Wireless Power Transmission

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©2010 International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 – 8887) Volume 1 – No. 13

Wireless Power Transmission – A Next Generation Power Transmission System S. Sheik Mohammed
Faculty of Engineering, Dhofar University, PB No.2509 Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.

K. Ramasamy
Professor Kamaraj College of Engg. and Tech., Virudunagar, Tamilnadu, India

T. Shanmuganantham
Professor and Head Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Inst. of Engg .and Tech., Karaikal, (Govt. of Pondicherry Institution), India

In this paper, we present the concept of transmitting power without using wires i.e., transmitting power as microwaves from one place to another is in order to reduce the transmission and distribution losses. This concept is known as Microwave Power transmission (MPT). We also discussed the technological developments in Wireless Power Transmission (WPT). The advantages, disadvantages, biological impacts and applications of WPT are also presented.

Nikola Tesla he is who invented radio and shown us he is indeed the “Father of Wireless”. Nikola Tesla is the one who first conceived the idea Wireless Power Transmission and demonstrated “the transmission of electrical energy without wires" that depends upon electrical conductivity as early as 1891[2]. In 1893, Tesla demonstrated the illumination of vacuum bulbs without using wires for power transmission at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Wardenclyffe tower shown in Figure 1 was designed and constructed by Tesla mainly for wireless transmission of electrical power rather than telegraphy [3].

Key Words
Microwave Power transmission (MPT), Nikola Tesla, Rectenna, Solar Power Satellites (SPS), Wireless Power transmission (WPT).

One of the major issue in power system is the losses occurs during the transmission and distribution of electrical power. As the demand increases day by day, the power generation increases and the power loss is also...
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