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dc.contributor.authorTurner, John Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-28T08:00:06Zen
dc.date.available2013-03-28T08:00:06Zen
dc.date.issued2013-03-27en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:329en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/19301en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes a control system to widen the bandwidth of piezoelectric transducers (PZTs) for vibration energy harvesting while extracting maximum power. A straightforward complex conjugate match achieves maximum power transfer only at a single frequency while requiring an impractically large inductance. The proposed system intends to address these problems. It incorporates a bi-directional DC/DC converter with feed-forward control to achieve a complex conjugate match over a wide range of frequencies.  Analysis of the proposed system and simulation results are presented to verify validity of the proposed method.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectEnergy harvestingen
dc.subjectDC-DC Convertersen
dc.subjectWide banden
dc.subjectPiezoelectric Cantileveren
dc.titleA New Approach to Wide Bandwidth Energy Harvesting for Piezoelectric Cantilever Based Harvestersen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairHa, Dong Samen
dc.contributor.committeememberKoh, Kwang-Jinen
dc.contributor.committeememberMeehan, Kathleenen


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