A wideband electromagnetic micro power generator for wireless microsystems

2007-06-14
Sari, Ibrahim
Balkan, Tuna
Külah, Haluk
This paper presents a wideband electromagnetic (EM) vibration-to-electrical power generator which can efficiently scavenge energy and generate steady power over a predetermined frequency range. Power is generated by means of electromagnetic induction using a magnet and coils on top of resonating cantilever beams. The reported generator covers a wide band of external vibration frequency by implementing a number of serially connected cantilevers in different lengths. The device generates 0.5 mu W continuous power with 20 mV voltage between 3.3 and 3.6 kHz of external vibration.

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Citation Formats
I. Sari, T. Balkan, and H. Külah, “A wideband electromagnetic micro power generator for wireless microsystems,” 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/48331.