Modeling and Design of a MEMS Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester

  title={Modeling and Design of a MEMS Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester},
  author={No{\"e}l Eduard du Toit and Brian L. Wardle and Eduard du Toit},
The modeling and design of MEMS-scale piezoelectric-based vibration energy harvesters (MPVEH) are presented. The work is motivated by the need for pervasive and limitless power for wireless sensor nodes that have application in structural health monitoring, homeland security, and infrastructure monitoring. A review of prior millito micro-scale harvesters is provided. Common ambient low-level vibration sources are characterized experimentally. Coupled with a dissipative system model and a… CONTINUE READING
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