The University of Auckland

Project #54: A wireless charger for electric ferries (EFs)

Back

Description:

Electrically powered transportation systems are becoming popular, and a promising new advance is the fully electric ferries (EFs). However, the batteries of EFs must be rapidly charged at dock during passenger transfer. Simultaneously, the ferry must also be properly stabilized under turbulent docking conditions to allow for safe passenger transfer and efficient charging. This project aims to develop a wireless EF charging system together with an electromagnetic stabilization system that holds the ferry to the dock. Students are required to research, design and implement a small scale prototype wireless EF charging and stabilization system to demonstrate its applicability. The project involves literature survey, and both hardware and software development.

Outcome:

A scaled-down prototype system

Prerequisites

ELECTENG 734 and ELECTENG311

Specialisations

Categories

Supervisor

Co-supervisor

Team

Allocated (Not available for preferences)

Lab

Lab allocations have not been finalised