Mechanics & Industry
Volume 23, 2022
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||01 August 2022|
Vibration energy harvesting on a drone quadcopter based on piezoelectric structures
Univ Lyon, INSA Lyon, CNRS, LaMCoS, UMR5259, 69621 Villeurbanne, France
2 Univ Lyon, INSA Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, CNRS, Ampère, UMR5005, 69621 Villeurbanne, France
3 Univ Lyon, INSA Lyon, LGEF EA682, 69261 Villeurbanne, France
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Accepted: 24 June 2022
The aim of this publication is to conclude on the interest of vibratory energy harvesting on classic quadcopter drone for autonomous applications (battery charging in real time, autonomous sensors), monitoring or even vibration control applications. A complete dynamic analysis allows to quantify the amount of electrical power that is possible to produce during the hovering flight of a quadcopter drone. These results have been obtained by substitution of the inert parts of the drone by piezoelectric components. For that purpose, different types of piezoelectric structures have been tested, including some commercial transducers (DuraAct from Piezoelectric Instrument and Murata buzzers) and some home-made such as a piezoelectric paint. Our original piezoelectric smart arms have been able to scavenge up to 5.35 mW during a stationary flight which remains quite enough to supply low-consumption sensors for monitoring applications.
Key words: Vibration energy harvesting / structural health monitoring / piezoelectricity / plastronic / smart structure / quadcopter drone
© M. Perez et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2022
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