Wireless information and power transfer: Issues, advances, and challenges

Tharindu D. Ponnimbaduge Perera, Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakod, Symeon Chatzinotas, Vishal Sharma

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4 Citations (Scopus)


Simultaneous Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT) for wireless communication systems presents a new paradigm, allowing wireless nodes to recharge their rechargeable batteries from RF signals (instead of fixed line or traditional energy sources) while decoding information. In this approach, the energy is harvested from ambient electromagnetic sources available within the communication system or from sources that directionally transmit RF energy. This work presents an overview, and advancement to date, as well as identifies research issues and challenges in SWIPT and RF Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) assisted technologies. The paper, in principal, addresses innovative 5G communications and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies associated with SWIPT/WPT. The paper finally presents recommendations and future trends associated with this emerging future electricity technique. This provides a valuable reference and new avenues for the future research in this direction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059355
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5936-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2018
Event86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 24 Sep 201727 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017


  • 5G communications
  • RF wireless power transfer
  • Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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