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Wireless Power Transfer - Fundamentals and Technologies

Edited by Eugen Coca, ISBN 978-953-51-2468-9, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2467-2, 138 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published June 29, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/61488
Edited Volume

Wireless power transfer techniques have been gaining researchers' and industry attention due to the increasing number of battery-powered devices, such as mobile computers, mobile phones, smart devices, intelligent sensors, mainly as a way to replace the standard cable charging, but also for powering battery-less equipment. The storage capacity of batteries is an extremely important element of how a device can be used. If we talk about battery-powered electronic equipment, the autonomy is one factor that may be essential in choosing a device or another, making the solution of remote powering very attractive. A distinction has to be made between the two forms of wireless power transmission, as seen in terms of how the transmitted energy is used at the receiving point:
- Transmission of information or data, when it is essential for an amount of energy to reach the receiver to restore the transmitted information;
- Transmission of electric energy in the form of electromagnetic field, when the energy transfer efficiency is essential, the power being used to energize the receiving equipment.
The second form of energy transfer is the subject of this book.