Underwater Wireless Power Transfer

Smart Ocean Energy Converters

  • Taofeek Orekan
  • Peng Zhang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Taofeek Orekan, Peng Zhang
    Pages 1-17
  3. Taofeek Orekan, Peng Zhang
    Pages 19-33
  4. Taofeek Orekan, Peng Zhang
    Pages 35-49
  5. Taofeek Orekan, Peng Zhang
    Pages 51-67
  6. Taofeek Orekan, Peng Zhang
    Pages 69-91
  7. Taofeek Orekan, Peng Zhang
    Pages 93-97
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 99-106

About this book


This book discusses, for the first time, wireless power transfer in the ocean environment. Topics covered include power electronic techniques, advanced control strategies, as well as classic and emerging applications such as smart ocean energy systems and wireless power transfer and charging of underwater autonomous vehicles. Emerging research topics are presented, along with methodologies, approaches, and industrial development of intelligent and energy-efficient techniques. Apart from the basic principles with an emphasis on inductive power transfer and mathematical analysis, the book discusses the emerging implementation for underwater wireless power transfer such as energy encryption, power and data transfer through common links, and secured data- and cyber-security. Specifically, the book comprehensively introduces significant discussions on UWPT coil theoretical and experimental analysis in seawater, optimal design, and intelligent controls. For example, since fast communication is not viable in an underwater environment, the proposed book discusses Maximum Power Efficiency Tracking (MPET) control, which achieves a maximum power efficiency (>85%) without communication or feedback from the transmitting side of the UWPT system. A k-nearest-neighbors-based machine learning approach is used to estimate the coupling coefficiency between the coils. This machine learning-based intelligent control method can offer important guidance for graduate students, academic researchers, and industrial engineers who want to understand the working principles and realize the developing trends in underwater wireless power transfer. Finally, the book includes details on the modeling and design of a smart ocean energy system--a new type of power harvesting system designed to convert ocean energy into electricity, which has the capability of making underwater wireless power connections with distributed marine devices.


smart wave energy converter maximum power efficiency tracking autonomous underwater vehicle cyber physical securing ocean energy harvesting wave energy converter (WEC) ocean electricity transmission

Authors and affiliations

  • Taofeek Orekan
    • 1
  • Peng Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02561-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02562-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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