Screen printed piezoelectric generator for helicopter health and usage monitoring systems

Stamos, Marios, Nicoleau, Nicoleau, Torah, Russel, Tudor, John, Harris, Nick R., Niewiadomski, Andrzej and Beeby, Steve P. (2008) Screen printed piezoelectric generator for helicopter health and usage monitoring systems. At 8th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2008), Sendai, JP, 09 - 12 Nov 2008. 4pp.


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This paper presents a piezoelectric vibration energy harvester fabricated using screen printing. The formulation of a novel tungsten based polymer ink enables the deposition of an inertial mass enabling the entire structure to be fabricated by the printing process. The devices have been designed for use on an aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). Initial devices produce a peak power of 117?w at 6.9m/s2 and 70Hz with an optimum load of 140kW and an output voltage of 2.9V.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: vibration energy harvesting, piezoelectric thick-films, screen printing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
ePrint ID: 266982
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
9 November 2008Published
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2008 12:55
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:13
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