Introduction to Special Two Part Series on Wireless Power Transfer (WPT)

Xiaodong Shi (Lead Editor-WPT Series)

My name is Xiaodong Shi. I am the lead editor of this Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) special two part series of the IEEE Transportation Electrification eNewsletter. WPT has gained significant popularity over recent years as a convenient and safe alternative to the conventional conductive charging method. This WPT special two part series is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview and interpretation of wireless charging technology for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. The series has two parts.


Part One (July edition) contains four articles covering basics concepts and recent developments in research and WPT education methods:

• Basic principle and different approaches of wireless charging technology including: conventional stationary wireless charging, quasi-dynamic wireless charging and dynamic wireless charging (By Dr. Joachim G. Taiber from Clemson University International Center of Automotive Research, South Carolina, US).
• Study methods for wireless charging methods from the perspective of mathematical analysis and modeling (By Dr. Chris Mi from University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan, US).
• Wireless charging research activities and the practical implementation of WPT at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (By Dr. Omer C. Onar, etc. from ORNL, US).
• Practical challenges involved in the introduction of wireless charging technology into passenger vehicles (By Dr. John M. Miller from JNJ Miller plc, US).

Part Two (September 2014) contains four articles and will cover the aspects of product development, deployment and commercialization:

• Roadway and Railway powered electric vehicle research and development at KAIST, South Korea (By Dr. Chun T. Rim, KAIST, South Korea).
• Large-scale commercial WPT for fixed route bus rapid transportation (By Matt Jurjevich, BYD, China).
• WPT thermal modeling and analysis to illustrate the heat distribution and analyze temperature dependency of WPT efficiency. (By Dr. Xiao Hu principal engineer at ANSYS Inc.)
• WPT unique safety concerns, standardization and certification (By Joe Bablo, Ken Boyce, and Hai Jiang Underwriters Laboratories (UL) LLC.)

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The Transportation Electrification eNewsletter studies topics that span across four main domains: Terrestrial (land based), Nautical (Ocean, lakes and bodies of water), Aeronautical (Air and Space) and Commercial-Manufacturing. Main topics include: Batteries including fuel cells, Advanced Charging, Telematics, Systems Architectures that include schemes for both external interface (electric utility) and vehicle internal layout, Drivetrains, and the Connected Vehicle.


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