- Queensland University of Technology
- The University of Auckland
Expandable and flexible wireless power transfer (WPT) systems have been in demand in numerous industry applications, especially for dynamic chargers in electric vehicles. Those systems, however, brings about certain technical issues such as modulation technique and topology of the transmitter-side, and transferred power profile of the transmitters. In this paper, a new converter topology to drive closely spaced segmented Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT) systems is proposed. The proposed converter can be expanded to cater for different number of transmitters, and it can provide a uniform transferred power profile throughout the path of transmitter coils, known as track. Furthermore, this study focuses on analyzing the operation of the converter and the effect of closely spaced transmitters over its operation. To show the effectiveness of the proposed topology and its modulation technique, the converter is simulated and experimentally tested using a laboratory prototype. The results are compared and analyzed, and their close agreement shows the validity of the proposed technique.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2020|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Cross Coupling, Coordination Factor, Electric Vehicles, Expandable Wireless Power Transfer System, Inductive Charging, Magnetic Profile, Mode Changing Transients, Multi-Transmitter Wireless Power Transfer Systems, Transferred Power Profile