Strategies for increasing the operating frequency range of vibration energy harvesters: a review
Zhu, Dibin, Tudor, John and Beeby, Steve (2010) Strategies for increasing the operating frequency range of vibration energy harvesters: a review. Measurement Science and Technology, 21, (2), 022001.
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This paper reviews possible strategies to increase the operational frequency range of vibration-based micro-generators. Most vibration-based micro-generators are spring-mass-damper systems which generate maximum power when the resonant frequency of the generator matches the frequency of the ambient vibration. Any difference between these two frequencies can result in a significant decrease in generated power. This is a fundamental limitation of resonant vibration generators which restricts their capability in real applications. Possible solutions include the periodic tuning of the resonant frequency of the generator so that it matches the frequency of the ambient vibration at all times or widening the bandwidth of the generator. Periodic tuning can be achieved using mechanical or electrical methods. Bandwidth widening can be achieved using a generator array, a mechanical stopper, non-linear (e.g. magnetic) springs or bi-stable structures. Tuning methods can be classified into intermittent tuning (power is consumed periodically to tune the device) and continuous tuning (the tuning mechanism is continuously powered). This paper presents a comprehensive review of the principles and operating strategies for increasing the operating frequency range of vibration-based micro-generators presented in the literature to date. The advantages and disadvantages of each strategy are evaluated and conclusions are drawn regarding the relevant merits of each approach.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
|Date Deposited:||05 Jan 2010 13:58|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2012 08:50|
|Contributors:||Zhu, Dibin (Author)
Tudor, John (Author)
Beeby, Steve (Author)
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|ISI Citation Count:||53|
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