Effect of Load Fluctuation in Data Transmission for Wireless Power Transfer

Kazuki SUGENO  Shinpei NOGUCHI  Mamiko INAMORI  Yukitoshi SANADA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E96-A   No.5   pp.991-994
Publication Date: 2013/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E96.A.991
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
OFDM,  wireless power transfer,  BPF,  load,  communication,  

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Summary: 
Recent interest in wireless power transfer research has been attracting a great deal of attention. To transfer power efficiently and safely in wireless power transfer system, information, such as frequency, required power and element values, need to be transmitted reliably. However, the bandwidth, which is used for exchanging information, is affected by the change of load at the receiver when it is charging. This paper investigates the effect of load fluctuation in data communication using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation in resonant-type wireless power transfer systems. The equivalent circuit used in the transmitting and receiving antennas is a band pass filter (BPF) and its bandwidth is evaluated through circuit simulations. Numerical results obtained through computer simulation show that the bit error rate (BER) performance is affected by the load fluctuation and the efficiency of power transfer.