Low-Frequency, Low-G MEMS Piezoelectric Energy Harvester
Author(s)Kim, Sang-Gook; Xu, Ruize
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This paper reports the design, modeling and fabrication of a novel MEMS device for low-frequency, low-g vibration energy harvesting. The new design is based on bi-stable buckled beam structure. To implement the design at MEMS scale, we further proposed to employ residual stress in micro-fabricated thin films. With an electromechanical lumped model, the multi-layer beam could be designed to achieve bi-stability with desired frequency range and excitation amplitude. A macro-scale prototype has been built and tested to verifies the prediction of the performance enhancement of the bi-stable beam at low frequencies. A MEMS scale prototype has been fabricated and tested to verify the frequency range at low excitation amplitude. The MEMS device shows wide operating frequency range from 50Hz to 150Hz at 0.2g without external proof mass. The same device with external proof mass has lower frequency range (< 10Hz) with boosted deflection amplitude.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Xu, R, and S G Kim. “Low-Frequency, Low-G MEMS Piezoelectric Energy Harvester.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 660 (December 10, 2015): 012013. © 2018 IOP Publishing
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