Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Remote Sensing

Full-Wave Rectifier with Zero Standby Current for Vibrational Energy Harvesting Systems

Authors
Eunjung Yoon, Minjae Yang, Chonggun Yu
Corresponding Author
Eunjung Yoon
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eers-15.2015.16How to use a DOI?
Keywords
full-wave rectifier; vibrational energy; energy harvesting; vibration detector; active diode
Abstract

In this paper, a full-wave rectifier (FWR) with zero standby leakage current for vibrational energy harvesting systems is presented. Conventional active FWRs where active diodes are used to reduce the diode voltage drop and increase the system efficiency are usually powered from the output. Nevertheless, a major drawback is that these FWRs consume current from the output storage capacitor even when the system is not harvesting any energy. To overcome the problem, a technique using a simple vibration detector consisting of a peak detector and a level shifter is proposed. The vibration detector detects whether vibrational energy exists or not in the input terminal and disables the comparators when there is no vibrational energy. The proposed FWR with the vibration detector is designed using a 0.35-µm CMOS process. Simulation results have verified the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. The maximum power efficiency of the designed FWR is 99.2%. By using the proposed vibration detector, a decrease in standby leakage current by approximately 3,200 times can be achieved.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Remote Sensing
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-106-3
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eers-15.2015.16How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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