A practical self-powered sensor system with a tunable vibration energy harvester


Weddell, Alex S., Zhu, Dibin, Merrett, Geoff V., Beeby, S.P. and Al-Hashimi, B.M. (2012) A practical self-powered sensor system with a tunable vibration energy harvester. In, PowerMEMS 2012, Atlanta, US, 02 - 05 Dec 2012. 4pp. (Submitted).

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Vibration energy harvesters are typically narrow-band devices that are designed to operate at line frequency (or a multiple thereof), hence are only suitable for deployment on electrical machinery powered from the grid. Tunable vibration energy harvesters offer the potential to harvest energy in a wider range of applications but have, to date, only been demonstrated in the lab and have not matched the vibration characteristics found on real machines. This paper reports on the considerations, design, and results from deployment of a tunable vibration energy harvesting system aimed at a real application – wireless monitoring of a vehicle ferry engine.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Keywords: vibration energy harvesting, tunable generator, wireless sensing system
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 343535
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:25
Projects:
Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics - holistic approach 1763
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/G067740/1)
Led by: Bashir M. Al-Hashimi
1 October 2009 to 31 March 2013
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343535

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