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Advanced Technology in Wireless Power Transfer and Harvesting Systems

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "F1: Electrical Power System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 July 2024 | Viewed by 817

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Interests: energy-efficient emerging wireless technologies; wireless power transfer; wireless power harvesting; backscattering; battery-free sensing and communications; applied electromagnetics

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Interdisciplinary Major of Maritime AI Convergence, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan 49112, Republic of Korea
Interests: wireless power transfer; biomedical implantable device; energy harvesting system; radar cross section (RCS); automotive radar system; mmWave antenna; applied RF/microwave
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School of Physics and Electronics, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, China
Interests: wireless power transfer, wireless energy harvesting, antennas, and wearable electronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of wireless power transfer can be traced back to Tesla’s experimentation in 1899 and has experienced renewed momentum since the introduction of resonant coupling wireless power transfer technology in 2007. So far, some commercial products based on near-field wireless power transfer have been successfully rolled out. Far-field wireless power harvesting has been considered a promising and key enabling technology for energizing a large-scale sensing and communication network.     

Challenges in wireless power transfer and harvesting attract plots of research efforts, such as enhancing operating distance (near-field), improving rectifying efficiency (far-field), optimizing system-level integrated design, and identifying emerging applications. This Special Issue aims to invite submissions related to wireless power transfer and harvesting technology that highlight recent advancements and provide a forward-looking perspective.  

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Inductive wireless power transfer;
  2. Capacitive wireless power transfer;
  3. Static and dynamic wireless charging;
  4. Acoustic, optical, and solar wireless power transfer;
  5. High-frequency rectifying circuit design;
  6. Rectennas and antenna design for rectifiers;
  7. Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer;
  8. Hybrid power harvesters;
  9. Battery-free sensing and communications systems;
  10. Backscattering, RFID, and electronic tags.

Dr. Xiaoqiang Gu
Dr. Dong-Wook Seo
Prof. Dr. Zhu Liu
Guest Editors

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  • wireless power transfer
  • wireless power harvesting
  • capacitive coupling
  • inductive coupling
  • rectifiers
  • rectennas
  • battery-free sensing
  • Internet of Things

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15 pages, 3165 KiB  
Analysis of the Wireless Power Transfer System Using a Finite Grid of Planar Circular Coils
by Jacek Maciej Stankiewicz
Energies 2023, 16(22), 7651; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16227651 - 19 Nov 2023
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In this paper was analysed a wireless power transfer system (WPT) with multiple resonators supplying, for example, sensors or LED lighting. Energy is transferred simultaneously using a group of identical planar spiral circular coils acting as transmitters and receivers. These coils were arranged [...] Read more.
In this paper was analysed a wireless power transfer system (WPT) with multiple resonators supplying, for example, sensors or LED lighting. Energy is transferred simultaneously using a group of identical planar spiral circular coils acting as transmitters and receivers. These coils were arranged to form transmitting and receiving planes. The receivers were connected to independent power supply circuits of each, e.g., sensor or LED lighting. Higher power reliability and flexibility can be achieved by isolating these circuits. The proposed system was described and discussed. Taking into account the skin effect and mutual couplings, a theoretical analysis was made. A detailed analysis was made at the resonant frequency of the system. The system was modeled using a matrix equation and appropriate formulas. The calculations were verified experimentally for different loads and two distances between transmitters and receivers. The efficiency and receiver power were compared and discussed. The maximum efficiency was about 45% at the small distance between the planes. The maximum efficiency of the WPT system decreased more than two times to less than 20% when the distance between the coils was doubled. The results and discussion of the conducted analysis may provide valuable knowledge when designing this type of system. Full article
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