A Soft-Switched Power-Factor-Corrected Single-Phase Bidirectional AC-DC Wireless-Power-Transfer Converter with An Integrated Power Stage

Junwei Liu, Fei Xu, Chuan Sun, K. H. Loo

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Bidirectional AC-DC wireless power transfer (WPT) converters are widely used in grid-connected electric vehicle (EV) systems for grid-to-vehicle (G2V) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications. They usually apply a two-stage topology with a bidirectional AC-DC PFC converter and a bidirectional DC-DC WPT converter. Such a two-stage topology cannot achieve high efficiency and low cost. Recently, single-stage matrix bidirectional AC-DC WPT converters have been proposed. However, the matrix-converter-based topologies do not utilize remarkably lower count of power switches and generate large double line frequency ripple in the DC-side voltage or current. This paper proposes a new single-phase bidirectional AC-DC WPT topology with an integrated power stage to overcome the drawbacks of the matrix-converter-based topologies and retain the advantages of single-stage topologies. Description of the proposed topology with the modulation and control methods, theoretical analysis, and reference design procedure are presented in detail. Finally, a scaled-down laboratory prototype with 500-W output power is implemented with experimental results presented to validate the principle, analysis, and design.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberArticle number 9729414
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • AC-DC
  • bidirectional
  • Capacitors
  • Integrated power stage
  • Inverters
  • Matrix converters
  • Rectifiers
  • Resistors
  • Topology
  • Voltage
  • wireless power transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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