• Enhancement of inductive power transfer with flat spiral resonators
  • Sviluppi del trasferimento di energia elettrica mediante risonatori piani a spirale
  • Puccetti, Giovanni <1986>


  • ING-IND/31 Elettrotecnica


  • The aim of this thesis is to develop a depth analysis of the inductive power transfer (or wireless power transfer, WPT) along a metamaterial composed of cells arranged in a planar configuration, in order to deliver power to a receiver sliding on them. In this way, the problem of the efficiency strongly affected by the weak coupling between emitter and receiver can be obviated, and the distance of transmission can significantly be increased. This study is made using a circuital approach and the magnetoinductive wave (MIW) theory, in order to simply explain the behavior of the transmission coefficient and efficiency from the circuital and experimental point of view. Moreover, flat spiral resonators are used as metamaterial cells, particularly indicated in literature for WPT metamaterials operating at MHz frequencies (5-30 MHz). Finally, this thesis presents a complete electrical characterization of multilayer and multiturn flat spiral resonators and, in particular, it proposes a new approach for the resistance calculation through finite element simulations, in order to consider all the high frequency parasitic effects. Multilayer and multiturn flat spiral resonators are studied in order to decrease the operating frequency down to kHz, maintaining small external dimensions and allowing the metamaterials to be supplied by electronic power converters (resonant inverters).


  • 2015-05-13


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Puccetti, Giovanni (2015) Sviluppi del trasferimento di energia elettrica mediante risonatori piani a spirale, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria elettrotecnica , 27 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/7115.