Piezoelectric and Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting.- Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting.- Electromechanical Modeling of Cantilevered Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Persistent Base Motions.- Performance Evaluation of Vibration-Based Piezoelectric Energy Scavengers.- Piezoelectric Equivalent Circuit Models.- Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting.- Energy Harvesting Circuits and Architectures.- On the Optimal Energy Harvesting from a Vibration Source Using a Piezoelectric Stack.- Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors.- Energy Harvesting using Non-linear Techniques.- Power Sources for Wireless Sensor Networks.- Harvesting Microelectronic Circuits.- Thermoelectrics.- Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting.- Optimized Thermoelectrics For Energy Harvesting Applications.- Microbatteries.- Thin Film Batteries for Energy Harvesting.- Materials for High-energy Density Batteries.- Selected Applications of Energy Harvesting Systems.- Feasibility of an Implantable, Stimulated Muscle-Powered Piezoelectric Generator as a Power Source for Implanted Medical Devices.- Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting for Bio MEMS Applications.- Harvesting Energy from the Straps of a Backpack Using Piezoelectric Materials.- Energy Harvesting for Active RF Sensors and ID Tags.- Powering Wireless SHM Sensor Nodes through Energy Harvesting.
Energy Harvesting Technologies provides a cohesive overview of the fundamentals and current developments in the field of energy harvesting. In a well-organized structure, this volume discusses basic principles for the design and fabrication of bulk and MEMS based vibration energy systems, theory and design rules required for fabrication of efficient electronics, in addition to recent findings in thermoelectric energy harvesting systems.
Combining leading research from both academia and industry onto a single platform, Energy Harvesting Technologies serves as an important reference for researchers and engineers involved with power sources, sensor networks and smart materials.
The first book to synthesize the components of energy harvesting
Includes a diverse range of researchers from academics, industry, and national laboratories
Provides discussions of piezoelectric, inductive, thermoelectric, and photovoltaic energy harvesting technologies, by leading authors
Serves as the foundation for building energy harvesting systems