Wireless Power Transmission for Biomedical Applications.
- This investigation explores a method of designing planar spiral coils for the purpose of transmitting power wirelessly for biomedical applications. The designed coils were integrated into a system that will generate and receive the wireless signal. The primary focus of this investigation will be to explore the affects of changing the geometry of the coils on the power transmission characteristics ... read moreof the system. This will be investigated through both simulation and experimental verification. The second task of this investigation will be to use the system in a novel experiment to explore the effects of electric fields on an aqueous silk solution. The system consists of two main components a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter consists of a class E power amplifier where the transmitter coil is the inductor of the resonant circuit. The receiver circuit consists of the receiver coil and a capacitor that forms a resonant tank and a half wave rectifier to produce the output signal from the transmitter. The coils will be designed using an iterative method that will rely on a software tool called FastHenry to model inductors of specific geometries. After completing the design and construction of the system it will be used in two novel experiments. The experiments aim to investigate novel methods of inducing a silk solution to form a gel.read less