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Operation of battery-less and wireless sensor using magnetic resonance based wireless power transfer through concrete
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  • Journal title : Smart Structures and Systems
  • Volume 17, Issue 4,  2016, pp.631-646
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/sss.2016.17.4.631
 Title & Authors
Operation of battery-less and wireless sensor using magnetic resonance based wireless power transfer through concrete
Kim, Ji-Min; Han, Minseok; Lim, Hyung Jin; Yang, Suyoung; Sohn, Hoon;
Although the deployment of wireless sensors for structural sensing and monitoring is becoming popular, supplying power to these sensors remains as a daunting task. To address this issue, there have been large volume of ongoing energy harvesting studies that aimed to find a way to scavenge energy from surrounding ambient energy sources such as vibration, light and heat. In this study, a magnetic resonance based wireless power transfer (MR-WPT) system is proposed so that sensors inside a concrete structure can be wirelessly powered by an external power source. MR-WPT system offers need-based active power transfer using an external power source, and allows wireless power transfer through 300-mm thick reinforced concrete with 21.34% and 17.29% transfer efficiency at distances of 450 mm and 500 mm, respectively. Because enough power to operate a typical wireless sensor can be instantaneously transferred using the proposed MR-WPT system, no additional energy storage devices such as rechargeable batteries or supercapacitors are required inside the wireless sensor, extending the expected life-span of the sensor.
wireless power transfer;wireless sensor;magnetic resonance;steel-reinforced concrete;structural health monitoring;
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