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Wireless Power for Autonomous Sensor Systems


Internet of Things (IoT) is a booming market that will impact our daily life with the deployment of billions of electronic devices. Digitalization is therefore a priority of the EU policy. Massive adoption of IoT requires energy autonomy and wireless devices. Powering such devices remains a challenge that WiPASS wants to tackle.
WiPASS project is aimed at developing an innovative and disruptive Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technology exploiting a low-frequency variable magnetic field to send electric power over the air between an emitter and receivers based on an electromechanical system. This power is then used to supply electronic functions such as sensors and actuators. Compared to other WPT technologies, the one proposed in WiPASS operates at lower frequencies enabling to reach higher transmission distances with better penetration in conductive media.
Proofs of concept of this technology have been developed by The Researcher, Nicolas Garraud, during his PhD thesis in the University of Florida. The Researcher now wants to further develop and optimize this technology, to solve the limitations and to study its commercial relevance once integrated in an electronic system. The Researcher will carry out this research in CEA-LETI (France), renowned in Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer technologies, under the supervision of Sebastien Boisseau, Energy Harvesting Expert. WiPASS project will be a springboard toward a Research Team Leader position in 5 to 7 years in a European public or private actor for The Researcher.
WiPASS will boost the career of The Researcher thanks to the new skills he will acquire, an improved visibility, a higher maturity in communication, project writing and management, and exchanges with academic and private partners of CEA-LETI. It will also boost IoT deployment in Europe by solving the issue of the energy autonomy of wireless devices, paving the way to new breakthrough in Health, Smart Cities, Transport and Industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-RI - RI – Reintegration panel


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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 196 707,84