Dynamic Wireless Charging (DWC) is the transfer of energy from a stationary transmitter to a moving receiver whereby the transferred energy is retained in an energy storage device, principly in an electric vehicles battery. The technology has been of considerable interest to academics and industrial institutions alike, due to the possibility of achieving maximal convenience for electric vehicle (EV) operations with the possibility of providing 24/7 power to autonomous vehicles (AVs).
Examining the variables affecting wireless charging at small scale allows us to better understand the behaviour of full scale systems.
Usisng additive manufacturing techniques we can rapidly prototype our testing apparatus for continual improvement.
Key to the effectivness of dynamic wireless charging systems is the appropriate design of magnetic circuits between the transmitter and reciever.
Check out our testing apparatus in action...
This project and others on similar themes are completed in partnership with Cardiff University and National Grid