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1 ECE - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering TORONTO 2 MINT2 - Méthodes et outils pour l-Interaction à gestes Inria Lille - Nord Europe, CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille - UMR 9189 3 L2EP - Laboratoire d’Électrotechnique et d’Électronique de Puissance - EA 2697

Abstract : When the frequency of the source of vibration of a Piezolectric Generator is significantly different from its eigenfrequency, the dielectric power losses become prominent and decrease the amount of power which is practically harvested. For off-resonance vibrating frequencies, the optimal operating conditions can be obtained with a Maximum Power Point Tracking method. This paper introduces complex phasors in the study of power conversion for piezoelectric generators. These complex phasors are used to describe three strategies which help simplify the tracking of the optimal generator output power for vibration frequencies which are away from resonance. Experimental results obtained on a prototype illustrate and confirm the approach with the phasor approaches illustrate and confirm the success of the proposed optimal power tracking strategies. Finally, we show that the efficiency results of each strategy depend on whether they are used inside or outside a frequency bandwidth around the eigenfrequency, and that the length of this bandwidth depends on the excitation amplitude.

Keywords : Piezoelectric energy harvester Wide-bandwidth

Author: Adrian Amanci - Frédéric Giraud - Christophe Giraud-Audine - Michel Amberg - Francis Dawson - Betty Lemaire-Semail -



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