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Parametrization of ambient energy harvesters for complementary balanced electronic applications
Author(s): Yannick Verbelen; An Braeken; Abdellah Touhafi
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Paper Abstract

The specific technical challenges associated with the design of an ambient energy powered electronic system currently requires thorough knowledge of the environment of deployment, energy harvester characteristics and power path management. In this work, a novel flexible model for ambient energy harvesters is presented that allows decoupling of the harvester’s physical principles and electrical behavior using a three dimensional function. The model can be adapted to all existing harvesters, resulting in a design methodology for generic ambient energy powered systems using the presented model. Concrete examples are included to demonstrate the versatility of the presented design in the development of electronic appliances on system level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8763, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VI, 87631U (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018490
Show Author Affiliations
Yannick Verbelen, Erasmus Univ. College Brussels (Belgium)
An Braeken, Erasmus Univ. College Brussels (Belgium)
Abdellah Touhafi, Erasmus Univ. College Brussels (Belgium)
Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8763:
Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VI
Ulrich Schmid; José Luis Sánchez de Rojas Aldavero; Monika Leester-Schaedel, Editor(s)

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