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 At PowerMEMS 2012, United States. 02 - 05 Dec 2012. 4 pp.


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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)
Venue - Dates: PowerMEMS 2012, United States, 2012-12-02 - 2012-12-05
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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
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, EEE
ePrint ID: 343535
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2 October 2012Submitted
October 2012e-pub ahead of print
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:33
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343535

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