Development of a piezoelectric based energy harvesting system for autonomous wireless sensor nodes

A.F. Gomez Casseres Espinosa, Andrea Sanchez Ramirez, L.F. Combita Alfonso, Richard Loendersloot, Arthur P. Berkhoff

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Abstract

This paper describes the selection and operation of a Boost Integrated with Flyback Rectifier/Energy storage/DC-DC converter (BIFRED) for piezoelectric energy harvesting purposes. This topology presents features like low-harmonic rectification, energy storage and wide-bandwith voltage control in an integrated single converter, leading to fewer components, weight and miniaturization of the entire system. This miniaturization makes the integrated topologies a suitable option for further developments in Wireless Sensor Network based Structural Health and Condition Monitoring applications. The operation of the BIFRED circuit in Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM) mode is described. A nonlinear model is derived and used to predict the DC gains between the input, storage and output voltages of the circuit. A simulation-based verification is carried out using MATLAB Simulink, the operation of the circuit is corroborated and the power factor is computed. Finally, the results of a piezoelectric implementation using the BIFRED circuit are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
EditorsV. Le Cam, L. Mevel, F. Schoefs
Place of PublicationNantes (F)
Pages205-212
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2014
Event7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014 - Nantes, France
Duration: 8 Jul 201411 Aug 2014
Conference number: 7

Conference

Conference7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014
Abbreviated titleEWSHM
CountryFrance
CityNantes
Period8/07/1411/08/14

Keywords

  • IR-91386
  • METIS-304223

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    Gomez Casseres Espinosa, A. F., Sanchez Ramirez, A., Combita Alfonso, L. F., Loendersloot, R., & Berkhoff, A. P. (2014). Development of a piezoelectric based energy harvesting system for autonomous wireless sensor nodes. In V. Le Cam, L. Mevel, & F. Schoefs (Eds.), 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (pp. 205-212). Nantes (F).