1ZF Friedrichshafen AG Graf-von-Soden-Platz 1 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany
2IMTEK Lehrstuhl für Elektrische Mess- und Prüfverfahren Georges-Köhler-Allee 106, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
Received: 18 Sep 2013 – Revised: 13 Dec 2013 – Accepted: 16 Dec 2013 – Published: 17 Jan 2014
Abstract. This paper presents a semi-active broadband vibrational-energy harvesting system. Based on a non-resonant rotational generator, electronic circuitry was used to overcome the physical start-up restrictions. Due to the functional design it remains an energy harvester suitable for battery-less devices. For the first time a vibrational energy harvester is presented that allows standardization and thus higher volume production. A system layout, simulation, and measurement data will be shown.
Retan, K., Graf, A., and Reindl, L.: Simulative verification of a novel semi-active broadband energy harvester, J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 3, 21-28, doi:10.5194/jsss-3-21-2014, 2014.