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Novel Micro Vibration Energy Harvesting Device using Frequency Up Conversion

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4 Author(s)
Lee, D.G. ; PowerMEMS Technol., Inc., Cupertino ; Carman, G.P. ; Murphy, D. ; Schulenburg, C.

This paper presents a novel approach to rectify a low mechanical frequency to a higher resonant frequency mode, i.e. frequency up conversion. The device consists of a sharp probe, micro superelastic NiTi ridges, a micro slider, and a piezoelectric bimorph cantilever. A probe tip attached on the edge of a piezoelectric cantilever travels along the ridges attached onto a micro slider mechanism. Experimental results show that power output per unit area is substantially larger than conventional resonance approaches.

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Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, 2007. TRANSDUCERS 2007. International

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10-14 June 2007