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Evaluation of the Performance of an Energy Harvesting Chain Based on Piezopolymer Sensors

N. A. CHRYSOCHOIDIS, E. GUTIERREZ, G. RENALDI

Abstract


In this paper we measure the experimental performance of an energy-harvesting chain based on thin-film piezopolymers. We compare the optimal impedance-matched power output to the expected theoretical values and then measure the capacity of a commercial energy-harvesting electronic circuit (based on a rectifier and DC-DC buck converter) to optimize the energy-extraction from the sensor for a range of frequencies.

doi: 10.12783/SHM2015/122


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