University of Hertfordshire

Self-Powered Dynamic Systems

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  • EUCASS2013

    Accepted author manuscript, 1 MB, PDF document

  • Farbod Khoshnoud
  • David Dell
  • Clarence W. de Silva
  • Yong Chen
  • Houman Owhadi
  • Rajnish Calay
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationEUCASS 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
EventEUCASS 2013 - 5th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences - Munich, Germany
Duration: 1 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceEUCASS 2013 - 5th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period1/07/135/07/13

Abstract

This article concerns the concept of energy harvesting associated with dynamic systems. The particular area of work is the concept of fully or partially self-powered dynamic systems requiring zero or reduced external energy inputs. A self-powered dynamic system, in this paper, is defined as a dynamic system powered by its own excessive kinetic energy, renewable energy or a combination of both. The technologies explored in the paper are associated with self-powered devices (e.g. sensors), regenerative actuators, and energy harvesting. The power produced by human motion is reported as a potential energy input to mechanical devices. A solar powered airship system is used as an example of a self-sustained system. A bio-inspired design is investigated to demonstrate the advantage of employing biomimetics in improving the power density of an energy harvesting system.

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