This paper presents the development of wireless condition monitoring system for rotating machinery powered by a hybrid vibration based energy harvester. The self-powered condition monitoring system consists of three parts. The first part of the system is the energy harvester, the second part is the power management and the third part is the android based user interface. The system used a hybrid energy harvester (piezoelectric and electromagnetic) to harvest energy from the vibrating machine at a resonance frequency of 50±2 Hz and 0.25g ms-2 of acceleration. The maximum output power from the hybrid harvester was 3.00 mW at 200 kO of load resistor. The power management circuit efficiency was 85% with output power of 2.55 mW. An accelerometer sensor and a temperature sensor were connected to the power management unit to sense the vibration and temperature level of the machine. Data from the sensors were transmitted through the wireless Bluetooth dongle to the android phone for end user monitoring. An android application was developed to receive the acceleration and temperature condition monitoring. At maximum power, initial charging duration of the supercapacitor was 130 seconds, and duration for recharging to 8.2V was 15 seconds. Therefore, the self-powered system managed to transmit data to the android application 15 second's intervals.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Mechanical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Sep 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering