Publisher : The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
DOI : 10.5370/KIEE.2016.65.4.684
Title & Authors
Characteristics of Wireless Power Transmission Using Superconductor Coil to Improve the Efficiency According to the Shielding Materials Lee, Yu-Kyeong; Jeong, In-Sung; Hwang, Jun-Won; Choi, Hyo-Sang;
The magnetic resonance method requires high quality factor(Q-factor) of resonators. Superconductor coils were used in this study to increase the Q-factor of wireless power transfer(WPT) systems in the magnetic resonance method. The results showed better transfer efficiency compared to copper coils. However, as superconducting coils should be cooled below critical temperatures, they require cooling containers. In this viewpoint, shielding materials for the cooling containers were applied for the analysis of the WPT characteristics. The shielding materials were applied at both ends of the transmitter and receiver coils. Iron, aluminum, and plastic were used for shielding. The electric field distribution and S-parameters (S11, S21) of superconducting coils were compared and analyzed according to the shield materials. As a result, plastic shielding showed better transfer efficiency, while iron and aluminum had less efficiency. Also, the maximum magnetic field distribution of the coils according to the shielding materials was analyzed. It was found that plastic shielding had 5 times bigger power transfer rate than iron or aluminum. It is suggested that the reliability of superconducting WPT systems can be secured if plastic is used for the cooling containers of superconducting resonance coils.
Superconductor coil;Wireless power transfer(WPT);Shielding materials;
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