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IEEE Trans Magn. 2014 Mar 1;50(3). pii: 8000308.

Enhanced Wireless Power Transmission Using Strong Paramagnetic Response.

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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA.

Abstract

A method of quasi-static magnetic resonant coupling has been presented for improving the power transmission efficiency (PTE) in near-field wireless power transmission, which improves upon the state of the art. The traditional source resonator on the transmitter side is equipped with an additional resonator with a resonance frequency that is tuned substantially higher than the magnetic field excitation frequency. This additional resonator enhances the magnetic dipole moment and the effective permeability of the power transmitter, owing to a phenomenon known as the strong paramagnetic response. Both theoretical calculations and experimental results show increased PTE due to amplification of the effective permeability. In measurements, the PTE was improved from 57.8% to 64.2% at the nominal distance of 15 cm when the effective permeability was 2.6. The power delivered to load was also improved significantly, with the same 10 V excitation voltage, from 0.38 to 5.26 W.

KEYWORDS:

Magnetically coupled resonance; metamaterial; paramagnetic; power transfer efficiency (PTE); wireless power transfer

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