Special Issue "Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Analysis, Design and Fabrication"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2022) | Viewed by 23988
Interests: energy harvesting; nonlinear dynamics; energy management system; sensors
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The development of the IoT (Internet of Things) provides a unique development opportunity for the application of WSNs (wireless sensor networks). To realize power independence, sensor nodes are required to harvest energy from an ambient environment. Piezoelectric harvesters, scavenging energy from ambient vibration, have drawn a remarkable amount of interest in the energy-harvesting field over the past few decades due to their advantages of high-power density, low cost. and small scale. Therefore, piezoelectric energy harvesters are regarded as one of the most promising research areas for self-powering solutions.
Improvements on piezoelectric generators can be focused on two aspects: mechanical structure to increase power density or operation bandwidth and electronic interface circuits to enhance harvesting efficiency. This Special Issue is aimed at showcasing innovative strategies and progress in piezoelectric energy harvesting, encompassing research papers, short communications, and review articles. The range of the topics may include but need not be limited to the following aspects: 1) novel designs for piezoelectric harvesters, 2) new adjustable strategies for the structure and circuits of piezoelectric harvesters, 3) creative topology of interface circuits, 4) novel control strategies of interface circuits, 5) realization of self-powered interface circuits, and 6) modeling and dynamics of piezoelectric harvesters.
Dr. Weiqun Liu
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- piezoelectric energy harvesting
- nonlinear generator
- bistable generator
- synchronous switching circuit
- electronic/mechanical breaker
- maximum power point tracking