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Towards a piezoelectric vibration-powered microgenerator

Towards a piezoelectric vibration-powered microgenerator
Towards a piezoelectric vibration-powered microgenerator
As MEMS and Smart Material technologies advance, embedded and remote applications are becoming more widespread. Powering these systems can be a significant engineering problem, as traditional solutions such as batteries are not always appropriate. An inertial generator is developed that uses thick-film piezoelectric technologies to produce electrical power from vibrations in the environment of the device. The device validates the concept, and produces an output of 3uW. Predictions show that orders of magnitude increase in power output are possible.
electric generators, micromechanical devices, piezoelectric devices, thick film circuits, vibrations
1350-2344
68-72
Glynne-Jones, P.
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Beeby, S.P.
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White, N.M.
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Glynne-Jones, P., Beeby, S.P. and White, N.M. (2001) Towards a piezoelectric vibration-powered microgenerator IEE Proceedings - Science, Measurement and Technology, 148, (2), pp. 68-72.

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Abstract

As MEMS and Smart Material technologies advance, embedded and remote applications are becoming more widespread. Powering these systems can be a significant engineering problem, as traditional solutions such as batteries are not always appropriate. An inertial generator is developed that uses thick-film piezoelectric technologies to produce electrical power from vibrations in the environment of the device. The device validates the concept, and produces an output of 3uW. Predictions show that orders of magnitude increase in power output are possible.

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Published date: 7 August 2001
Keywords: electric generators, micromechanical devices, piezoelectric devices, thick film circuits, vibrations
Organisations: Engineering Science Unit, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 256614
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256614
ISSN: 1350-2344
PURE UUID: c7621de4-64ba-40b3-8cd7-ea02fee8f2b6
ORCID for P. Glynne-Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5684-3953
ORCID for S.P. Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759
ORCID for N.M. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2002
Last modified: 10 Oct 2017 14:35

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Author: P. Glynne-Jones ORCID iD
Author: S.P. Beeby ORCID iD
Author: N.M. White ORCID iD

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