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Mechanical Energy Harvesting for Powering Distributed Sensors and Recharging Storage Systems
(Virginia Tech, 2013-05-03)
Vibration energy harvesting has been widely investigated by academia and industry in the past decade with focus on developing distributed power sources. One of the prime goals of energy harvesters is to provide power to ...
Robust Model-Based Control of Nonlinear Systems for Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
(Virginia Tech, 2013-09-16)
The growing need for ocean surveillance and exploration has pushed the development of novel autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology. A current trend is to make use of bio-inspired propulsor to increase the overall ...
MEMS Technologies for Energy Harvesting and Sensing
(Virginia Tech, 2013-09-20)
MEMS devices are finding application in diverse fields that include energy harvesting, microelectronics and sensors. In energy harvesting, MEMS scale devices are employed due to its efficiencies of scale. The miniaturization ...
Modeling of Bio-inspired Jellyfish Vehicle for Energy Efficient Propulsion
(Virginia Tech, 2013-01-08)
Jellyfish have inhabited this planet for millions of years and are the oldest known metazoans that swim using muscles. They are found in freshwater sources and in oceans all over the world. Over millions of years of ...
High Performance Lead--free Piezoelectric Materials
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-10)
Piezoelectric materials find applications in number of devices requiring inter-conversion of mechanical and electrical energy. These devices include different types of sensors, actuators and energy harvesting devices. A ...
Design and Analysis of Biomimetic Medusa Robots
(Virginia Tech, 2013-05-08)
The design of unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) was inspired by the form and functionality of Jellyfish. These natural organisms were chosen as bio-inspiration for a multitude of reasons including: efficiency, good room ...