Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011
Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011
Wednesday November 16, 2011
Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesters (14:50 - 17:25)14:50 - 15:15 "Energy Harvesters Utilizing Galfenol Technology"
- Vibrational energy harvesting devices utilizing the new magnetostrictive material Galfenol will be presented. A brief comparison between piezoelectric, magnetoelectric, and Galfenol-based energy harvesters will be made.
- A review of the Galfenol technology will be presented including the current state of the art of the technology; with a focus on material properties and available form factors. In addition, a brief discussion on the future direction of Galfenol technology will be presented.
- The principles of operation of these next generation energy harvesters will be discussed.
- A prototype energy harvester will be displayed demonstrating the capabilities of Galfenol-based energy harvesters.