D7.3 - Mechanical energy converter study for lotic water sensor applications
- AMA Conferences 2015
2015-05-19 - 2015-05-21
- Proceedings SENSOR 2015
- D7 - Energy Harvesting
- T. Schröder, C. Schöberlein, C. Schmidt, T. Keutel, O. Kanoun - Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany)
- 631 - 634
Wireless sensor systems can help to improve or to expand instrumentation for environmental monitoring systems. For a autonomous power supply of such sensors, a mechanical converter solution will be proposed to convert energy using natural turbulences ever-present in lotic water. This contribution focusses (a) on the mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion using a piezoelectric bimorph and (b) on a suitable DC-DC converter supplying the wireless node built around the commercially available LTC3331 by Linear Technologies.