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Energy management of multi-component power harvesting systems
Author(s): Robert B. MacCurdy; Timothy Reissman; Ephrahim Garcia
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Paper Abstract

Recent efforts in power harvesting systems have concentrated primarily on the optimization of isolated energy conversion techniques, such as piezoelectric, electromagnetic, solar, or thermal generators, but have focused less on combining different energy transducer types and have placed less emphasis on storing the converted energy for use by other devices. The purpose of this work is to analyze and present an integrated piezoelectric and electromagnetic power harvesting system utilizing existing technology for energy management and storage. Primary emphasis is on the analysis of the combination of existing, or readily obtainable, energy conversion techniques, operating as a single system, and the energy conversion efficiency of the alternating to direct current management, or storage, circuit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6928, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008, 692809 (18 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776545
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Robert B. MacCurdy, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Timothy Reissman, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Ephrahim Garcia, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6928:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008
Mehdi Ahmadian, Editor(s)

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