Special Issue "Modelling of Wireless Power Transfer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.
Interests: wireless power transfer; energy harvesting; energy efficiency; embedded systems; wireless sensor networks and IoT-applications
Interests: microwave; antennas; guided waves; CAD; wireless power transfer
Technically, any device that needs power can become an application for wireless power transfer (WPT). The current list of applications in which WPT is applied is therefore very diverse, from low-power portable electronics and household devices to high-power industrial automation and electric vehicles. With the rise of IoT sensor networks and industry 4.0, the presence of WPT will only increase.
In order to improve the current state of the art, models are being developed and tested experimentally. Such models represent either part of the WPT technology (e.g., the wireless link itself) or are focused on a certain application (e.g., transcutaneous energy transfer). They allow simulating, quantifying, predicting, or visualizing certain aspects of the power transfer from transmitter(s) to receiver(s). Moreover, they often result in a better understanding of the fundamentals of the wireless link.
This Special Issue, entitled “Modelling of Wireless Power Transfer” mainly covers original research related to the modelling of WPT, including academic and theoretical studies, as well as experimental work. It covers a broad range of models, from conceptual and graphical models to mathematical and numerical models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Near-field WPT;
- Inductive coupling;
- Capacitive coupling;
- Far-field WPT;
- Microwave/RF WPT;
- Multiple transmitters and/or receivers;
- Optimizing working conditions;
- Frequency control;
- Optimizing power transfer/efficiency/gains;
- Components design;
- Electronics design.
Dr. Ben Minnaert
Prof. Dr. Mauro Mongiardo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wireless power transfer
- inductive power transfer
- capacitive power transfer
- microwave/RF wireless power transfer
- magnetic resonance
- electric vehicles
- wireless sensor networks
- medical implants
- electronics design
- components design
- energy harvesting.