Low Power Wireless Triaxial Vibration Sensor Design – Prototype Review

Attend a maintenance or reliability conference today and you can’t fail to miss the many vendors offering wireless sensors for condition monitoring. Wireless sensor networks offer a way to expand the practice of CBM by making more condition data from more machines available for analysis. The recent advancements of MEMS accelerometers, energy harvesting techniques, and low power wireless communication facilitate the development of specialized vibration sensors for machine maintenance applications. This presentation describes a low power MEMS accelerometer-based vibration sensor with energy harvesting and wireless communication capabilities.


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