2 June 2017 Parameter identification from frequency response of MEMS energy harvesters
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In this study, we present theoretical analysis and numerical results on a simple technique for extracting unknown model parameters for MEMS electrostatic energy harvesters. We show that the frequency response can be utilized in a least-squares minimization scheme to estimate the damping coefficient, mechanical stiffness and transducer/load parasitic capacitances. The accuracy of the method is tested by application to simulated cases of linear and non-linear harvesters. A single data sweep from such a pseudo-experiment suffices to determine the unknown parameters of the electromechanical model with accuracy. The method is shown to work satisfactorily for both linear and nonlinear devices.
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Binh Duc Truong, Cuong Phu Le, Einar Halvorsen, "Parameter identification from frequency response of MEMS energy harvesters", Proc. SPIE 10246, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VIII, 102460U (2 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264094; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2264094

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