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Energies 2016, 9(11), 906; doi:10.3390/en9110906

Cost-Effectiveness Comparison of Coupler Designs of Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicle Dynamic Charging

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School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China
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Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Academic Editor: Hongjian Sun
Received: 9 July 2016 / Revised: 2 October 2016 / Accepted: 26 October 2016 / Published: 2 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Power Transfer 2016)
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This paper presents a cost-effectiveness comparison of coupler designs for wireless power transfer (WPT), meant for electric vehicle (EV) dynamic charging. The design comparison of three common types of couplers is first based on the raw material cost, output power, transfer efficiency, tolerance of horizontal offset, and flux density. Then, the optimal cost-effectiveness combination is selected for EV dynamic charging. The corresponding performances of the proposed charging system are compared and analyzed by both simulation and experimentation. The results verify the validity of the proposed dynamic charging system for EVs. View Full-Text
Keywords: cost-effectiveness; dynamic charging; electric vehicle; electromagnetic field analysis; wireless power transfer cost-effectiveness; dynamic charging; electric vehicle; electromagnetic field analysis; wireless power transfer
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Chen, W.; Liu, C.; Lee, C.H.; Shan, Z. Cost-Effectiveness Comparison of Coupler Designs of Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicle Dynamic Charging. Energies 2016, 9, 906.

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