Transcutaneous energy transmission systems (TETS) wirelessly transmit power through the skin. TETS is particularly desirable for ventricular assist devices (VAD), which currently require cables through the skin to power the implanted pump. Current implantable TETS systems are not optimized for high power VAD applications. Optimizing the inductive link of the TET system is a multi-parameter problem. Most current techniques to optimize the design simplify the problem by combining parameters leading to sub-optimal solutions. In this paper we present an optimization method using a genetic algorithm to handle a larger set of parameters, which leads to a more optimal design.
Optimization of Transcutaneous Energy Transmission Systems Suitable for Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received May 1, 2013; published online June 4, 2013. Editor: Gerald E. Miller.
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Byron, K., Bluvshtein, V., Lucke, L., and Pauly, J. (June 4, 2013). "Optimization of Transcutaneous Energy Transmission Systems Suitable for Left Ventricular Assist Devices." ASME. J. Med. Devices. June 2013; 7(2): 020940. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4024432
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