Planar spirals offer a highly scalable geometry appropriate for wireless power transfer via strongly coupled inductive resonators. We numerically derive a set of geometric scale and material independent coupling terms, and analyze a simple model to identify design considerations for a variety of different materials. We use our model to fabricate integrated planar resonators of handheld sizes, and optimize them to achieve high-Q factors, comparable to much larger systems, and strong coupling over significant distances with approximately constant efficiency.
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We acknowledge the support of ISF grant no. 1248/10.
- Electromagnetic devices
- Resonant coupling
- Wireless power transfer