EECS Publications and Other Works

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2013

Abstract

Wireless power transfer via inductive link is becoming a popular choice as an alternate powering scheme for biomedical sensor electronics. Spiral printed circuit board (PCB) inductors are gaining attractions for wireless power transfer applications due to their various advantages over conventional inductors such as low-cost, batch fabrication, durability, manufacturability on flexible substrates, etc. In this work, design of a multi-spiral stacked solenoidal inductor for biomedical application in 13.56 MHz band is presented. Proposed stacking method enhances the inductance density of the inductor for a given area. This paper reports an optimization technique for design and implementation of the PCB inductors. The proposed scheme shows higher inductance and better figure-of-merit values compared to PCB inductors reported in literature, which are desirable for wireless power transfer system.

DOI: 10.4236/cs.2013.42032

Comments

This article has been funded by the University of Tennessee's Open Publishing Support Fund.

Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."

Share

COinS