A method of using nonidentical resonant coils for frequency splitting elimination in wireless power transfer

Yue-Long Lyu, Fanyi Meng, Guo-hui Yang, Bang-Jun Che, Qun Wu, Li Sun, Daniel Erni, Joshua Li Le-Wei

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    In this paper, an efficient method is proposed to eliminate frequency splitting in nonradiative wireless power transfer via magnetic resonance coupling. In this method, two nonidentical resonant coils (NIRCs) are used as wireless power transmitter and receiver, respectively. According to the elliptic integral term in the analytical expression, the pole of the mutual inductance function with respect to transfer distance can be eliminated by using the two NIRCs, and hence overcoupling between transmitter and receiver with close transfer distance is avoided. Therefore, frequency splitting caused by overcoupling can be suppressed and stable output power can be achieved. The NIRCs are analytically calculated, numerically simulated and finally, fabricated and tested to verify the theory. All the calculated and experimental results show that frequency splitting is completely eliminated and uniform voltage across the load is achieved. Furthermore, lateral misalignment between the NIRCs barely introduces frequency splitting, and the suppression level of frequency splitting can also be controlled freely.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6097 - 6107
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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