Piezoelectric energy harvesting from colored fat-tailed fluctuations: An electronic analogy

  • J. I. Peña Rosselló IFIMAR (UNMdP-CONICET), Deán Funes 3350, B7602AYL Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Roberto Deza IFIMAR (UNMdP-CONICET), Deán Funes 3350, B7602AYL Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • J. I. Deza DONLL-UPC, Rambla Sant Nebridi s/n, E-08222 Terrassa, Spain
  • H. S. Wio IFCA (CSIC-UC), Avda. Los Castros s/n, E-39005 Santander, Spain
Keywords: Energy harvesting, Colored fat-tailed fluctuations


Aiming to optimize piezoelectric energy harvesting from strongly col-ored fat-tailed fluctuations, we have recently studied the performance ofa monostable inertial device under a noise whose statistics depends on aparameter q (bounded for q < 1, Gaussian for q = 1, fat-tailed for q > 1).We have studied the interplay between the potential shape (interpolatingbetween square-well and harmonic-like behaviors) and the noise’s statis-tics and spectrum, and showed that its output power grows as q increasesabove 1. We now report a real experiment on an electronic analog of theproposed system, which sheds light on its operating principle.

Received: 20 Novembre 2014,  Accepted: 7 September 2015; Edited by: C. A. Condat, G. J. Sibona; DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.070014

Cite as: J I Peña Rosselló, R Deza, J . Deza, H S Wio, Papers in Physics 7, 070014 (2015)

This paper, by J. I. Peña Rosselló, R. R. Deza, J. I. Deza, H. S. Wio, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.