his thesis presents an innovative application of Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) technology for perimeter security systems. The approach leverages the physical properties of IPT to detect intrusions by monitoring voltage changes in wirelessly powered sensor nodes, which can double as components of an intrusion detection system. Disturbances in node orientation, indicative of potential intrusions, alter the sensor node’s resonant frequency and create measurable voltage shifts. This study explores the concept in-depth, from the analysis of resonant inductive coupling in various resonant inductive modes, to the design of transmit loops, sensor nodes, and the techniques required to ensure optimum power transfer. The goal is to create a more affordable and versatile security system by integrating wireless power and intrusion detection.
Resonant Inductive Power Transfer Perimeter Security
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Chavez, Ian River. "WIRELESSLY POWERING A SEA OF SENSORS FOR PERIMETER SECURITY APPLICATIONS." (2023). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_etds/606