Smart MEMs Piezo based energy Harvesting with Integrated Supercapacitor and packaging (Smart-MEMPHIS)

Smart-MEMPHIS project addresses the increasing demand for low-cost, energy-efficient autonomous systems by focusing on the main challenge for all smart devices - self-powering. The project aims to design, manufacture and test a miniaturized autonomous energy supply based on harvesting vibrational energy with piezo-MEMS energy harvesters. The project will integrate several multi-functional technologies and nanomaterials; lead-zirconate-titanate materials in MEMS-based multi-axis energy harvester, an ultra-low-power ASIC to manage the variations of the frequency and harvested power, a miniaturized carbon-nano material based energy storing supercapacitor, all heterogeneously integrated with new innovative flat panel packaging technologies for cost effective 3D integration verified through manufacturability reviews. The performance of the system will be demonstrated in two demanding applications: leadless bio-compatible cardiac pacemaker and wireless sensor networks (WSN) for structure health monitoring (SHM). For the pacemaker, a smart energy autonomous system will accelerate the paradigm shift from costly, burdensome surgical treatments to cost-effective and patient-friendly minimally invasive operations enabled by leadless pacemakers capable of harvesting energy from the heart beats. The key challenges for the energy harvesting arise from the extremely stringent reliability requirements, the low vibrational energies and frequencies and the small size required for a device implanted inside a heart. With the 2nd demonstrator the consortium consisting of multi-functional value chain will show a wider applicability for the technologies complementing the medical application. A WSN with acoustic sensor nodes will be demonstrated in SHM applications. SHM enables real-time monitoring of complex structures e.g. survey and detection of micro-cracks for example in composite aircraft wings, bridges or rails, or detection of corrosion or leakage in pipes solving.

Participants

Peter Enoksson (contact)

Professor at Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Bionano Systems

Per Lundgren

Docent at Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Bionano Systems

Collaborations

Acreo Swedish ICT

Kista, Sweden

aixACCT Systems GmbH

Aachen, Germany

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur

Munchen, Germany

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

Silex Microsystems AB

Järfälla, Sweden

SORIN CRM SAS

Meylan, France

Spinverse Oy

Esbo, Finland

Vermon S.A.

Tours, France

Funding

EC, Horizon 2020

Funding years 2014–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Project Web Page

http://www.smart-memphis.eu/

Created

2015-07-15