Micro Power Systems

  • Energy Harvesting
    Self-winding wristwatches are examples of simple energy harvesting, taking advantage of ambient kinetic energy from the movement of the watch wearer’s arm. UMERC research into energy harvesting examines various ambient energies, energy storage structures, and energy transmission methods for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
  • Micropropulsion
    UMERC researchers investigate and develop a variety of small and compact propulsion systems, with increasing performance in range and reliability. These systems are designed for use in unmanned air, space, and watercraft.