Contactless energy transfer table for desktop applications

 CTI project in collaboration with Logitech SA

Project description

A system of contactless inductive power transfer is designed to supply different computer peripherals. The concept consists in integrating primary coils into a table and secondary ones into peripherals to be supplied. The system is able to detect each peripheral position, and to locally activate the corresponding primaries. An optimization of the final system is in progress, based on genetic algorithms. High frequency effects, namely the skin and proximity effects, play a crucial role during the design.

Publications

Skin and Proximity Effects for Coreless Transformers

P. Meyer; P. Germano; Y. Perriard 

2011. International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS), Beijing, China, 2011.

Development of Planar Microcoils for an Electromagnetic Linear Actuator Fabricated in Batch-Type Wafer Technology

S. Merzaghi; P. Meyer; Y. Perriard 

2008. IAS Annual Meeting 2008, Edmonton, Canada, October 5-9, 2008.

Contactless Energy Transfer System for Computer Peripherals

P. Meyer; P. Germano; Y. Perriard 

2011. 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE), Birmingham, United Kingdom,

Modelling and design of a contactless energy transfer system for a notebook battery charger

P. Meyer; P. Germano; Y. Perriard 

2010. 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), Rome, Italy, September 6-8, 2010.

FEM Modeling of Skin and Proximity Effects for Coreless Transformers

P. Meyer; P. Germano; Y. Perriard 

2012. ICEMS, Sapporo,

Design of a contactless energy transfer system for desktop peripherals

P. Meyer; P. Germano; M. Markovic; Y. Perriard 

2010. 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Atlanta, GA, USA, September 12-16, 2010. p. 2253-2258. DOI : 10.1109/ECCE.2010.5617842.

Design of a Contactless Energy-Transfer System for Desktop Peripherals

P. Meyer; P. Germano; M. Markovic; Y. Perriard 

2011. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, Sep 12-16, 2010. p. 1643-1651. DOI : 10.1109/TIA.2011.2153812.