Assessment of the induced electric fields in a carbon-fiber electrical vehicle equipped with a wireless power transfer system

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  • Valerio De Santis
  • Tommaso Campi
  • Silvano Cruciani
  • Ilkka Laakso
  • Mauro Feliziani

Research units

  • University of L'Aquila


In this study, the electric field induced inside two realistic anatomical models placed near or inside an electric vehicle made of carbon-fiber composite while charging its battery with a wireless power transfer (WPT) system has been investigated. The WPT source consists of two parallel inductive coils operating with a power output of 7.7 kW at two different frequencies of 85 and 150 kHz. Since a misalignment between the primary and the secondary coil creates higher induced fields, a misalignment of 20 cm is also considered as the worst-case exposure condition. The analysis of the obtained results shows that the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) basic restrictions are exceeded by 1.3 dB and 4.8 dB for the aligned and misaligned coil positions, respectively. This exceedance is however confined only in a small area of the driver's foot.


Original languageEnglish
Article number684
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Carbon-fiber composite, Electric vehicles (EVs), Numerical dosimetry, Wireless power transfer (WPT)

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