Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for a CMOS Wireless Sensor

  • Nuno Mancelos
  • Joana Correia
  • Luís Miguel Pires
  • Luís B. Oliveira
  • João P. Oliveira
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 423)


The emerging of collective awareness platforms opened a new range of driven forces that will converge to more sustainable systems. To achieve this task, these platforms have to support an increasing number of more sophisticated remote sensors and actuators that will need to cooperate smartly and strongly with each other in a mesh type of intelligent interconnectivity. These remote smart miniaturized nodes can add noninvasive intelligence but suffer from lifetime performance due to the small quantity of energy available in micro batteries. Therefore, harvesting energy from the environment is a promising technique. This work presents the study and experimental evaluation of a flexible piezoelectric material to validate the use of a piezoelectric harvester in a CMOS wireless actuator/sensor node.


Energy harvesting Piezoelectric transducers Self-powered Microsystems Smart systems Wireless sensor nodes MEMS WSN 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuno Mancelos
    • 2
  • Joana Correia
    • 2
  • Luís Miguel Pires
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luís B. Oliveira
    • 1
    • 2
  • João P. Oliveira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Technologies and Systems (CTS)UNINOVAPortugal
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical Engineering (DEE)Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)CaparicaPortugal

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