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Improved Energy Harvesting from Wideband Vibrations by Nonlinear Piezoelectric Converters
Abstract Vibration harvesters typically are linear mass-spring devices working at resonance. A different approach is here proposed based on nonlinear converters that exploit stochastic resonance withExpand
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Nonlinear mechanism in MEMS devices for energy harvesting applications
This paper reports a novel bistable microelectromechanical system for energy harvesting applications. In particular, we focus here on methodologies and devices for recovering energy from mechanicalExpand
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Improved Energy Harvesting from Wideband Vibrations by Nonlinear Piezoelectric Converters
Abstract Vibration harvesters typically are linear mass-spring devices working at resonance. A different approach is here proposed based on nonlinear converters that exploit stochastic resonance withExpand
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Investigation on Mechanically Bistable MEMS Devices for Energy Harvesting From Vibrations
In this paper, mechanically bistable microelectromechanical systems devices are investigated for energy harvesting from mechanical vibrations. This approach is particularly suitable when random,Expand
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Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of BESOI-Accelerometer Exploiting Photonic Bandgap Materials
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This paper reports the numerical and experimental investigation of a bulk and etch silicon on insulator optoelectro-mechanical system realized using a multilayer metal-dielectric photonic bandgap (PBG) structure. Expand
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Analysis of two dimensional, wide-band, bistable vibration energy harvester
Abstract In this paper a new strategy for developing broadband, bi-directional, vibration energy harvesters is presented. Often energy harvesting systems address unidirectional incoming energy,Expand
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Cascaded “Triple-Bent-Beam” MEMS Sensor for Contactless Temperature Measurements in Nonaccessible Environments
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A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) temperature sensor based on a cascade three-stage “bent-beam” structure is described in this paper. Expand
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"Bent beam" MEMS Temperature Sensors for Contactless Measurements in Harsh Environments
A novel MEMS temperature sensor based on a cascade three-stage bent beam structure is described in this work. Three cascaded systems compose the structure in order to enhance sensor sensitivity. TheExpand
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Implementation and characterization of a smart parking system based on 3-axis magnetic sensors
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Sensor networks based on magnetic devices offer an attractive low-cost alternative for parking monitoring. Expand
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Flexible Microwire Residence Times Difference Fluxgate Magnetometer
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We present a novel realization of the microwire fluxgate magnetometer based on a flexible CoFeSiB core. Expand
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