An electromagnetic micro power generator for wideband environmental vibrations

Sari I., Balkan T. , KÜLAH H.

SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, cilt.145, ss.405-413, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 145
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sna.2007.11.021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.405-413


This paper presents a wideband electromagnetic vibration-to-electrical micro power generator. The micro generator is capable of generating steady power over a predetermined frequency range. Power is generated by means of the relative motion between a magnet and coils fabricated over resonating cantilevers through electromagnetic induction. The reported generator covers a wide band of external vibration frequency by implementing a number of serially connected cantilevers in different lengths resulting in an array of cantilevers with varying natural frequencies. The device generates 0.4 mu W of continuous power with 10 mV voltage in an external vibration frequency range of 4.2-5 kHz, covering a band of 800 Hz. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.