Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesting Devices

Architectures, Design, Modeling and Optimization

  • Dirk Spreemann
  • Yiannos Manoli
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Dirk Spreemann, Yiannos Manoli
    Pages 1-12
  3. Dirk Spreemann, Yiannos Manoli
    Pages 37-63
  4. Dirk Spreemann, Yiannos Manoli
    Pages 65-94
  5. Dirk Spreemann, Yiannos Manoli
    Pages 95-107
  6. Dirk Spreemann, Yiannos Manoli
    Pages 123-152
  7. Dirk Spreemann, Yiannos Manoli
    Pages 153-155
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-196

About this book

Introduction

Electromagnetic vibration transducers are seen as an effective way of harvesting ambient energy for the supply of sensor monitoring systems. Different electromagnetic coupling architectures have been employed but no comprehensive comparison with respect to their output performance has been carried out up to now. Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesting Devices introduces an optimization approach which is applied to determine optimal dimensions of the components (magnet, coil and back iron). Eight different commonly applied coupling architectures are investigated. The results show that correct dimensions are of great significance for maximizing the efficiency of the energy conversion. A comparison yields the architectures with the best output performance capability which should be preferably employed in applications. A prototype development is used to demonstrate how the optimization calculations can be integrated into the design–flow. Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesting Devices targets the designer of electromagnetic vibration transducers who wishes to have a greater in-depth understanding for maximizing the output performance.

Keywords

Circuits & Systems Electromagnetic Induction Electronic Devices Energy Harvesting Power Optimization Transducer Coupling Voltage Optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Dirk Spreemann
    • 1
  • Yiannos Manoli
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Mikro + InformationstechnikHSG-IMITVillingen-SchwenningenGermany
  2. 2.IMTEKUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2944-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2943-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2944-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0387