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Taguchi optimisation of piezoelectric design for hybrid energy harvesting of GPS tracker device

Mohd. Ismail, Mohd. Ismifaizul and Dziyauddin, Rudzidatul Akmam and Ahmad, Robiah and Abdul Hamid, Afifah Maheran and Anwar, Shazlan (2021) Taguchi optimisation of piezoelectric design for hybrid energy harvesting of GPS tracker device. In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications, ICSIMA 2021, 23 - 25 August 2021, Virtual, Bandung.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSIMA50015.2021.9526325


Wireless Sensor Node (WSN) of Global Positioning System (GPS) has a disadvantage in terms of high-power consumption. Energy harvesting is a technique that collects unused light, kinetic, thermal, mechanical, chemical, wind, acoustic and hybrid, and then converts them into usable electrical energy. The main objective of the current work is to explore an energy harvesting system using piezoelectric and solar energy harvesters for a sustainable hybrid GPS sensor tracker. The Taguchi method was used to determine the optimum design of the piezoelectric transducer. The output of the piezoelectric harvester was measured by vibration (time), while solar power harvesting depended on light sensitivity (lux). The Self-Powered GPS device (SP-Tracker), was tested in the laboratory as well as at the site. The results showed that the piezoelectric energy harvesting system that analysed using the DOE Taguchi method, reflected the measurements of voltage and optimum power outputs. The optimum piezoelectric device design obtained is 3 cm and 1 g for distance and weight, respectively, with a maximum power output of 217 mW. On the other hand, the ideal size and weight of a piezoelectric device are 3 cm and 1 g. Between 108.7 and 312 mW of electricity will be generated by the hybrid energy harvesting device for both purposes. The following effort will be directed toward creating and constructing low-power Lora sensor nodes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:DOE Taguchi method, Energy harvesting, GPS tracker device, hybrid energy, piezoelectric, solar
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:98148
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:04 Dec 2022 17:43
Last Modified:04 Dec 2022 17:43

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