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Smart energy harvesting with integrated supercapacitor and packaging

The main challenge for all smart sensor devices is self-powering. We design, manufacture and test miniaturized piezo energy harvesters using vibrational energy as autonomous energy supply. This system will be demonstrated in two very demanding applications: leadless pacemaker and WSN for structural health monitoring.

The goal is to tackle the main challenge for all smart devices – self-powering. The project aims to design, manufacture and test a miniaturized autonomous energy supply based on harvesting vibrational energy with piezo-MEMS energy harvesters. The project will integrate several multi-functional technologies and nanomaterials; a MEMS-based multi-axis energy harvester, an ultra-low-power ASIC to manage the variations of the frequency and harvested power, and a miniaturized energy storing supercapacitor, all heterogeneously integrated for cost effective 3D integration.


Summary

Project name

Smart-Memphis

Status

Active

RISE role in project

RISE Acreo is partner with the scientific rolls to i) simulate and design MEMS-based PZT harvester, and ii) mechanical & electrical characterisation of harvesters

Project start

Duration

4 year

Total budget

8.2 M€

Partner

Aixacct, CAIRDAC SAS , Chalmers University of Technology, The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, Linköping University/ Integrated Circuits and Systems group, RISE, Silex Microsystems, Spinverse, Vermon

Funders

H2020

The UN sustainable development goals

3. Good health and well-being
7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Project website

Coordinators

Events

External press

Cristina Rusu

Contact person

Cristina Rusu

Senior Expert

+46 10 228 41 48
cristina.rusu@ri.se

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