RF Energy Harvesting And Wireless Power: Real-World Deployments And Practical Applications (Energy Harvesting USA 2017)

Dr Charles Greene, Chief Technical Officer
Powercast Corporation
United States


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Presentation Summary

RF energy harvesting and long-range wireless power are wirelessly charging industrial and commercial applications today, enabling untethered devices that need no wires, charging mats or battery maintenance. We'll examine real-world deployments and the problems "power over distance" has solved. Practical strategies for recharging consumer electronics will also be presented.

Speaker Biography (Charles Greene)

Dr. Charles Greene, Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Powercast Corporation, received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Dr. Greene has over seventeen years of experience in the Radio Frequency (RF) field, including sixteen years at Powercast Corporation. He is a leading expert in wireless power transfer, antenna design, and RFID. He has over twenty issued U.S. patents and numerous other foreign and pending applications in the wireless power and RFID fields. Dr. Greene has published numerous articles and has presented at various industry-leading conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Company Profile (Powercast)

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Powercast is the leader in RF-based wireless power technology that enables long-range, true wireless charging without wires or charging mats. Since 2003, Powercast has provided solutions that combine its FCC-approved transmitter and high-efficiency receiver chip to enable over-the-air recharging of one or many devices.
How it works: A transmitter sends RF energy to the Powerharvester® receiver chip embedded in a device, which efficiently converts it to DC to recharge its batteries or directly power the device.
Two long-range transmitters serve different markets. Powercast's Powercaster® was FCC approved in 2010 for commercial and industrial applications, and its PowerSpot® targets consumer electronics.
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