Modelling and analysis of a MEMS approach to dc voltage step-up conversion


Haas, Christoph H and Kraft, Michael (2004) Modelling and analysis of a MEMS approach to dc voltage step-up conversion. Journal of Micromech Microengineering, 14, No, S114-S122.

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This paper studies the principle of a novel voltage step-up converter based on a micromachined variable parallel-plate capacitor in combination with an electrostatic actuator. Electrical equivalent circuit and system-level SIMULINK models have been developed. Based on these models, an analysis of design parameters and expected device performance has been performed to serve as a starting point for a prototype implementation. Possible areas of application are self-powered, stand-alone sensing systems, aerospace applications and any kind of electrostatic or piezoelectric MEMS devices in general.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: MEMS voltage conversion
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
ePrint ID: 259907
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:02
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ISI Citation Count:8
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259907

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