VERIFICATION OF SELF-TUNING 4DOF PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTER WITH ENHANCED BANDWIDTH
Paper i proceeding, 2017
In this paper, we present an analytical model to predict enhanced bandwidth for a piezoelectric energy harvester with self-tuning, accomplished by a sliding mass. The model predicts that by implementing asymmetry of different piezoelectric cantilever lengths , the bandwidth can theoretically approach 60 Hz. Validation measurements demonstrate an increased 3dB bandwidth up to 21 Hz with 150 mW, by configuration 23/17 mm in open length – providing sufficient power for a ZigBee to continually transmit.