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Energies 2018, 11(10), 2726;

Highly Efficient Target Power Control for Two-Receiver Wireless Power Transfer Systems

Key Laboratory of Control of Power Transmission and Transformation Ministry of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan RD., Shanghai 200240, China
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Received: 19 August 2018 / Revised: 6 October 2018 / Accepted: 8 October 2018 / Published: 11 October 2018
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Multiple-receiver wireless power transfer (MRWPT) systems have revolutionary potential for use in applications that require transmitting power to multiple devices simultaneously. In most MRWPT systems, impedance matching is adopted to provide maximum efficiency. However, for most MRWPT systems, achieving target power levels and maximal efficiency is difficult because the target output power and maximum efficiency conditions are mostly not satisfied. This study establishes a target power control (TPC) strategy to balance providing target transfer powers and operating under high efficiency. This study is divided into the following points: First, this study derives the optimal mutual inductance to verify that it’s difficult for two-receiver wireless power transfer (WPT) system to achieve both maximum efficiency and power distribution simultaneously; Second, this study illustrates that for impedance matching method the mutual inductances play a more important role than equivalent impedances in increasing the system efficiency, and hence system should give priority in improving the mutual inductance as large as possible; Third, this study proposes a simplified system model which helps to derive the analytic solutions of equivalent impedances; Fourth, this study developed a 100-kHz two-receiver WPT system and establishes a TPC strategy for enabling the system to achieve target output power levels with high efficiency; At last, the proposed system is proved to achieve an efficiency level of more than 90 % and satisfies the target output power levels requirements. View Full-Text
Keywords: power transmission; wireless power transfer system; impedance matching power transmission; wireless power transfer system; impedance matching

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Cai, W.; Ma, D.; Tang, H.; Lai, X.; Liu, X.; Sun, L. Highly Efficient Target Power Control for Two-Receiver Wireless Power Transfer Systems. Energies 2018, 11, 2726.

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