Modelling, Design and Characterization of Energy-Data Hybrid Transition Device
Scientific goals and activity – The purpose of this thesis is to develop a completely innovative electronic device for simultaneously collecting Data and ambient electromagnetic Energy (D-E). Modeling approaches of an optimized D-E topology will be initiated and established based on the Tensorial Network Analysis (ATR) formalism. The tensorial model will be used to identify the best type of circuit and available technologies. Based on wireless communication scenarios with wireless nanogrid nodes (IoT), first analytical studies will be developed followed by co-simulations using EM 3-D modeling tools (CST®, HFSS ®, Feko®), circuit and system simulations (ADS®) and digital devices such as microcontrollers or ASICs. The feasibility of the D-E model will be validated with prototypes acting with Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and nodes in an environment of 3G / 4G / 5G communication environments. Test benches will be developed at the University of La Réunion to meet the needs of local partner companies in technology transfer, but also to new training offers in the future digital energy professions.
The master or engineer student can potentially pursue the present research work as an international PhD student for 3 years at the EnergyLab in Réunion Island with possibility to travel in China to work in collaboration with Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST).