. In 1985 he joined the Chemistry Division at the Naval Research Laboratory. Through an Edison Award, he attended Johns Hopkins University and earned a Ph. D. in Materials Science while studying polymer nucleation theory. While at NRL he received multiple NRL Berman Publication Awards, Chemistry Division publication awards, and the Chemistry Division Young Investigator Award. He started working for the Office of Naval Research in 2000.
“Leveraging RF Power for Flexible Hybrid Electronics” PARC
Abstract Power provisioning is a critical need for flexible-hybrid electronics (FHE) systems. Flexible thin-film battery technology has improved significantly in recent years. Yet the small form factors required by many FHE applications necessitate limited capacity. With the extremely low power consumption and advanced power management architectures of emerging electronic components, energy harvesting and remote power delivery have become feasible. Electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio-frequency (RF) waves is one means of delivering power to FHE systems. PARC has developed roll-to-roll printable antennas and rectifiers for RF energy harvesting. Current work includes the development of a system for using steered directed RF energy to power peel-and-stick battery-less sensor tags.
Bio Dr. David Eric Schwartz is a research manager in the Hardware Systems Lab at PARC. He is the lead circuits and systems designer for PARC’s printed and flexible hybrid electronics program. Dr. Schwartz has a background in circuit design, with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. His current research includes flexible sensor systems, printed sensors, gas sensing, energy harvesting, and energy efficiency.
“Harvesting Electricity from Various Sources of Waste Heat Through Thermoelectrics” Silniva Corporation
Abstract But for its thermal conductivity silicon is the perfect thermoelectric material (TEMat). Exploiting a breakthrough in decoupling thermal and electrical conductivity in silicon, achieving thermal conductivity less than .2 W/mK, a refractory low coefficient of thermal expansion material (CTE) enables thermal electric generators (TEGs) to harvest waste heat to generate electricity. An example will be harvesting waste heat from the exhaust manifold in autos will be illustrated with economics justified with regard to capital expenditures (CAPEX) operating costs (OPEX) and environmental considerations including the EU penalty of Euro 95 gram/km CO2 over 103 grams/km starting in 2019.
Bio John Carberry has been working on technologies involving silicon, silica and ceramics for over 35 years. Prior positions include founder, CEO and CTO of Diamondview Armor Products, Founder and CEO of Silibond Corporation, Founder and CEO of Neptec Optical Solutions, CEO of Ceramatec, President and COO of Ceradyne and GM of Kyocera’s US packaging division.
He is the holder of over 100 patents among which included work on fused silica for melting silicon, cathodes, orthodontic appliances ethyl silicate, ceramics, anode materials and thermal electrics.
1:30PM SESSION 3: ENERGY STORAGE STRATEGIES
SESSION CHAIR: Enoch Wang, Government
“Flexible, Printable, and High Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries” Air Force Research Laboratory
Abstract Flexible and printable energy storage facilitates innovation in the manufacture of flexible electronics in that it will enable direct integration of a power source into a device during the fabrication process. We have explored two approaches towards next generation flexible energy storage. The first approach utilizes a mechanically robust and flexible current collector based on a nonwoven carbon nanotube mat to create highly stable, bendable and even creasable Li-ion batteries. These batteries showed uncompromised discharge voltage stability under dynamic mechanical strains, such as flexing, bending (600 roll/unroll cycles), and creasing (300 ±180° folds) while maintaining the same electrical performance as traditional, unstrained cells. The second approach utilizes additive manufacturing to enable direct integration of a power source into a device during the fabrication process. To enable such advancement, we demonstrated a universal approach to develop free-standing and flexible electrodes for printable, high-performance Li-ion batteries. This simple approach utilized a well-dispersed and directly castable mixture of active material, carbon nanofibers, and polymer to make printable electrode inks. To complement this component, we demonstrated a dry phase inversion technique representing a step toward controlled, printed porosity in Li-ion battery electrolytes. Our approach utilized a solvent/weak non-solvent system to generate porosity within a polymer matrix and a ceramic Al2O3 filler to control pore size distribution and tortuosity. These electrolytes offered electrochemical performance on par with commercial separators, with better thermal stability and electrolyte wetting. This technology for both electrolyte and electrode inks is an enabling step toward direct integration of flexible power in confined areas or on non-planar device surfaces.
Finally, we have demonstrated a high temperature Li-ion battery system that utilized our printable Al2¬O3 composite membrane, capable of good performance from 20 to 120 °C. There are numerous applications such as downhole drilling, grid storage, and engine sensors that could benefit from high temperature Li-ion batteries, but conventional cells rapidly degrade beyond 60 °C. By infiltrating a carefully chosen high boiling point liquid electrolyte within our membrane, we have developed a system offering potential safety advantages over conventional polyolefin separators embedded with liquid electrolyte including enhanced dimensional stability at high temperature (>200 °C) as well as reduced flammability. Using this approach, LiFePO4 and graphite half-cells as well as LiFePO4 // graphite full-cells were successfully demonstrated at 120 °C with excellent cyclability, representing a significant advance in the field of high temperature Li-ion batteries.
Bio Dr. Michael F. Durstock is the Chief of the Soft Matter Materials Branch, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this role, he has the responsibility to define, advocate, and execute the strategic vision for research and development activities in flexible electronic materials and devices, biomaterials and processes, and soft matter materials in general. He works across AFRL and the DoD to establish key industrial, academic, and government partnerships to drive development activities ranging from fundamental research efforts to industrial integration and transition programs.
Prior to joining AFRL, Dr. Durstock worked for the Dow Chemical Company, as well as the research division of NKK Corporation; he received his Ph.D. from MIT. Dr. Durstock is active in a variety of different technical communities and his research interests center on flexible and stretchable hybrid electronic materials and processes.
“Flexible Batteries for Next-Generation Internet of Things” Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract Electrodes for batteries are traditionally prepared by casting a slurry comprising active particles, conductive additives and a binder on metal foil current collectors, followed by drying the slurry and calendaring. While this process has been commercially successful, it suffers from several limitations, including the lack of flexibility and strength. Multifunctional flexible batteries capable of providing energy storage coupled with load bearing ability are attractive for next generation Internet of Things and other applications where robustness, flexibility and reduced mass and volume are important. Since nearly all of the fundamentals and performance metrics of batteries have been traditionally performed by electrochemists, the mechanical properties of battery electrodes of various architectures have often been grossly overlooked. Accordingly, an understanding of how electrochemical and mechanical properties could be coupled in novel design architectures of flexible batteries is severely lacking. Here I will discuss novel synthesis routes, including chemical vapor deposition and solution inviltrations, and structure-property relationships for several flexible battery technologies that offer high energy, high power, lightweight and high strength. Substantial part of the talk will be devoted to synthesis and characterization of flexible Li-ion battery electrodes.
Bio Gleb Yushin is a Professor at the School of Materials and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a co-Founder of Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc., and a co-Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today. Prof. Yushin’s research is mostly focused on advancing energy storage materials and devices for electronic devices, transportation and grid applications. Prof. Yushin has co-authored over 40 patents and patent applications, over 110 invited and keynote presentations and seminars and over 140 publications on nanostructured materials for energy related applications, which received over 16,000 citations. Prof. Yushin has received numerous honors including the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Tech Brief Award, the Roland B. Snow award from the American Ceramic Society, Kavli Fellow Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, NASA Nano 50 Award, R&D 100 Award, Petroleum Research Fund Young Investigator Award, Honda Initiation Award, and was a finalist in the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
“Solid State Rechargeable Batteries: A Review” Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract Safety concerns associated with the traditional liquid electrolyte-based secondary batteries drive the research towards development of alternative technologies, where toxic and highly flammable solvents are eliminated from the electrolyte composition. Such safety considerations are especially relevant in the case when powering wearable devices by batteries is required. Solid state thin film cells as well as batteries based on polymer electrolytes are suitable to provide the path forward. This talk will overview the recent advances in this area based on the research performed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as well as analysis of gaps and limitations. Interplay between mechanical properties and ionic conductivity will be discussed among other topics.
Bio Sergiy Kalnaus is R&D Staff at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Computational Engineering and Energy Sciences Group. He has 8 years of experience in lithium-ion batteries R&D at ORNL and combined 12 years of research in Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on mechanical behavior of materials, multi-physics and multi-scale modeling, safety, and degradation mechanisms of Li-ion batteries. He received his PhD from University of Nevada and MS from Kharkiv Polytechnic in Ukraine. He joined ORNL in 2009.
“Flexible Printed Batteries Powering Wearables and Other IoT Applications” Blue Spark Technologies
Abstract The proliferation of electronic devices has always beckoned for more powerful batteries. Enter the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demands of batteries have expanded to include thin, flexible and disposable to power wearables and other flexible electronics that require a thin profile. This talk will focus on thin printed batteries; considerations in their design and manufacturing, and implications of incorporating printed batteries into thin devices. Two applications for flexible printed batteries, one of a wearable medical device and the other, an industrial temperature sensing device for supply chain will be used to highlight the practical aspects of battery manufacture and connecting the battery to the device.
Bio Frank Feddrix serves as Vice President of Operations and Battery Technology of Blue Spark Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of flexible disposable batteries and developer of related applications in supply chain and medical device markets. Here, Dr. Feddrix manages operations for Blue Spark’s flagship product TempTraq, an FDA Cleared Class II medical device, batteries and industrial products. Dr. Feddrix is a collaborative, innovative and influential leader who has extensive experience in taking new products from conception through production to commercialization. He is an inventor on nine U.S. patents including those on printed batteries that formed the basis for Blue Spark Technologies.
Dr. Feddrix earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University, where he also completed his undergraduate studies. Upon graduation from CWRU, he hired into Eveready Battery Company (Energizer) as a senior electrochemist and progressed through technical and managerial positions, culminating in a senior leadership role of R&D, Engineering and Operations at Energizer Holdings Inc. After a 27- year career at Energizer, Frank joined Blue Spark Technologies.
3:30PM SESSION 4: POWER MANAGEMENT AND ULTRA-LOW POWER ELECTRONICS/SENSORS
SESSION CHAIR: Daren Heidgerken; Program Manager, Corporate Engineering and Program Operations; Lockheed Martin
“Beginning the Journey Toward Self-powered Systems on the Right Footing” Analog Devices, Inc.
Abstract This talk will outline the steps and decisions one must make early in the customer journey when seeking to develop autonomous life-cycle systems. Careful consideration should be devoted to these issues before a decision to pursue a self-powered system development can be made – a decision that necessitates a new energy constrained design paradigm and way of approaching the problem to be solved. The talk will start with discussing the different energy supply options available to designers today, their advantages/disadvantages and typical edge conditions that one must take into account and how those map to changes in the end-product user experience. Typical harvesting methods and transducers will also be reviewed in light of engineering considerations that must be made with respect to measuring the available ambient energy, use and appropriate interfacing and incorporating into end-user applications, and proper selection of power management components. Special attention will be devoted to pointing out current and future intersection points with flexible hybrid electronics. This journey will be illustrated by a case study on how to effectively incorporate thermoelectric harvesting into a self-powered edge node while managing the thermal interfacing issues.
Bio Michelle Farrington is responsible for the Energy Harvesting and Wireless Charging strategy at Analog Devices. She also spearheads ADI’s research in e-textiles. She has held leadership positions in manufacturing and new product and technology development since joining Analog Devices in 1996. She has a BSEE and an MBA from Northeastern University, and an MSEE from the University of Virginia.
“Power Delivery and Management in Flexible Substrates for IoT Applications” Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) provides for an interesting solution for several IoT applications where the electronics can be made to conform to curved surfaces and be subjected to bending, stretching, folding, twisting, etc. Power delivery in such FHE solutions pose unique challenges since not only does the power need to be harvested, but it also needs to be stored, optimized, managed and delivered in a configuration that may not be conducive to such operations. In this talk we explore power delivery solutions based on wireless power transfer with a focus on architecture, modeling, fabrication, characterization and implementation by identifying challenges and potential solutions, with an end goal of incorporating the knowledge gained into process design kits (PDK) for dissemination to the FHE community.
Bio Madhavan Swaminathan is the John Pippin Chair in Microsystems Packaging & Electromagnetics in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Director of the Center for Co-Design of Chip, Package, System (C3PS), Georgia Tech (GT). He formerly held the position of Joseph M. Pettit Professor in Electronics in ECE and Deputy Director of the NSF Microsystems Packaging Research Center, GT. Prior to joining GT, he was with IBM working on packaging for supercomputers. He is the author of 450+ refereed technical publications, holds 30 patents, primary author and co-editor of 3 books, founder and co-founder of two start-up companies (E-System Design and Jacket Micro Devices) and founder of the IEEE Conference Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems (EDAPS), a premier conference sponsored by the CPMT society. His research has been recognized through several awards including 19 best paper and best student paper awards, 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Research Program Development Award, GT, 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from NITT (India), 2014 Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution Award from IEEE CPMT Society, 2007 Technical Excellence Award from Semiconductor Research Corporation, 2003 Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award for the advisement of GRAs, GT, 2002 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from ECE, GT and 2004 & 2005 IBM Outstanding Faculty Award. Forty one PhD and Eighteen MS students have graduated under his supervision. He is an IEEE Fellow and has served as the Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMC society. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1989 and 1991, respectively.
“Adding Less Power to Deeply Embedded Systems” Texas Instruments Innovation and Development
Abstract Suitable for energy harvesting applications, this presentation details practical embedded processing techniques that dramatically reduce system power consumption from milliamps to micro-amps. Managing and budgeting a highly restricted, often high-impedance, system power source is the fundamental undertone of this presentation. The importance of a of duty-cycle based architecture, power-gating external sensors, utilizing autonomous processing and data conversion, as well as the strict utilization of energy-aware firmware will discussed and quantified. The often hidden impact of system clock frequencies, supply voltage, temperature, stray capacitance and buss loading will also be reviewed. The presentation builds through a series of examples, a complete sensor-processing embedded system including a restricted power source, sensor, data convertor, MCU and user interface. Using the techniques discussed, a working ultra-low power deeply embedded sensor sampling system that uses common and cost effective off-the-shelf components will be demonstrated live as part of this interactive presentation.
Bio Mark E. Buccini is responsible for advanced mixed-signal product platform strategy and execution as a staff member at Texas Instruments supporting the company’s Kilby Research Labs. He has over 29 years’ experience that spans a range of application areas including ultra-low power deeply embedded systems, energy harvesting, human machine interface, energy metering, smart grid, wireless sensor networks, intelligent motor drives and voice recognition. In addition to strategic responsibilities for TI, Mark regularly blogs and has authored over 100 papers that have been published around world including in the Wall Street Journal, Dallas Business Journal, IEEE, EDN, APEC, ESC, Sensors Expo and even Nuts and Volts among many others. The technical workshops he has authored have been delivered live to over 20,000 engineers worldwide. Mark lives in Allen, Texas, is married with two children and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
5:30pm POSTER SESSION AND NETWORKING RECEPTION (Marcus Nanotechnology Building)
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30am CHECK-IN and BREAKFAST (Marcus Nanotechnology Building)
8:00am The Role of NextFlex in Power and Energy (NextFlex Members and Government Partners Only)
A working session to identify critical and quantitative requirements for batteries and power management to support anticipated industry needs in three NextFlex Technical Platform Demonstrator/application areas. NextFlex members and government partners will lay a foundation for roadmapping and potential collaborative funded project efforts
8:30am BREAKOUT a) Energy Storage, b) Energy Harvesting/Power Management
9:15am Group Outbrief
10:00am BREAKOUT a) Human Health Monitoring Systems, b) Asset Monitoring Systems, c) Soft Robotics
10:45am Group Outbrief
1:00pm FUTURECAR (Separate fee and registration)
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