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Wouters, Max (author)
Vibration energy harvesters are especially interesting to use in an environment where there is one dominant vibration frequency present because then the harvesters can be designed to resonate at that specific frequency. To spread out the power yield over more frequencies a multi-modal harvester can be used which can resonate at multiple...
master thesis 2021
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van de Wetering, Erik (author)
In the field of vibration energy harvesting, vibration energy is tranduced to electrical energy to power small, low powered devices. Many energy harvesters are produced in the form of a resonator, where resonant amplification enables efficient operation of the energy harvester. At low frequencies below 10 hz, input motions quickly increase for a...
master thesis 2021
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Bastiaanse, Robin (author)
A pacemaker runs on a conventional battery that lasts for approximately 6-12 years, after which the pacemaker must be replaced. Converting the heart wall vibrations into electricity through a vibration energy harvester has been considered a promising solution to this problem. However, the complexity of the heart signals on which the energy...
master thesis 2021
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Molenaar, Stefan (author)
Vibration energy harvesting is a promising step towards a more sustainable society. The world is getting more and more connected through electronic devices, which all require electrical energy. A battery can deliver electrical energy; however, such a battery needs to be replaced or recharged; this is where energy harvesters become interesting....
master thesis 2021
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Numić, Armin (author)
Bistable vibration energy harvesters are an interesting alternative to their linear counterparts. They allow for large amplitude oscillations between their stable equilibria, from which much energy can be generated. However, the stable equilibria are separated by a potential energy barrier that has to be overcome. Therefore, we cannot guarantee...
master thesis 2021
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Roos, Joeri (author)
Vibration energy harvesting can become a durable source of energy for wireless<br/>sensors or other low power applications like pacemakers. Huge savings in ecological footprint, production and maintenance costs can be achieved by replacing batteries for vibration energy harvesters. Most of the time, newly developed energy harvesters are tested...
master thesis 2020
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van Neerven, Matthijs (author)
In this thesis project, it is investigated to what extent the energy consumption of an electric aircraft can be improved by using a variable pitch and RPM propeller, including energy recuperation during the descent, with respect to a constant pitch propeller. The largest percentage of total mission energy saved using the variable pitch propeller...
master thesis 2020
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Chen, Yuchen (author)
Energy harvesting has become a popular topic for battery substitution in recent years. In particular, mechanical vibrational energy, one of the most common energy sources, has been intensely studied. Piezoelectric materials play a crucial role in vibrational energy harvesting as they can directly convert the mechanical energy to the desired...
master thesis 2020
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Sharma, S. (author)
Air travel has become considerably safe in the last decades, yet we see some fatal accidents. Some recent incidents reveal that there are issues in the measurement of wind speed and angle of attack (AoA). This paper presents a novel system for concurrently sensing the wind speed and AoA of an aircraft. We present the design of a wireless sensor,...
master thesis 2020
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van der Sande, Robin (author), Hubers, Martijn (author)
Many countries in the world face the problem of fruit frost during spring, which results in the loss of harvested crops. Solutions exist to prevent the fruit to freeze, however this requires that the temperature is known. Therefore, a smart autonomous temperature sensor network is designed that is capable of acquiring a 3D temperature profile of...
bachelor thesis 2020
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Skrekas, Vassilis (author)
The field of active implantable medical devices (IMDs) has made huge steps forward in the last years. IMDs are used today for the treatment of previously untreatable conditions as well as the continuous monitoring of the health of patients. The field, where active IMDs have been the most successful, is the field of neurological conditions, on...
master thesis 2020
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Linssen, Rob (author)
The Rotterdam municipality is constantly busy replacing old footbridges that have reached their lifetime. Lately, this is done using modern materials, such as fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP). FRP is a relatively light-weight material that has a high yield strength, which allows for aesthetically pleasing, very slender designs. Governing for such...
master thesis 2020
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Willemsen, Maurice (author)
We consider a system of IoT nodes powered completely by energy harvesting.This work focuses on achieving the time correlation of data measurements ina network of energy harvesting sensor nodes. Time correlation is achieved byhopping a message through the whole network. This message wakes up all thenodes and lets them perform a measurement....
master thesis 2020
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Brans, Johan (author)
Piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting can provide a sustainable source of <br/>energy for low-power sensors. The vibrational energy is converted to electrical energy by piezoceramic cantilevers. Replacing batteries by vibrational energy harvesters, reduces the footprint of the device and no continuous replacement of batteries is required...
master thesis 2020
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Blokland, Boris (author)
The Internet of Things is a promising vision which enables trillions of sensor devices to be connected. A common bottleneck for such devices is the energy supply. Using batteries is expensive, it reduces the device lifetime and has a negative impact on the environment. Energy harvesting provides a more sustainable solution. Unfortunately,...
master thesis 2019
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de Winkel, Jasper (author)
Energy-harvesting devices have enabled Internet of Things applications that were impossible before. Power failures are the norm for these battery-less devices, imposing a challenge to maintain a continued notion of time on these energy restricted devices. To address this challenge we introduce a novel time measurement architecture for energy...
master thesis 2019
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Parag, Anirudh Kumar (author)
This work focuses on addressing the fundamental limitation on the minimum cold start-up voltage that could be harvested from a thermoelectric element (TEG) for human-body wearable applications. For ultra-low DC voltages, the challenge translates to generating a timed-signal to amplify it up to a value that could be used to drive, say, a boost...
master thesis 2019
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van Wietmarschen, Luc (author)
This work proposes a new charge pump design suitable for energy harvesting on small human wearable devices. By using only one system for both cold start and high efficiency harvesting, the required silicon area is heavily reduced. The most fitting energy transducer is determined to be a photovoltaic cell, based on aspects of voltage, power and...
master thesis 2019
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Schilder, Patrick (author)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to include billions of tiny devices that collect, process, and communicate sensory data. As of now, batteries power these devices. Batteries, however, are large, expensive, and short-lived - even the rechargeable ones wear out in a few years. Therefore, they are not a sustainable powering solution. Tiny...
master thesis 2019
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Delle Donne, Carlo (author)
Batteryless network nodes could enable unprecedented ubiquitous sensing applications, while gathering energy from the environment and hence removing maintenance costs for batteries. However, these devices inherently suffer frequent power failures and reboots, due to the volatility of the incoming energy, thus classical synchronous message...
master thesis 2018
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