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Smart MEMs Piezo based energy Harvesting with Integrated Supercapacitor and packaging

Objective

Smart-MEMPHIS project addresses the increasing demand for low-cost, energy-efficient autonomous systems by focusing on the main challenge for all smart devices - self-powering. The project aims to design, manufacture and test a miniaturized autonomous energy supply based on harvesting vibrational energy with piezo-MEMS energy harvesters. The project will integrate several multi-functional technologies and nanomaterials; lead-zirconate-titanate materials in MEMS-based multi-axis energy harvester, an ultra-low-power ASIC to manage the variations of the frequency and harvested power, a miniaturized carbon-nano material based energy storing supercapacitor, all heterogeneously integrated with new innovative flat panel packaging technologies for cost effective 3D integration verified through manufacturability reviews.

The performance of the system will be demonstrated in two demanding applications: leadless bio-compatible cardiac pacemaker and wireless sensor networks (WSN) for structure health monitoring (SHM). For the pacemaker, a smart energy autonomous system will accelerate the paradigm shift from costly, burdensome surgical treatments to cost-effective and patient-friendly minimally invasive operations enabled by leadless pacemakers capable of harvesting energy from the heart beats. The key challenges for the energy harvesting arise from the extremely stringent reliability requirements, the low vibrational energies and frequencies and the small size required for a device implanted inside a heart.

With the 2nd demonstrator the consortium consisting of multi-functional value chain will show a wider applicability for the technologies complementing the medical application. A WSN with acoustic sensor nodes will be demonstrated in SHM applications. SHM enables real-time monitoring of complex structures e.g. survey and detection of micro-cracks for example in composite aircraft wings, bridges or rails, or detection of corrosion or leakage in pipes solving.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SILEX MICROSYSTEMS AB
Address
Bruttovagen 1
175 26 Jarvalla
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 463 000

Participants (11)

RISE ACREO AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 618 373,75
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
SORIN CRM SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 372 232,23
Address
Avenue Reaumur 4
92140 Clamart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 007 805
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 007 791,25
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 796 786,25
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VERMON SA
France
EU contribution
€ 1 013 418,75
Address
Rue General Renault 180
37000 Tours
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIXACCT SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 662 750
Address
Talbotsr 25
52068 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPINVERSE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 259 788,75
Address
Tekniikantie 14
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAIRDAC
France
EU contribution
€ 930 173,52
Address
8 Rue De La Renaissance
92160 Antony
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPINVERSE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Drottnings Kristinas Vag 61
114 28 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 44 946,25
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations