Design Space of Sub-Resonant Frequency Controlled Series-Series Compensated Inductive Wireless Power Transfer Links Operating with Constant Output Current under Frequency Constraints

Andrey Vulfovich, Alon Kuperman

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Abstract

Output current of inductive wireless power transfer links (IWPTL) with battery loads is influenced by coupling coefficient and input/output voltage. In order to regulate the output current while keeping the operational frequency near resonance, DC-DC converters are often added at IWPTL input and/or output, increasing system complexity and dimensions while reducing lifetime and reliability. On the other hand, sub-resonant frequency control method was shown to eliminate the need for DC-DC converters addition as well as preventing IWPTL overrating. The technique is based on imposing bifurcation (or frequency splitting) and varying the operational frequency within certain region below resonance to regulate IWPTL output current. Due to the fact that some applications restrict the operational frequency band, methodology for deriving the design space of sub-resonant frequency controlled series-series compensated IWPTL operating under frequency constraints with constant current output is proposed in this work. The algorithm identifies all feasible combinations of loosely-coupled transformer coils self-inductances and coupling coefficients for expected ranges of input/output voltages and prescribed operational frequency band, allowing to maintain constant current output. Simulations and experiments are carried out to verify the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Coils
  • constraints
  • Couplings
  • Frequency control
  • Inductive wireless power transfer link (IWPTL)
  • Inverters
  • Resonant frequency
  • series-series compensation
  • sub-resonant frequency control
  • Voltage control
  • Zero voltage switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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