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Design and fabrication of a new vibration-based electromechanical generator

El-hami, M., Glynne-Jones, P., White, N.M., Beeby, S., James, E., Brown, A.D. and Hill, M (2001) Design and fabrication of a new vibration-based electromechanical generator [in special issue: Selected Papers for Eurosensors XIV] Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 92, (1-3), pp. 335-342. (doi:10.1016/S0924-4247(01)00569-6).

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A device is described for generating electrical power from mechanical energy in a vibrating environment. The design utilises an electromagnetic transducer and its operating principle is based on the relative movement of a magnet pole with respect to a coil. The approach is suitable for embedded remote microsystems structures with no physical links to the outside world. Simulation, modelling and test results following fabrication of a first prototype have demonstrated that generation of practical amounts of power within a reasonable space is possible. Power generation of more than 1 mW within a volume of 240 mm3 at a vibration frequency of 320 Hz has been obtained.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 17 July 2001
Published date: 1 August 2001
Keywords: self-powered, enewable power generation, vibration
Organisations: Engineering Science Unit, EEE


Local EPrints ID: 256122
ISSN: 0924-4247
PURE UUID: 13a5db91-4aa8-4c32-9220-be233f5f24bf
ORCID for P. Glynne-Jones: ORCID iD
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Date deposited: 02 Mar 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:48

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Author: M. El-hami
Author: P. Glynne-Jones ORCID iD
Author: N.M. White ORCID iD
Author: S. Beeby ORCID iD
Author: E. James
Author: A.D. Brown
Author: M Hill

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