An improved resonant wireless power transfer system with optimum coil configuration for capsule endoscopy

Basar, M.R. and Ahmad, M.Y. and Cho, J. and Ibrahim, F. (2016) An improved resonant wireless power transfer system with optimum coil configuration for capsule endoscopy. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 249. pp. 207-216. ISSN 0924-4247, DOI

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Resonant wireless power transfer is a prominent method of powering a biomedical capsule endoscope, in which the high efficiency of an inductive power link and the electromagnetic safety of biological tissues are greatly important. This paper presents a complete analytical model of a resonant wireless power transfer link, where the efficiency is remarkably increased with the improved power transmission coil configuration. This configuration involves two outer coils and one middle coil. The separation and turn ratios between the outer coils and the middle coil are 0.4 times of the coil radius and 3:2, respectively. An analysis of and comparison with the existing coil configuration show that the proposed configuration relatively attains higher Q-factor, coupling coefficient, and H-field uniformity, which lead to improvement in power transfer efficiency, stability, and electromagnetic safety. The analysis is validated through experiments. With a power receiving coil of Ø11 mm × 8 mm, the proposed power transfer coil attains a minimum efficiency of around 36.6% at the worst position of the power-receiving coil. The attained efficiency was 156% higher than the efficiency of 14.62% obtained by the best of existing coil at the same level of H-field uniformity. Incorporating high permeability core, up to 200 mW of power is transferred with the proposed coil at 300 kHz in accordance with the electromagnetic safety guideline.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG: RP009 D-13AET & RP022B-14AFR), Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP: PG138-2015B & PG145-2015B), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS: FP036-2014B), UM Living Lab Grant Program (SUS: LL014-16SUS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capsule endoscopy; Inductive coupling; Magnetic field uniformity; Magnetic resonance; Wireless power transfer
Subjects: R Medicine
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 02:51
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2019 03:11

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