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Cheon S.,Convergence Components Materials Laboratory | Kim Y.-H.,Convergence Components Materials Laboratory | Kang S.-Y.,Convergence Components Materials Laboratory | Lee M.L.,Convergence Components Materials Laboratory | Zyung T.,Convergence Components Materials Laboratory
ETRI Journal | Year: 2012

A general equivalent circuit model is developed for a wireless energy transfer system composed of multiple coils via coupled magnetic resonances. To verify the developed model, four types of wireless energy transfer systems are fabricated, measured, and compared with simulation results. To model a system composed of n-coils, node equations are built in the form of an n-by-n matrix, and the equivalent circuit model is established using an electric design automation tool. Using the model, we can simulate systems with multiple coils, power sources, and loads. Moreover, coupling constants are extracted as a function of the distance between two coils, and we can predict the characteristics of a system having coils at an arbitrary location. We fabricate four types of systems with relay coils, two operating frequencies, two power sources, and the function of characteristic impedance conversion. We measure the characteristics of all systems and compare them with the simulation results. The flexibility of the developed model enables us to design and optimize a complicated system consisting of many coils. © 2012 ETRI.

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