A study of sectional tracks in roadway inductive power transfer system

Wei Zhang, Siu Chung Wong, Chi Kong Tse, Qianhong Chen

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Inductive power transfer (IPT) to a vehicle which is moving along the road can provide maximum charging flexibility and huge weight and size reduction in charge-storage battery inside the vehicle. Existing research focuses on the efficiency improvement of the energy coupling of the pickup windings with a long current-carrying primary track without considering track distance. In this paper, a IPT vehicle charging system using a series of sectional tracks is studied. The relationship between efficiency and track distance is reported. Results are verified by a reduced scale experimental prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2011
Event3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 201122 Sep 2011


Conference3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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