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Charging Unplugged: Will Distributed Laser Charging for Mobile Wireless Power Transfer Work?

Published on Dec 1, 2016in IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine 6.14
· DOI :10.1109/MVT.2016.2594944
Qingwen Liu11
Estimated H-index: 11
,
Jun Wu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Tongji University)
+ 4 AuthorsLajos Hanzo65
Estimated H-index: 65
(University of Southampton)
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Abstract
Increasing the battery-recharge period of smartphones is becoming a challenge since their power consumption is increased as a result of enhanced functions that require sophisticated multimedia signal processing. An attractive solution is constituted by wireless charging, which is capable of replenishing the battery over the ether. Given this motivation, we present the fundamental physics and the related system structure of a promising wireless charging technique, i.e., distributed laser charging (DLC). Relying on DLC's unique features, we may be capable of transmitting approximately 2 W of power up to a distance of about 10 m. Following the comparison of the other three major wireless charging techniques, i.e., inductive coupling, magnetic resonance coupling, and microwave radiation, we demonstrate the benefits of DLC in the context of mobile applications. We then propose a pair of wireless charging network architectures, i.e., a DLC-aided, infrastructure-based network and a DLC-based ad-hoc network. These network architectures illustrate the potential of DLC in realizing the fully charged utopia for any device, anywhere, and anytime.
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Published on Aug 1, 2015in IEEE Communications Magazine 10.36
Rong Zhang19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Southampton),
Robert G. Maunder15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Southampton),
Lajos Hanzo65
Estimated H-index: 65
(University of Southampton)
Recently, there has been substantial research interest in the subject of simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) due to its cross-disciplinary appeal and its wide-ranging application potential, which motivates this overview. More explicitly, we provide a brief survey of the state of the art and introduce several practical transceiver architectures that may facilitate its implementation. Moreover, the most important link-level as well as system-level design aspects are elabor...
Published on Apr 1, 2015in IEEE Wireless Communications 11.00
Rong Zhang19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Southampton),
Jiaheng Wang18
Estimated H-index: 18
(SEU: Southeast University)
+ 3 AuthorsLajos Hanzo65
Estimated H-index: 65
(University of Southampton)
At the time of this writing, there is substantial research interest in the subject of visible light communications (VLC) owing to its ability to offer significant traffic offloading potential in highly crowded radio frequency (RF) scenarios. We introduce the user-centric design of VLC for heterogeneous networks (HetNet), where three key aspects are identified and elaborated on: signal coverage quality, system control, and service provision aspects. More explicitly, the concepts of amorphous cell...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Progress in Photovoltaics 7.78
Martin A. Green99
Estimated H-index: 99
(UNSW: University of New South Wales),
Keith Emery44
Estimated H-index: 44
(NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
+ 2 AuthorsEwan D. Dunlop34
Estimated H-index: 34
Published on Apr 23, 2012
William I. Newman1
Estimated H-index: 1
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Some mathematical essentials 2. Stress principles 3. Deformation and motion 4. Fundamental laws and equations 5. Linear elastic solids 6. Classical fluids 7. Geophysical fluid dynamics 8. Computation in continuum mechanics 9. Nonlinearity in the Earth References Index.
Published on Nov 1, 2007
Haonan Liu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
Houshang Darabi10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)
+ 1 AuthorsJing Liu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(GM: General Motors)
Wireless indoor positioning systems have become very popular in recent years. These systems have been successfully used in many applications such as asset tracking and inventory management. This paper provides an overview of the existing wireless indoor positioning solutions and attempts to classify different techniques and systems. Three typical location estimation schemes of triangulation, scene analysis, and proximity are analyzed. We also discuss location fingerprinting in detail since it is...
Published on Jan 1, 2006 in QELS (Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference)
Matthew G. Peters1
Estimated H-index: 1
Isaac I. Kim13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Bruce McArthur4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Eric J. Korevaar14
Estimated H-index: 14
Two transistors are operated individually as emitter follower buffer amplifiers for R-Y and B-Y input signals and are operated together as an inverting summing matrix for deriving a G-Y output signal from the R-Y and B-Y input signals. All three output signals are "buffered" (i.e., provided by low impedance sources) and are subject to substantially equal delays. Advantageously, the circuit implementation requires only two transistors and three resistors to provide output signals which are (1) bu...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 7.22
Ke Jin13
Estimated H-index: 13
(NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics),
Ke Jin4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics),
Weiyang Zhou2
Estimated H-index: 2
(NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Laser power transmission (LPT) is one of the most promising technologies in the long-range wireless power transfer field. LPT research has been driven by the desire to remotely power unmanned aerial vehicles, satellites, and other mobile electric facilities. However, the low overall efficiency is the main issue that limits the implement of high-intensity laser power beam (HILPB) system. As seen from the contemporary understanding of efficiency of laser power transmission channel, the efficiencie...
Qingqing Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tongji University),
Wen Fang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tongji University)
+ -3 AuthorsPengfei Xia13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Tongji University)
As a long-range high-power wireless power transfer (WPT) technology, resonant beam charging (RBC) can transmit watt-level power over long distance for the devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). Due to its open-loop architecture, RBC faces the challenge of providing dynamic current and voltage to optimize battery charging performance. In RBC, battery overcharge may cause energy waste, thermal effects, and even safety issues. On the other hand, battery undercharge may lead to charging time exten...
Emilio Calvanese Strinati14
Estimated H-index: 14
,
Sergio Barbarossa44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Sapienza University of Rome)
+ 3 AuthorsCedric Dehos3
Estimated H-index: 3
The current development of 5G networks represents a breakthrough in the design of communication networks, for its ability to provide a single platform enabling a variety of different services, from enhanced mobile broadband communications, automated driving, Internet-of-Things, with its huge number of connected devices, etc. Nevertheless, looking at the current development of technologies and new services, it is already possible to envision the need to move beyond 5G with a new architecture inco...
Published on Dec 1, 2018 in GLOBECOM (Global Communications Conference)
Aozhou Wu (Tongji University), Qingqing Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tongji University)
+ 4 AuthorsPengfei Xia2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tongji University)
Resonant Beam Charging (RBC) is a promising multi-Watt and multi-meter wireless power transfer method with safety, mobility and simultaneously-charging capability. However, RBC system operation relies on information availability including power receiver location, class label and the receiver number. Since smartphone is the most widely-used mobile device, we propose a Mask R-CNN based smartphone detection model in the RBC system. Experiments illustrate that our model reduces the smartphone scanni...
Qingqing Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tongji University),
Wen Fang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tongji University)
+ -3 AuthorsLiuqing Yang36
Estimated H-index: 36
(CSU: Colorado State University)
Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a promising solution to provide convenient and perpetual energy supplies to electronics. Traditional WPT technologies face the challenge of providing Watt-level power over meter-level distance for Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices, such as sensors, controllers, smart-phones, laptops, etc. Distributed laser charging (DLC), a new WPT alternative, has the potential to solve these problems and enable WPT with the similar experience as WiFi communications. I...
Published on Oct 1, 2018 in MASS (Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems)
The energy replenishment problem is an important issue in Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks (WRSNs). In this paper, we discuss how to make use of the mobility capability of sensors to balance energy consumption among mobile sensors before they get assistance from fully charged redundant mobile sensors.
Qingqing Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Mingqing Liu1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ -3 AuthorsPengfei Xia13
Estimated H-index: 13
To enable electric vehicles (EVs) to access to the internet of intelligent vehicles (IoIV), charging EVs wirelessly anytime and anywhere becomes an urgent need. The resonant beam charging (RBC) technology can provide high-power and long-range wireless energy for EVs. However, the RBC system is unefficient. To improve the RBC power transmission efficiency, the adaptive resonant beam charging (ARBC) technology was introduced. In this paper, after analyzing the modular model of the ARBC system, we ...
Published on Sep 1, 2018
Xiaodong Liang10
Estimated H-index: 10
(MUN: Memorial University of Newfoundland),
Muhammad Sifatul Alam Chowdhury (MUN: Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly purchased worldwide, however, several issues, such as the limited driving range, battery deterioration, unavailability of charging stations etc, present barriers for advancement of EVs. To overcome the range anxiety of EVs, it's crucial to develop its advanced charging infrastructure. In this paper, a literature review is conducted on EV wireless charging systems with the focus on achieving high power transfer efficiency. A general classification of wirel...
Published on Sep 1, 2018in IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine 6.14
Klaus David20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Kassel),
Hendrik Berndt1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Kassel)
To address the question in the subtitle of this article, we start by discussing earlier mobile communication systems, beginning with the first analog wireless cellular standards, then moving on to second generation (2G) [or Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)], passing third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G), and proceeding to fifth generation (5G). First, we present each generation's key achievements in terms of user services, each generation's technologyrelated factors of su...
Published on Sep 1, 2018
Panagiotis D. Diamantoulakis7
Estimated H-index: 7
(A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki),
George K. Karagiannidis55
Estimated H-index: 55
(A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki),
Zhiguo Ding45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Lancaster University)
We present the concept of simultaneous lightwave information and power transfer (SLIPT). Specifically, we propose novel and fundamental SLIPT strategies, which can be optimized and implemented in visible light or infrared communication systems, equipped with a simple solar panel at the receiver. These strategies are performed at the transmitter or at the receiver, or at both sides, and are named adjusting transmission , adjusting reception , and coordinated adjustment of transmission and recepti...