Coupling coefficient variation in Wireless power transfer - Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange most recent 30 from electronics.stackexchange.com 2019-07-18T21:45:35Z https://electronics.stackexchange.com/feeds/question/410755 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/rdf https://electronics.stackexchange.com/q/410755 2 Coupling coefficient variation in Wireless power transfer Raitis Bērziņš https://electronics.stackexchange.com/users/163315 2018-12-06T11:03:41Z 2018-12-10T14:03:41Z <p>Question regarding <a href="https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/409358/wpt-compensation-topologies">WPT compensation topologies</a>.</p> <p>I'm trying to make a inductive wireless power transfer system where the RX coil can move quite conisderably relative to TX coil and still transfer decent amount of power. </p> <p>The problem I'm encountering is that the most efficient power transfer for a coil happens at a given coupling coefficient, which is usually pretty small ~0.1. But when the coil changes relative postion, the coupling coefficient changes aswell. </p> <p>Here is a simulation with variating coupling coefficients. <a href="https://i.stack.imgur.com/6z1D8.png" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/6z1D8.png" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> <p>What would be the best method to transfer a considerable amount of power while the coil moves aka changes coupling coefficient?</p> https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/410755/-/411041#411041 0 Answer by Pojj for Coupling coefficient variation in Wireless power transfer Pojj https://electronics.stackexchange.com/users/178941 2018-12-07T20:25:01Z 2018-12-07T20:52:01Z <blockquote> <p>What would be the best method to transfer a considerable amount of power while the coil moves aka changes coupling coefficient?</p> </blockquote> <p>If you are after the maximum power transfer, you need to design your wireless power transfer setup such that the input impedance seen by the source is matched with the source impedance (i.e. zero imaginary part and real part as minimum as possible in this case because your source is an ideal source).</p> <p>The best parameter that you can control is the operating frequency of your source. When the coupling is strong (<span class="math-container">\$k&gt;k_{critical}=1/\sqrt{Q_1 Q_2}\$</span>), the maximum power transfer occurs at two different frequencies away from the resonance <span class="math-container">\$\left(f_{\pm}=f_0/\sqrt{1 \mp k}\right)\$</span> see the below simulation: if you can tune your source to high or low resonance frequencies (<span class="math-container">\$f\pm\$</span>), then you can obtain the maximum power from the available setup.</p> <p>Other options include dynamic tuning of compensation, the use of adaptive impedance matching, active rectifier circuits, and resistance compression networks etc. which are more complex and difficult to implement.</p> <p><a href="https://i.stack.imgur.com/hNWWM.png" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/hNWWM.png" alt="enter image description here"></a> <a href="https://i.stack.imgur.com/5l9Jv.png" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/5l9Jv.png" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> <p>Few other point to note here is that</p> <ul> <li>Maximum power transfer will not give the maximum efficiency! In fact, in theory, maximum efficiency will be limited to 50% in perfectly match condition. The best option is to get a compromise between efficiency and the power transfer.</li> <li>The value of the load plays an important role in both efficiency and power transmission.</li> <li>Improvement of coil quality factors will always be better to improve the maximum efficiency as well as the power transfer capabilities. Quality factor of 24 <span class="math-container">\$\rm{\mu H}\$</span> coil can easily reach quality factor of 500 with proper optimization using Litz wire and ferrite materials.</li> </ul>