TR2012-010

Metamaterials for Wireless Power Transfer



Recently, metamaterials have been developed for wireless power transfer applications. It has been shown that the near-field electromagnetic coupling between two resonant coils can be enhanced by a slab of metamaterial. With the assist of the metamaterial, the efficiency of wireless power transfer between the resonant coils can be greatly improved. In this paper, recent progress in this area will be presented: theoretical development of enhanced coil coupling with metamaterial will be briefly discussed; the design of metamaterial slabs for near-field wireless power transfer will be shown; recent experimental results on wireless power transfer efficiency improvement with metamaterial will also be presented.