This paper presents a mechanical vibration energy scavenging solution for micro power generation. The transduction is performed using a novel resonant cantilever beam SOI structure with a piezoelectric film. Simulation and optimization of such a device fabricated using a specific MEMS process and with piezoelectric thin film is detailed. The simulation results will be compared with experimental data obtained using devices currently under fabrication.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: May 8, 2005
Pages: 545 - 548
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications