2018 Volume 7 Issue 1 Pages 49-55
Recently, the dual transmitting resonator wireless power transfer system (DTR-WPT) has been proposed as a promising technique for the power supply of mobile apparatus. Although this technique has been reported to be effective for increasing the output power as well as for covering a wide area during wireless power transfer, the complicated magnetic coupling among two transmitting resonators and one receiving resonator makes it difficult to develop practical design optimization methods, thus hindering practical applications of this technique. The purpose of this paper is to propose a design optimization method for the load impedance of DTR-WPT. This method is derived based on a novel simple equivalent circuit model of the DTR-WPT. The optimum impedance derived using this method as well as the appropriateness of the equivalent circuit were verified experimentally, thus validating usefulness of the proposed method for the practical application of DTR-WPT.