BlueEnergy

Main Area
Nanotechnologies

Acronym
BlueEnergy

Project Name
Large scale blue energy harvesting using hybrid triboelectric/photovoltaic systems for the long term deployment of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Reference
UTAP-EXPL/NTec/0021/2017

Team


 

João Ventura
Principal Investigator
in Portugal

 

 

Edward Yu
Principal Investigator
in Austin

Keywords
Energy harvesting
Triboelectric nanogenerators
Solar energy
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Abstract
This project aims to develop the first hybrid energy harvesting system to be installed in the ocean and enable the long term deployment of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. This achievement could foster the continuous monitoring of environmental and human activities in remote oceanic locations, a key objective of the Azores International Research Center. 

Leading Institution
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP)

Participating Institutions
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC TEC)

Duration
12 months