A Hybrid Active/Passive Domino Architecture with MIMO Power Flow Control and Mixed Frequency Operation for Extended Range and Multi-Medium Wireless Power Transfer

Ming Liu, Yuqing Zhu, Zachary Wang, Minjie Chen

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Abstract

Wireless power transfer (WPT) systems with Domino repeater arrays can be used to transfer power through complicated structures and extend the effective transfer range. This paper explored a hybrid active/passive Domino architecture with multi-input multi-output (MIMO) power flow control and mixed-frequency operation. By designing and optimizing the circuits and the control methods, the hybrid active/passive Domino architecture can achieve higher efficiency and higher power transfer capability than a passive domino architecture. The hybrid Domino architecture significantly expands the control degree-of-freedom by enabling multi-way power combining and multi-frequency wireless power transfer. The hybrid Domino architecture also enables the high performance multi-layer multimedium wireless power transfer by combining different control strategies. A prototype hybrid Domino WPT system with ten resonators is built and tested to verify the effectiveness of the approach. The prototype delivered 12 W of power from the source and buffer to the load (56% from the source, and 44% from the buffer) with 40% weighted effective efficiency. The endto-end power transfer distance (22 cm) is more than 4 times of the resonator diameter (5 cm). Another experimental setup is built with two transfer mediums (i.e., chicken breast and salt water) to validate the multi-layer multi-medium power transfer capability of the hybrid Domino architecture, where one active resonator is placed at the interface of the two mediums. The hybrid Domino WPT system can delivery 30% more power than a passive Domino system in the multi-medium WPT experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAPEC 2020 - 35th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages838-845
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148298
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Event35th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2020 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2020Mar 19 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC
Volume2020-March

Conference

Conference35th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2020
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period3/15/203/19/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • active/passive resonator
  • extended transfer range
  • frequencydivision multiplexing
  • hybrid Domino wireless power transfer
  • multi-layer multi-medium power transfer
  • phase-shift multiplexing
  • time-division multiplexing

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    Liu, M., Zhu, Y., Wang, Z., & Chen, M. (2020). A Hybrid Active/Passive Domino Architecture with MIMO Power Flow Control and Mixed Frequency Operation for Extended Range and Multi-Medium Wireless Power Transfer. In APEC 2020 - 35th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (pp. 838-845). [9124497] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC; Vol. 2020-March). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APEC39645.2020.9124497