ALVAREZ-PADILLA, JUAN,RODOLFO (2017) Secondary-Side Control in Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Systems for Double-Sided Inductor-Capacitor-Capacitor and Series-Series Compensation Topologies. Masters thesis, Durham University.
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Electric Vehicles (EVs) are fast becoming a great alternative as future mode of transportation, due to their promise of low emissions. Nevertheless, EVs suffer from battery related problems such as large size, heavy weight, high price, long charging times and a short driving range. Dynamic wireless power transfer systems (DWPTSs) address the battery issue by providing power to the vehicle while in motion, and eliminate the need of plugging. However, unavoidable load and coupling coefficient variations cause degradation of power delivery and efficiency. Hence, a controller must be added to the dynamic charger for power conditioning and efficiency enhancement. This project is focused on the control stage of the DWPTS adopting a post-regulation scheme as control strategy. It proposes the integration of a secondary-side-only control under double-sided inductor-capacitor-capacitor (LCC) and series-series compensation topologies. A synchronous buck converter is used to step down the voltage to the maximum power transfer efficiency (MPTE) conditions and control the direct current (DC) link by adjusting the duty cycle of the control pulse. Averaged alternating current (AC) modelling is applied for designing the controller to smooth and speed the response of both systems. An estimation equation for coupling coefficient and a controller for the double-sided LCC compensation topology are introduced. A comparison study between these two topologies comprised of their characteristics and response to the controller is carried out.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Award:||Master of Science|
|Keywords:||Master research; university research; electric vehicles; EV; wireless transmission; WPTS; RPEV; control|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Science > Engineering, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||30 May 2018 14:33|