Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Enhancing Power Output by Device Optimisation and Circuit Techniques

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dc.contributor.advisor Zhu, Meiling
dc.contributor.advisor Kirby, Paul B.
dc.contributor.author Worthington, Emma
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-23T15:18:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-23T15:18:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-31
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/4579
dc.description.abstract Energy harvesting; that is, harvesting small amounts of energy from environmental sources such as solar, air flow or vibrations using small-scale (≈1cm 3 ) devices, offers the prospect of powering portable electronic devices such as GPS receivers and mobile phones, and sensing devices used in remote applications: wireless sensor nodes, without the use of batteries. Numerous studies have shown that power densities of energy harvesting devices can be hundreds of µW; however the literature also reveals that power requirements of many electronic devices are in the mW range. Therefore, a key challenge for the successful deployment of energy harvesting technology remains, in many cases, the provision of adequate power. This thesis aims to address this challenge by investigating two methods of enhancing the power output of a piezoelectric-based vibration energy harvesting device. Cont/d. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights ©Cranfield University, 2010. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder. en_UK
dc.title Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Enhancing Power Output by Device Optimisation and Circuit Techniques en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK


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