Imperial College London

Professor Stepan Lucyszyn, FIEEE

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Millimetre-wave Systems



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Ms Susan Brace +44 (0)20 7594 6215




602Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Pinuela, M and Yates, DC and Lucyszyn, S and Mitcheson, PD},
doi = {10.1109/TPEL.2012.2215887},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics},
pages = {2437--2447},
title = {Maximizing DC-to-Load Efficiency for Inductive Power Transfer},
url = {},
volume = {28},
year = {2013}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) systems for transmitting tens to hundreds of watts have been reported for almost a decade. Most of the work has concentrated on the optimization of the link efficiency and have not taken into account the efficiency of the driver. Class-E amplifiers have been identified as ideal drivers for IPT applications, but their power handling capabilityat tens of MHz has been a crucial limiting factor, since the load and inductor characteristics are set by the requirements of the resonant inductive system. The frequency limitation of the driver restricts the unloaded Q factor of the coils and thus the link efficiency. With a suitable driver, copper coilunloaded Q factors of over 1,000 can be achieved in the low MHz region, enabling a cost-effective high Q coil assembly. The system presented in this paper alleviates the use of heavy andexpensive field-shaping techniques by presenting an efficient IPT system capable of transmitting energy with a dc-to-load efficiency above 77% at 6 MHz across a distance of 30 cm. To the authorsknowledge this is the highest dc-to-load efficiency achieved for an IPT system without introducing restrictive coupling factor enhancement techniques.
AU - Pinuela,M
AU - Yates,DC
AU - Lucyszyn,S
AU - Mitcheson,PD
DO - 10.1109/TPEL.2012.2215887
EP - 2447
PY - 2013///
SN - 0885-8993
SP - 2437
TI - Maximizing DC-to-Load Efficiency for Inductive Power Transfer
T2 - IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
UR -
VL - 28
ER -