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Topology Analysis of Wireless Power Transfer Systems Manufactured Via Inkjet Printing Technology

I. Ortego-Isasa, K.P. Benli, F. Casado, J.I. Sancho, D. Valderas

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics


The potential of inkjet printing technology (IjP) for the fabrication of coils for biomedical applications in inductively coupled power transfer systems is studied in terms of needed compensations, bifurcation phenomena, and power transfer efficiency. The effect of using coils manufactured with IjP in the secondary side has been analyzed by studying the effect of the increase in internal resistance. The present study makes it possible to select the best topology depending on the load impedance, the coupling coefficient, and coil design. In terms of the compensations needed at the primary side, IjP does not significantly affect the behavior of the system; however, the series–series topology is preferable since the compensating capacitance is independent from the internal resistance. In terms of bifurcation, a more restricted condition is obtained for parallel compensated secondary circuits. There is a decrease on the power transfer efficiency due to the increase of the internal resistance introduced by IjP. However, it is important to select the best topology according to the application since the decrease could be from 63% to only 6%. It is concluded that IjP is a promising fabrication technique for coils for biomedical applications.

DOI / link: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7900402/

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