MEMS generator for a mechanical watch

 CTI project in collaboration with a Swiss industrial partner

Project description

The aim of this project is to design a miniaturized generator to increase the accuracy of a mechanical watch. Limited space and low input energy, combined with the necessity of relatively high output voltage are the key challenges to be overcome in order to ensure good behaviour of the device.


Caractérisation préliminaire d’un organe régulateur pour montre bracelet

J. Zuercher 


Génératrice MEMS pour augmenter la précision d’une montre mécanique: pré-étude

J. Poliakine 


Microfabricated planar coils with high turns density: design and manufacturing

J. Poliakine; Y. Civet; Y. Perriard 

2016. the 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS2016), Chiba, Japan, November 13-16, 2016.

Design and manufacturing of high inductance planar coils for small scale sensing applications

J. Poliakine; Y. Civet; Y. Perriard 

2016. 30th Eurosensors Conference, EUROSENSORS 2016, Budapest, Hungary, September 4-7, 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.368.

Microgénératrice pour pièce d’horlogerie et procédé de fabrication de microgénératrice pour pièce d’horlogerie

Y. Civet; J. Poliakine; Y. Perriard 



Modeling and characterization of a MEMS synchronous generator

J. Poliakine; Y. Civet; Y. Perriard 

2014. The 2014 17th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS), Hangzhou, China, October 22-25, 2014. p. 3492-3497. DOI : 10.1109/ICEMS.2014.7014094.

Etude, caractérisation et optimisation d’un régulateur électromécanique pour l’horlogerie

S. Düblin 


Modeling, Design, and Manufacturing of Microfabricated Coils With High Inductance Density

J. Poliakine; F. Copt; D. Martins Araujo; Y. Civet; Y. Perriard 

Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 2017. Vol. 26, num. 6, p. 1248-1258. DOI : 10.1109/JMEMS.2017.2727544.

MEMS Generator Study for an Embedded Energy Harvesting System

J. Poliakine / Y. Perriard; Y. R. C. Civet (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018.