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Autonomous Tunable Energy Harvester

Autonomous Tunable Energy Harvester
Autonomous Tunable Energy Harvester
This paper describes the development and implementation of a self powered control system that autonomously adapts the resonant frequency of an electromagnetic vibration-based energy harvester. The tuning mechanism adjusts the harvester’s spring stiffness by varying the axial tensile force between two permanent magnets. The system can adjust the resonant frequency of the harvester from 64 to 78Hz, increasing the operational bandwidth of the harvester from 0.26 to 14Hz, using a single structure. A closed loop control measures the ambient frequency using the phase difference between the harvester output voltage and an accelerometer to adjust the tuning mechanism. The system has a maximum energy consumption of 202mJ.
49-52
Ayala Garcia, Ivo
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Zhu, Dibin
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Tudor, John
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Beeby, Steve
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Ayala Garcia, Ivo
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Zhu, Dibin
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Tudor, John
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Beeby, Steve
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Ayala Garcia, Ivo, Zhu, Dibin, Tudor, John and Beeby, Steve (2009) Autonomous Tunable Energy Harvester. At PowerMEMS 2009 PowerMEMS 2009, United States. 01 - 04 Dec 2009. pp. 49-52. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and implementation of a self powered control system that autonomously adapts the resonant frequency of an electromagnetic vibration-based energy harvester. The tuning mechanism adjusts the harvester’s spring stiffness by varying the axial tensile force between two permanent magnets. The system can adjust the resonant frequency of the harvester from 64 to 78Hz, increasing the operational bandwidth of the harvester from 0.26 to 14Hz, using a single structure. A closed loop control measures the ambient frequency using the phase difference between the harvester output voltage and an accelerometer to adjust the tuning mechanism. The system has a maximum energy consumption of 202mJ.

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Accepted/In Press date: November 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: 1-4 December 2009
Venue - Dates: PowerMEMS 2009, United States, 2009-12-01 - 2009-12-04
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 271101
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271101
PURE UUID: bb8580cc-ad6d-44fa-a0d0-74933680c286
ORCID for Steve Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 17 May 2010 10:37
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:07

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