|Power for autonomous microsystems
|Year of Publication
|Morgan, B. C., S. S. Bedair, C. D. Meyer, L. Xue, C. M. Dougherty, R. Bashirullah, and D. P. Arnold
|27th Army Science Conf.
This research is focused on developing mm-scale power converters for emerging autonomous microsystem applications. Initial modeling shows that miniaturizing high boost voltage converters could enable higher net efficiency in robotics at the gram-scale. Therefore, this paper highlights progress in high voltage CMOS converter topologies, high performance air-core MEMS inductors, and novel work on nanoparticle-based passives (capacitors & inductors) using a fluidic self assembly delivery system.