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A system of two piezoelectric transducers and a storage circuit for wireless energy transmission through a thin metal wall

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4 Author(s)
Hongping Hu ; Dept. of Mech., Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan ; Yuantai Hu ; Chuanyao Chen ; Ji Wang

A system to wirelessly convey electric energy through a thin metal wall is proposed in the paper, where 2 piezoelectric transducers are used to realize energy transformation between electric and mechanical, and a rechargeable battery is employed to store the transmitted energy. To integrate them as a whole, an interface of a modulating circuit is applied between the transducer system and the storage battery. In addition, a synchronized switch harvesting on inductor in parallel with the transducer system is introduced to artificially extend the closed interval of the modulating circuit. The process of transmitting energy is computed, and the performance of the transducer system is optimized in detail for a prescribed external electric source. The results obtained are useful for understanding and designing wireless energy supply systems.

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IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 10 )