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Energies 2018, 11(3), 538; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11030538

Impact of Coil Misalignment in Data Transmission over the Inductive Link of an EV Wireless Charger

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Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Málaga, 29016 Málaga, Spain
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Power Electronics, Machines and Power System, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Received: 18 January 2018 / Revised: 23 February 2018 / Accepted: 26 February 2018 / Published: 2 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Fundamentals and Conversion)
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Abstract

The penetration rate of electric vehicles (EVs) will experience a relative increment in the future, so easy to use ways to recharge will be demanded. In this sense, wireless charging represents a safe charging method that minimises user intervention. In a similar way to conductive charge, wireless charging requires some information exchange between the charger primary side and secondary side (battery) for safety and operational reasons. Thus, wireless chargers depend on a communication system for their controlled and correct operation. This paper analysed the communication performance of a wireless EV charger in which the communiction device is part of the wireless power transfer system. Particularly, this work studies how the communication system reacts to power coil displacements, which commonly occur in their conventional performance. The results show that the compensation topology selected to ensure the resonant operation clearly impacts on the communication performance. In particular, the theoretical model and the simulation results demonstrate that the asymmetrical compensation topologies are more stable in terms of the wireless communication channel capacity. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless charge; electric vehicle; data and power transfer wireless charge; electric vehicle; data and power transfer
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Triviño-Cabrera, A.; Lin, Z.; Aguado, J.A. Impact of Coil Misalignment in Data Transmission over the Inductive Link of an EV Wireless Charger. Energies 2018, 11, 538.

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