Feasibility analysis of energy harvesting with piezoelectric devices in oceano graphic buoys
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This document shows the study carried out to demonstrate the feasibility of using piezoelectric devices in oceanographic buoys, as generators of electric power for feeding the buoy system. One of the basic problems in an application of this type is to supply electrical power to the systems of the buoy. But the realisation of prototypes and especially their test in real conditions, for their validation, are extremely expensive. Therefore, a good solution is to demonstrate, previously, the viability of the system. This requires real data on movements, accelerations, etc., but in this particular case, these data are available for carrying out previous R & D projects that have given rise to developments that are currently located on operational oceanographic buoys. . With all this we have been able to carry out a study that demonstrates the interest of this technology.
CitationPozo Fernández, B. [et al.]. Feasibility analysis of energy harvesting with piezoelectric devices in oceano graphic buoys. A: 8th International Workshop on Marine Technology : MARTECH 2018. "Instrumentation Viewpoint". Vilanova i la Geltrú: SARTI, 2018, p. 57.