Investigation of a resonance microgenerator
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Investigation of a resonance microgenerator. JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING, 13 (2). pp. 209-216. ISSN 0960-1317Full text not available from this repository.
Microgenerators that could extract energy from the environment would be very attractive for powering some types of microsystems. One approach uses a mechanical resonant element to transfer seismic vibrations into useful motion. A novel configuration for an electromagnetic microgenerator and an electrostatic microgenerator has been modelled and confirmed by experiments at a small macroscopic scale. This design allows the possibility of a 'stacked' array to increase the output. However it is concluded, as with other studies, that few applications are plausible with the outputs that can be achieved. A power output of 6 nW is predicted for a typical single-element electromagnetic microgenerator but at a very low voltage. The electrostatic form delivers more useful voltage but, at the small scale, its reactive impedance is much too high for useful power delivery.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Official Date:||March 2003|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 209-216|
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