Special Issue "Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Analysis, Design and Fabrication, 2nd Edition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2023) | Viewed by 9332
Interests: energy harvesting; nonlinear dynamics; energy management system; sensors
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Interests: vibration energy harvesting; piezoelectric energy control; energy management system; sensors
The development of the IoT (Internet of Things) provides a unique opportunity for the application of WSNs (wireless sensor networks). To realize power independence, sensor nodes are required to harvest energy from an ambient environment. Piezoelectric harvesters, which scavenge energy from ambient vibration, have drawn a remarkable amount of interest in the energy-harvesting field over the past few decades due to their high-power density, low cost, and small scale. Therefore, piezoelectric energy harvesters are regarded as one of the most promising research areas for self-powering solutions.
Improvements in piezoelectric generators involve either enhancement of the mechanical structure to increase power density or the operation bandwidth and electronic interface circuits to enhance harvesting efficiency. This Special Issue aims to highlight innovative strategies and progress in piezoelectric energy harvesting, encompassing research papers, communications, and review articles. The range of the topics may include but need not be limited to the following aspects: (1) novel designs for piezoelectric harvesters, (2) new adjustable strategies for the structure and circuits of piezoelectric harvesters, (3) creative topology of interface circuits, (4) novel control strategies of interface circuits, (5) realization of self-powered interface circuits, (6) modeling and dynamics of piezoelectric harvesters, and (7) power and task management strategy for energy-harvesting-based sensors.
Dr. Weiqun Liu
Dr. Yipeng Wu
Dr. Jiawen Xu
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- piezoelectric energy harvesting
- nonlinear generator
- synchronous switching circuit
- maximum power point tracking
- self-adaptation generator
- power and task management strategy