The Energy-Harvester-Module has recently undergone flight testing (Photo: EADS)
Test flights of the Vienna University of Technology/EADS thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Modules have been carried out on Airbus aircraft (Photo: Airbus A380, Noel McKeegan/Gizmag)
The autonomous wireless sensor nodes are designed to monitor the health status of an aircraft and wirelessly transmit the data to the maintenance system of the aircraft (Photo: TU Vienna)
A European project to develop self-powered sensors for monitoring aircraft integrity is off the ground, with EADS Innovation Works and Vienna University of Technology reporting that the first test flights of the thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Modules have been carried out on an Airbus aircraft.
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