Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications

Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications

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This book describes the fundamentals and principles of energy harvesting and provides the necessary theory and background to develop energy harvesting power supplies. It explains the overall system design and gives quantitative assumptions on environmental energy. It explains different system blocks for an energy harvesting power supply and the trade-offs. The text covers in detail different energy transducer technologies such as piezoelectric, electrodynamic, and thermoelectric generators and solar cells from the material to the component level and explains the appropriate power management circuits required in these systems. Furthermore, it describes and compares storage elements such as secondary batteries and supercapacitors to select the most appropriate one for the application. Besides power supplies that use ambient energy, the book presents systems that use electromagnetic fields in the radio frequency range. Finally, it discusses different application fields and presents examples of self-powered electronic systems to illustrate the content of the preceding chapters.The utilization of switches requires some extra circuitry to control them and precious energy is consumed by that control circuitry. ... In one scheme, a single variable capacitor is used in series with a voltage source (providing the required bias voltage) and a load resistor (Fig. 5.3a). ... The circuit diagrams shown in Fig. ... Figure 5.10 Schematic of the signal-flow model representing an electrostatic.

Title:Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications
Author: Peter Spies, Markus Pollak, Loreto Mateu
Publisher:CRC Press - 2015-06-01

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