Optimization of Transcutaneous Energy Transmission Systems Suitable for Left Ventricular Assist Devices

April 8, 2013 - Bryon K, Bluvshtein V, Lucke L, Pauly J. Presentation at Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 8-11, 2013

Current implantable TETS systems are not optimized for high power VAD applications. 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.