Modelling techniques for capacitive harvesters of vibration energy

Abstract : This paper reports on a comparative study of the modeling techniques for a capacitive resonant vibration energy harvester composed of a resonator, a capacitive transducer and a conditioning circuit. Three accurate models were implemented in three different environments: VHDL-AMS language, SystemC-AMS plate-form and Simulink (Matlab). However, to reduce the modeling time, we also created a simplified Scicos model in which the mechanical part is modeled using SDF blocs such as integrators and adders, and the conditioning circuit was modeled as a Matlab-like script. This simplified model was the most efficient regarding the simulation time, while keeping very good accuracy of the results.
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Dimitri Galayko, Ken Caluwaerts, Philippe Basset. Modelling techniques for capacitive harvesters of vibration energy. PowerMEMS Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, Nov 2008, Sendai, Japan. pp.445-448. ⟨hal-01299223⟩



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