The University of Auckland

Project #104: Scaled Down In-motion Charging Systems

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Description:

The main goal of this research project is to design and develop a scaled down in-motion charging system to power RC cars while driven on a race track. This will consist of developing a distributed transmitter system, which will have DC-AC power converter(s) driving transmitter coil(s) to generate a high frequency magnetic field above the surface of the road. A receiver coil placed under the RC car together with the power electronics developed will wirelessly extract power from the receiver system while the RC car is in-motion. During the first stage of the project, magnetic and power electronic technologies suitable to implement the system will be researched to identify a suitable system for implementation. During the second stage of the project, a proof of concept solution will be implemented based on the research findings. A lightweight portable race track will be implemented to demonstrate the functionality of the in-motion charging system. Time permitting, monitoring hardware will be implemented to display vital data of the system through a web interface or GUI.

Outcome:

Research Components
- Research magnetic designs suitable for in-motion charging
- Develop an electrified race track

Prerequisites

ELECTENG734

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