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Low power amplifier for piezoelectric actuator in wireless smart sensor applications
Author(s): Lei Liu; F. G. Yuan
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Paper Abstract

As wireless sensor has emerged as a promising technology in recent years, active sensing which integrates actuation capability in a wireless sensor unit for detecting localized damage has been brought into sight in structural health monitoring. However, the inefficiency of conventional energy conversion system is a major constraint for the utilization of reactive actuator, such as piezoelectric, in the wireless sensor unit since power source is limited. This paper proposes a highly efficient low power switching amplifier to drive piezoelectric disc in the high frequency for wireless sensor applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6174, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, 61740Y (11 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659742
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Lei Liu, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
F. G. Yuan, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6174:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Victor Giurgiutiu, Editor(s)

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