BPN341: Plastic Energy Harvester


This project aims to develop a plastic energy harvesting system by utilizing piezoelectric ceramics to scavenge energy from natural motions for self-powered sensor applications. Plastic molding processes will be employed to achieve a low cost and high reliability/repeatability manufacturing process. Several piezoelectric configurations such as uni-morphs(THUNDER?), bimorphs as well as multilayers will be explored with particular focus on power maximization and highly-reliable structures in order to survive harsh environment. The ultimate goal will be the development of low-cost, plastic energy harvester capable for integrating with sensor and electronics as a single self-powered sensing system.

Project end date: 01/29/07

YiinKuen Fuh
Publication date: 
August 23, 2006
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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