Wireless Power Charging of Electric Vehicles Using Resonant Converters

The development of the charging infrastructure of electric vehicles (EVs) is recognized as one of the deciding factors to make EVs competitive in the auto-industry. Consumers may refrain from purchasing EVs due to range anxiety, and the limitations of chargers. The market is continuously showing that modern EVs shall be used for the same purpose as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Therefore, a distributed public charging infrastructure is essential for the future of EVs. EV consumer shall be able to charge their vehicles quickly, automatically and conveniently. Thus, wireless power transfer (WPT) can play an important role in providing the charging means for EVs. WPT allows the vehicles to be charged with minimal effort from the consumer. However, for the WPT to be effective, it must transmit high power through an inductive power transfer (IPT) configuration. To increase the efficiency of the IPT systems, they are designed to operate at resonant frequency. An LCC configuration will be used in this project to meet the design requirements.

University: 

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
San José State University

Principal Investigator: 

Mohamed Badawy, Ph.D.

PI Contact Information: 

mohamed.badawy@sjsu.edu
San José State University, Department of Electrical Engineering

Dates: 

April 2018 to November 2018

Project Number: 

1835