TC 9: Wireless Power Transfer Systems


Scope Statement

The wireless power transfer (WPT) technical committee facilitates collaboration between researchers and experts from academia and industry on WPT-related research and professional networking activities. The goal is to promote sustainable developments of WPT technology and its practical applications, including, but not limited to, inductive power transfer, capacitive power transfer, RF and microwave power transfer, laser and optical power transfer, and, (in conjunction Other TCs), RF energy harvesting. Based on these topics, the technical committee helps organize special sessions on IEEE-PELS transactions, conferences, tutorials, workshops, and student competitions.


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Policy and Procedures

PELS TC9 Policies and Procedures 


Upcoming Meeting

Monthly committee/membership meeting:
First Tuesday of every month 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT

Past Webinar

Modeling Wireless Power Transfer Using Ansys Maxwell
Presenters:  Tianze Kan and Mark Solveson

Abstract:  The concept of wireless power is originated from Heinrich Hertz and well known by the work of Nikola Tesla. Nowadays the inductive-based wireless power has already been used to charge biomedical implants, consumer electronics, and even electric vehicles. 

Accurate modeling of a wireless power transfer system is a challenge due to the nonlinear magnetic materials used in the system and the complex magnetic effects. In order to address the challenge, Ansys provides finite element analysis in Maxwell. In this webinar, general topics such as magnetic analysis of the coil structures and circuit analysis of the wireless power transfer system will be introduced. Furthermore, the advanced topics on power and efficiency analysis, coil design optimization, coil modeling with existing permanent magnets, and thermal analysis will be presented.

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Call for Proposals - IEEE Global Student Wireless Power Competition


  • To encourage young generations to join the research and development of WPT (Wireless Power Transfer) technologies.
  • To demonstrate the WPT capabilities for promoting public acceptance and practical applications of WPT systems

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Patrick Wheeler

VP for Technical Operations

University of Nottingham