In this work, we present a procedure to optimize the output power of electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters, or micropower generators (MPGs). The procedure is based on optimizing both the electrical damping coefficient and the coil configuration, wire gauge and number of turns, to maximize the power flow from the input mechanical source to the electrical load for different load values. Also, we present a closed analytical form for the maximum efficiency of the electromagnetic MPGs.
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Output Power Optimization for Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesters
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Soliman, MSM, Abdel-Rahman, EM, El-Saadany, EF, & Mansour, RR. "Output Power Optimization for Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesters." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 4: 12th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies; 4th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 15–18, 2010. pp. 683-689. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2010-28893
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