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Design and testing of a kinetic energy harvester embedded into an oceanic drifter

Author
Carandell, M.; Toma, D.M.; Carbonell, M.; Del Rio, J.; Gasulla, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
IEEE sensors journal
Date of publication
2020-02-28
DOI
10.1109/JSEN.2020.2976517
Project funding
Holistic approach to powering the nodes of the internet of things
Multi-purpose/Multi-sensor Extra Light Oceanography Apparatus
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/178933 Open in new window
URL
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9018026 Open in new window
Abstract
A novel Kinetic Energy Harvester (KEH) has been developed for powering oceanic undrogued drifters. It consists on a double pendulum system capable of transforming the wave oscillations into rotation on a flywheel. This rotation is converted into DC current by an electrical generator and further processed by a power management unit (PMU). The PMU includes a “maximum power point tracking” system to maximize energy production by the generator. An oceanic drifter has also been designed to embed ...
Citation
Carandell, M. [et al.]. Design and testing of a kinetic energy harvester embedded into an oceanic drifter. "IEEE sensors journal", 28 Febrer 2020.
Keywords
Kinetic energy harvester (KEH), Lagrangian drifter; Natural frequency, Maximum power point tracking (MPPT)., Microgenerator, Power management unit (PMU)
Group of research
SARTI - Technological Development Center for Remote Acquisition and Data Processing System
SARTI-MAR - Remote Acquisition and Data Processing Systems in Marine Environment
e-CAT - Electronic Circuits and Transducers

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