Wireless Resonant Energy Link: Efficient Wireless Power – Research@Intel Day

June 18th, 2009 |
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In the past few years, we have experienced a dramatic rise in the number of electronic devices – cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, etc… that we use in our everyday lives. Most of these devices are powered by batteries which need to be recharged often. The costs, resources and management of multiple, incompatible power cords, bricks, etc… are already a nightmare for the typical user. WREL, in contrast to surface based systems (“power pads”), demonstrates wireless power transfer whose efficiency can be nearly independent of orientation, distance, and load over a wide range of operating conditions. This technology could allow people to cut that last cord and implement wireless charging of their devices.

Intel Research Scientist, Emily Cooper Ph.D., demonstrates from Research@Intel Day.

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