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Array of piezoelectric energy harvesters
Author(s): I. C. Lien; Y. C. Shu
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Paper Abstract

This article analyzes the electrical behavior of an array of piezoelectric energy harvesters endowed with several interfacing circuits, including the standard AC/DC circuit and parallel/series SSHI (synchronized switch harvesting on inductor) circuits. The harvesters are classified according to the connection to a single or multiple rectifiers. The analytic estimates of harvested power are derived explicitly for different cases. The results show that DC power output changes from the power-boosting mode to the wideband mode according to various degrees of differences in the parameters of harvesters. In particular, the system with multiple rectifiers exhibits more bandwidth improvement than that with a single rectifier. Finally, it is shown that the electrical performance of an SSHI array system enjoys both power boosting and bandwidth improvement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7977, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011, 79770K (27 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880260
Show Author Affiliations
I. C. Lien, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Y. C. Shu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7977:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011
Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Editor(s)

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