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Piezoelectric-based electrical energy harvesting and storage methods and electronics for munitions
Author(s): J. Rastegar; C. Pereira; M. Ervin; D. Feng
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Armament Research development Center (ARDEC) and the Army Research Laboratories in Adelphi, Maryland, and their small business collaborator (Omnitek Partners, LLC) have been developing alternatives to current reserve batteries for certain munitions applications. It is shown that using a novel passive method, efficiency of over 70 percent could be achieved in the transfer of generated electrical charges to appropriate selected storage mediums. The paper also describes the development of test-beds to simulate electrical charge generation of the energy harvesting power sources during the firing and the flight for use in the design and evaluation of the collection electronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9059, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2014, 905909 (16 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045257
Show Author Affiliations
J. Rastegar, Omnitek Partners, LLC (United States)
C. Pereira, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
M. Ervin, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
D. Feng, Omnitek Partners, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9059:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2014
Kevin M. Farinholt; Steven F. Griffin, Editor(s)

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