A new device resulting from the merging of mechanical and electromagnetic properties of a couple of conductive cantilevered beams is described in this paper. The device, which is based on two metallic clamped-free beams which, at the same time, are the arms of a radio frequency dipole antenna is capable to receive the electromagnetic power radiated from an emitting antenna and transduce it directly in a dc mechanical actuation. A numerical model developed to describe the behavior of the device has been validated through the test of a millimeter scale demonstrator working in the microwave frequency band.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Sensors and Actuators A: Physical|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jun 2022|
- Electrostatic actuation
- Wireless power transfer