Inductive Wireless Power Transfer Using Circuit Theory

Kyriaki Fotopoulou, Brian Flynn

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the field of inducting coupling for wireless power
transfer. In recent years wireless power transfer has witnessed an increased
interest from academia and industry alike due to its obvious advantages over
conventional wired power transfer techniques. In fields such as low power
implantable biomedical electronics and passive RFID (Radio Frequency
Identification) systems a wireless powering scheme is very desirable. Although
the principles of inductive power transfer are not new, the task of achieving a
reliable yet efficient inductive link requires a detailed knowledge of the specific
requirements for the application field and a deep understanding of the underlying physics. Therefore, the scope of this chapter is to shed light to the mechanisms of inductive coupling without the use of convoluted mathematical discussions. The content presented in this chapter provides a concise overview of the field and it is most suited as a first introduction to the topic at an undergraduate level. A detailed list of references is at the disposal of the advanced researcher aiming to venture further into the topic.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Power Transfer
EditorsJohnson I Agbinya
Place of PublicationDenmark
PublisherRiver Publishers
Number of pages48
ISBN (Print)9788792329233
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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