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Cutting the Chord: How & Why Wireless Charging is the Future

By Grant Covic, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Transportation Electrification Community on the why and how inductive -- i.e. wireless -- EV charging is the future.

By 2025, more than 37 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be on the road worldwide, Navigant Research predicts. That’s also the time frame when technological and industry trends will reach the point that EVs become cost competitive against conventional vehicles, even without subsidies.

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Patrick Wheeler newWhy the More and All Electric Aircraft Needs Power Electronics
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am ET
Presenter: Patrick Wheeler
University of Nottingham

Abstract:  There has recently been a major change in the design of aircraft. Electrical systems are being used in applications which have traditionally been powered by hydraulic or pneumatic sources. The Boeing 787 and the Airbus A380 both have significantly larger electrical systems than any previous aircraft.  The most important enabling technology for the More Electric Aircraft is been power electronics. Without power conversion none of the benefits of this technology would be possible. However, aerospace applications present some challenging conditions for power electronics and there are still a number of areas where improvements must be made in terms of the weight, volume, cost and reliability of systems. This presentation will introduce the More Electric Aircraft concept and investigate the potential benefits of the technology before considering the challenges our community will have to meet to make the concept of Electric Propulsion of large aircraft possible.  The talk will be illustrated with a selection of case studies of systems that have been developed at the University of Nottingham, UK.

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