Optimised Energy Harvesting using Polypower

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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Optimised Energy Harvesting using Polypower
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Author:Lasse Korff (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Michael A. E. Andersen (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Ole C. Thomsen (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000075
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000076

When stretching a Dielectric Electro Active Polymer(DEAP) the capacitance of it changes and by that it is possible to harvest energy. This project investigates the great issues of designing the electronics to charge and discharge the DEAP. An analysis of all the elements concerning the electronics has been carried out and based on that a converter has been built and tested.