September 21, 2017

AGRICULTURE, AQUATIC AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Harvesting Vibration Energy

[Author: Jay Elixir M. Lapeña, et.al., 2016] Piezoelectric materials have the ability to be used as a mechanism to transform mechanical energy, usually ambient vibration into electrical energy that can be used to power other devices. The practice of harnessing energy around a system and converting it in to usable power is termed power harvesting. By implementing these power harvesting devices, portable systems can be developed that do not depend on the traditional methods for providing power, such as the battery, which has a limited operating life. With the recent advances in wireless technologies, sensors can now be placed in ...
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