Wireless EV charging is a hot topic in the industry and it kicked off this year's APEC show.
The APEC Conference is in full swing here in Fort Worth, Texas. I am, once again, very impressed with the lineup of Professional Education Seminars and Plenary Sessions so far. I will highlight a few presentations that I think are significant. If you could not attend this year, please try to do so next year if you have any involvement in power design. These courses are worth their weight in gold to greatly strengthen your design career.
Wireless EV charging is a hot topic in the industry. Chris Mi, PhD, an IEEE fellow, director of the DOE GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation, and University of Michigan-Dearborn professor, gave a talk on “Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles with Extremely High Efficiency and Misalignment Tolerance” on day one. His outline covered all the challenges of this growing field of EVs and their needs in the charging area:
- EV charging: issues of conductive charging
- Wireless charging: status and difficulties
- Application of wireless charging
- Analytical analysis: equivalent circuit and S-parameters
- Simulation Study: FEM, HFSS
- Experimental study, vehicle demonstration, and commercialization
- Topologies and coil structures
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