Wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies have been widely used in many areas, e.g., the charging of electric toothbrush, mobile phones, and electric vehicles. This project introduces fundamental principles of three WPT technologies, i.e., inductive coupling-based WPT, magnetic resonant coupling-based WPT, and electromagnetic radiation-based WPT, together with discussions of their strengths and weaknesses. Several WPT applications are described. Open research challenges are then presented with a brief discussion of potential roadmap. Then a contactless power transfer system will also be designed and implemented using the inductive coupling-based WPT principle.
The technology used for wireless power transmission is known as WITRICITY. Wireless power transmission is not a new idea; Nikola Tesla proposed theories of wireless power transmission in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Tesla's work was impressive, but it did not immediately lead to wide spread practical methods for wireless power transmission.
Wireless power transfer (WPT) is the transmission of electrical power from a source to a consuming device without using solid wires or conductors. Wireless transmission is useful to power electrical devices in cases where interconnecting wires are inconvenient, hazardous, or are not possible.Contactless Power Transfer System Using Inductive Coupling-based Wireless power transfer (WPT) Principle