Design of a WSN System for Condition Monitoring of the Mechanical Equipment with Energy Harvesting

Kai Zheng, Yun Zhang, Bo Chen, Yangfang Dong, Yang Wang, Tianliang Li


Abstract—A design of wireless sensor networks for mechanical condition monitoring system (WSN-MCM) is presented in this paper. The main purpose of this work is to develop a WSN system for mechanical condition monitoring as the existing mature wireless sensor network nodes are not suitable for the long-time monitoring of mechanical equipment due to their short working life and low acquisition accuracy. In order to realize the function of long-term working of the sensor node, we designed an energy harvesting board of the node to harvest the energy and transferred energy with high efficiency . Meanwhile, the node has the function of high-accuracy acquisition of analog signals and can access of various low-frequency and high-frequency sensors. The experiment and stimulated results demonstrate that the wireless sensor network system designed is suitable for mechanical condition monitoring.


Mechanical condition monitoring Wireless sensor network Energy harvesting High accuracy data acquisition Long term working

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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