Cordless printed circuit board transformers for power transfer in neuroprosthesis

T. M. Fung, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, K. Y. Tong, A. B. Rad

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Abstract

This paper describes some methods to improve the efficiency of power transfer in neuroprosthesis. In the neuroprosthesis, there is a low power level DC to DC converter in which the size is very small for the power conversion. The reduction of size of the converter uses the technique of cordless printed circuit board transformers that allows the contactless power transfer through the skin. In such, the coupling of the primary and secondary transformers is only skin and air gap. Meanwhile, the magnetizing inductance, leakage inductance and some other parameters affects the efficiency of the power transfer. The paper will discuss the relationship of those parameters and some suggestions for improvement of the overall performance of the converter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA
Pages194-198
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Nov 200614 Nov 2006

Conference

Conference2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/11/0614/11/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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