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Design Methodology of a Printed WPT System for HF-Band Mid-Range Applications Considering Human Safety Regulations

Abstract : A methodology for the design of printed magnetically coupled resonant wireless power-transfer (WPT) systems is proposed. The design methodology aims at a well-matched system with a maximized power-transfer efficiency for mid-range applications. The system consists of two identical resonant coils driven by high-quality factor loops. The proposed design criteria allows obtaining maximum achievable transfer efficiency and impedance matching at any defined distance without any external matching circuits connected to the driven loops. For validation purposes, a printed WPT system at 10 MHz is fabricated targeting 1-m distance between the transmitting and receiving sides. Its performances in terms of reflection and transmission coefficients, as well as in terms of generated electric and magnetic fields, have been characterized numerically and experimentally. The impact of human body presence on the system has also been investigated observing the splitting in two frequencies of the common resonant frequency of the coils. A dosimetric study has been conducted using a detailed high-resolution anatomical human body model and considering E99, J1 cm2, and specific absorption rate (SAR) (local and whole body averaged SAR) as exposure metrics. It has been observed that peak exposure levels appear in different tissues depending on the body location. Compliance with the international commission on nonionizing radiation protection (ICNIRP) reference level as well as basic restrictions has been studied followed by computing the maximum allowable input power. It has been found that, with the body located 1 m away from the transmitting coil, the maximum allowable input power satisfying E99 is in the order of MW, whereas it reduces to tens of kilowatt when considering SAR and J1 cm2. The latter has been noticed to be the most restrictive dosimetric quantity. © 2016 IEEE.
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M. Koohestani, M. Zhadobov, M. Ettorre. Design Methodology of a Printed WPT System for HF-Band Mid-Range Applications Considering Human Safety Regulations. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017, PP (1), pp.7583637. ⟨10.1109/TMTT.2016.2609931⟩. ⟨hal-01397916⟩

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