Denis Pasero joined Ilika Technologies in 2008, as a scientist specializing in battery technology, to manage commercial lithium ion projects. He became part of the Ilika team to apply his strong academic knowledge to commercial applications and saw the potential to be part of the development and success story of an enterprising smaller company with exciting technology and novel product ideas. Today, as Product Commercialization Manager, Denis interfaces between customers and technical teams.
This presentation will describe the requirements and challenges in designing Industrial IoT wireless sensing nodes for predictive maintenance and data acquisition intended to operate over wide temperature ranges. A review of the components integrated in these autonomous devices will be given, with emphasis on the power elements. The requirement of the energy storage element will be discussed in terms of long life (desire to avoid changing batteries regularly), small size (need for smaller non-obtrusive devices), energy density (to provide to ever increasing functionality) and operating temperature (considering operations up to 125°C). Various solutions will be provided and compared depending on the use case, including cabling, conventional batteries, supercapacitors, solid state batteries and energy harvesting.