Wireless Power Transmission: R&D Activities Within Europe

Nuno Borges Carvalho, Apostolos Georgiadis, Alessandra Costanzo, Hendrik Rogier, Ana Collado, José Angel Garcia, Stepan Lucyszyn, Paolo Mezzanotte, Jan Kracek, Diego Masotti, Alirio J. Soares Boaventura, Maria de las Nieves Ruiz Lavin, Manuel Pinuela, David C. Yates, Paul D. Mitcheson, Milos Mazanek, Vitezslav Pankrac

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Abstract

Wireless power transmission (WPT) is an emerging technology that is gaining increased visibility in recent years. Efficient WPT circuits, systems and strategies can address a large group of applications spanning from batteryless systems, battery-free sensors, passive RF identification, near-field communications, and many others. WPT is a fundamental enabling technology of the Internet of Things concept, as well as machine-to-machine communications, since it minimizes the use of batteries and eliminates wired power connections. WPT technology brings together RF and dc circuit and system designers with different backgrounds on circuit design, novel materials and applications, and regulatory issues, forming a cross disciplinary team in order to achieve an efficient transmission of power over the air interface. This paper aims to present WPT technology in an integrated way, addressing state-of-the-art and challenges, and to discuss future R&D perspectives summarizing recent activities in Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1045
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) techniques
  • energy harvesting
  • inductive power transfer (IPT)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • machine-to-machine (M2M) communication
  • power management
  • rectenna
  • RF identification (RFID)
  • wireless power transmission (WPT)
  • WEARABLE TEXTILE ANTENNA
  • CHARGING PLATFORM
  • DESIGN
  • SYSTEM
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • EFFICIENCY
  • COMMUNICATION
  • OPTIMIZATION
  • FIREFIGHTERS
  • INTEGRATION

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Carvalho, N. B., Georgiadis, A., Costanzo, A., Rogier, H., Collado, A., Garcia, J. A., Lucyszyn, S., Mezzanotte, P., Kracek, J., Masotti, D., Soares Boaventura, A. J., de las Nieves Ruiz Lavin, M., Pinuela, M., Yates, D. C., Mitcheson, P. D., Mazanek, M., & Pankrac, V. (2014). Wireless Power Transmission: R&D Activities Within Europe. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 62(4), 1031-1045. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2014.2303420