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Kulkarni, S;Koukharenko, E;Torah, R;Tudor, J;Beeby, S;O'Donnell, T;Roy, S
SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL
Design, fabrication and test of integrated micro-scale vibration-based electromagnetic generator
2008
July
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1
WOS: 91 ()
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POWER GENERATOR SYSTEMS
336
342
This paper discusses the design, fabrication and testing of electromagnetic microgenerators. Three different designs of power generators are partially micro-fabricated and assembled. Prototype A having a wire-wound copper coil, Prototype B, an electrodeposited copper coil both on a deep reactive ion etched (DRIE) silicon beam and paddle. Prototype C uses moving NdFeB magnets in between two micro-fabricated coils. The integrated coil, paddle and beam were fabricated using standard micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) processing techniques. For Prototype A, the maximum measured power output was 148 nW at 8.08 kHz resonant frequency and 3.9 m/s(2) acceleration. For Prototype B, the microgenerator gave a maximum load power of 23 nW for an acceleration of 9.8 m/s(2), at a resonant frequency of 9.83 kHz. This is a substantial improvement in power generated over other micro-fabricated silicon-based generators reported in literature. This generator has a volume of 0.1 cm(3) which is lowest of all the silicon-based micro-fabricated electromagnetic power generators reported. To verify the potential of integrated coils in electromagnetic generators, Prototype C was assembled. This generated a maximum load power of 586 nW across 110 Omega load at 60 Hz for an acceleration of 8.829 m/s(2). (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
10.1016/j.sna.2007.09.014
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