This paper presents the development of wideband energy harvesting by the parallel connection of multiple piezoelectric oscillators attached to a synchronized electric charge extraction (SECE) interface circuit. It is shown that the electric response is determined by the matrix formulation of generalized Ohm’s law. The impedance matrix is explicitly expressed in terms of the equivalent load impedance and system parameters. In addition, the load impedance is found to be independent of external load, so is harvested power. The framework is subsequently validated numerically by SPICE circuit simulations. Finally, the performance evaluation is carried out with comparisons to other interface circuits, including the standard and synchronized switch harvesting on inductor (SSHI) interfaces. The result demonstrates that the bandwidth of an SECE array system is improved and its harvested power is not less than that based on the use of other interface circuits.
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Wideband Energy Harvesting by Multiple Piezoelectric Oscillators With an SECE Interface
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Wu, PH, & Shu, YC. "Wideband Energy Harvesting by Multiple Piezoelectric Oscillators With an SECE Interface." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. Volume 2: Integrated System Design and Implementation; Structural Health Monitoring; Bioinspired Smart Materials and Systems; Energy Harvesting. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. September 21–23, 2015. V002T07A004. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS2015-8862
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