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A piezoelectric shock-loading response simulator for piezoelectric-based device developers
Author(s): J. Rastegar; Z. Feng
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed loading of piezoelectric transducers occurs in many applications, such as those in munitions firing, or when a mechanical system is subjected to impact type loading. In this paper, an electronic simulator that can be programmed to generate electrical charges that a piezoelectric transducer generates as it is subjected to various shock loading profiles is presented. The piezoelectric output simulator can provide close to realistic outputs so that the circuit designer can use it to test the developed system under close to realistic conditions without the need for the costly and time consuming process of performing actual tests. The design of the electronic simulator and results of its testing are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10166, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2017, 1016604 (4 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2257718
Show Author Affiliations
J. Rastegar, Omnitek Partners, LLC (United States)
Z. Feng, Omnitek Partners, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10166:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2017
Dan J. Clingman, Editor(s)

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