Dynamic Response and Stability Margin Improvement of Wireless Power Receiver Systems via Right-Half-Plane Zero Elimination

Kerui Li, Siew Chong Tan, Ron Hui

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The series-series compensation topology is widely adopted in many wireless power transfer applications. For such systems, their wireless power receiver part typically involves a dc-dc converter with front-stage full-bridge diode rectifier, to process the high-frequency transmitted ac power into a dc output voltage for the load. It is recently reported that the current source nature of the series-series compensation will introduce right-half-plane (RHP) zeros into the small-signal transfer functions of the dc-dc converter of the wireless power receiver, which will severely affect the stability and dynamic response of the system. To resolve this issue, in this article, it is proposed to adopt a different rectifier configuration for the system such that the input current to the dc-dc converter becomes controllable to eliminate the presence of RHP zeros of the small-signal transfer functions of the system. This rectifier can be applied to different wireless power receivers using the buck, buck-boost, or boost converters. As compared with the original wireless power receivers, the modified ones feature minimum-phase characteristics and hence ease the design of compensator. Theoretical and experimental results are provided. The comparative experimental results verify the elimination of the RHP zero, improved dynamic responses of reference tracking and against load disturbances, and a larger stability margin.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9409739
Pages (from-to)11196-11207
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • Dynamic response
  • right-half-plane zero (RHP)
  • stability
  • wireless power receiver
  • wireless power transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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