Novel transmitting power control method without signal communication for wireless power transfer via magnetic resonance coupling

Daisuke Gunji, Takehiro Imura, Hiroshi Fujimoto

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Wireless power transfer (WPT) via magnetic resonance coupling has been widely studied for vehicle applications, particularly the stationary and dynamic charging of electric vehicles. Our research group previously proposed a wireless in-wheel motor to improve the reliability and safety of in-wheel motors. Transmit power control is necessary to achieve stable wireless power transfer. We proposed a control method that uses a feedforward controller on the primary side and a feedback controller on the secondary side. However, the control method may cause shortfalls in the transmission power owing to modeling error, coupling coefficient variation, and signal communication delay. In this paper, we propose a novel feedback control method for the primary side based on conversion ratio estimation. The effectiveness of the proposed method was verified by simulations and experiments on the load current control of a constant voltage load and load voltage control of a constant power load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-231
Number of pages10
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • AC-DC converter
  • Conversion ratio estimation
  • Transmitting power control
  • Wireless power transfer

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