A Systematic Sensitivity Analysis of the Performance of a Transcutaneous Energy Transmitter for Design Purposes

Daniela Wolter Ferreira, Luiz Lebensztajn


This work studies a Transcutaneous Energy Transmitter (TET) which uses electromagnetic fields to transfer power from outside the body to an artificial organ in the body, working like a high frequency transformer with the skin being part of the magnetic coupling between the primary (external coil) and secondary (internal coil). For this reason, this project made two different kinds of analyses of the efficiency and the induced current density in a biologic tissue: first, simulations were performed using core types of distinct geometries, each with multiples sizes, ranking which type is more recommended; second, the sensitivity of the chosen core type to misalignments was evaluated for different dimensions. In addition, the sensitivity to the core permeability was also investigated for both analyses.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2179-10742013000200005


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