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Title: A Piezoelectric Energy-Harvesting System with Parallel-SSHI Rectifier and Integrated MPPT Achieving 417% Energy-Extraction Improvement and 97% Tracking Efficiency
Award ID(s):
1646454
NSF-PAR ID:
10113047
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
Symposium on VLSI Circuits
Page Range / eLocation ID:
C324 to C325
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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