Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
First Advisor's Name
Stavros V. Georgakopoulos
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Kang K. Yen
Second Advisor's Committee Title
Third Advisor's Name
Jean H. Andrian
Third Advisor's Committee Title
Fourth Advisor's Name
Fourth Advisor's Committee Title
Fifth Advisor's Name
Manos M. Tentzeris
Fifth Advisor's Committee Title
Wireless power transfer, strongly coupled magnetic resonance, optimal, multiband, broadband, miniaturization
Date of Defense
Wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies for communication and recharging devices have recently attracted significant research attention. Conventional WPT systems based either on far-field or near-field coupling cannot provide simultaneously high efficiency and long transfer range. The Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) method was introduced recently, and it offers the possibility of transferring power with high efficiency over longer distances. Previous SCMR research has only focused on how to improve its efficiency and range through different methods. However, the study of optimal and miniaturized designs has been limited. In addition, no multiband and broadband SCMR WPT systems have been developed and traditional SCMR systems exhibit narrowband efficiency thereby imposing strict limitations on simultaneous wireless transmission of information and power, which is important for battery-less sensors. Therefore, new SCMR systems that are optimally designed and miniaturized in size will significantly enhance various technologies in many applications.
The optimal and miniaturized SCMR systems are studied here. First, analytical models of the Conformal SCMR (CSCMR) system and thorough analysis and design methodology have been presented. This analysis specifically leads to the identification of the optimal design parameters, and predicts the performance of the designed CSCMR system. Second, optimal multiband and broadband CSCMR systems are designed. Two-band, three-band, and four-band CSCMR systems are designed and validated using simulations and measurements. Novel broadband CSCMR systems are also analyzed, designed, simulated and measured. The proposed broadband CSCMR system achieved more than 7 times larger bandwidth compared to the traditional SCMR system at the same frequency. Miniaturization methods of SCMR systems are also explored. Specifically, methods that use printable CSCMR with large capacitors, novel topologies including meandered, SRRs, and spiral topologies or 3-D structures, lower the operating frequency of SCMR systems, thereby reducing their size. Finally, SCMR systems are discussed and designed for various applications, such as biomedical devices and simultaneous powering of multiple devices.
Hu, Hao, "Optimal and Miniaturized Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonant Systems" (2016). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3024.
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