Safe Distributed Control of Wireless Power Transfer Networks

Kasim Sinan Yildirim*, Ruggero Carli, Luca Schenato

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Wireless power transfer networks (WPTNs) are composed of dedicated energy transmitters (ETs) that charge energy receivers (ERs) via radio frequency waves. A safe-charging WPTN should keep electromagnetic radiation below predetermined limits meanwhile maximizing the transmitted power. In this paper, we consider this requirement as an optimization problem: the maximization of harvested power by ERs subject to the electro-magnetic safety constraints. In order to provide an approximated solution to this problem, we introduce a dual ascent-like distributed charging algorithm that enables ETs to work without global information and satisfy safety constraints asymptotically. We provide an in-depth theoretical analysis of our algorithm which is supported by numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8309352
Pages (from-to)1267-1275
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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  • Distributed optimization
  • electromagnetic radiation (EMR)
  • wireless power transfer


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