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A new cross-segmented power supply rail for roadway powered electric vehicles

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4 Author(s)
Jin Huh ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea ; WooYoung Lee ; Suyong Choi ; Chuntaek Rim

A new cross-segmented power supply rail for roadway powered electric vehicles is proposed in this paper for reducing construction cost and EMF. The proposed rail consists of two pairs of power cables, core, bi-directional power switches, a transformer, capacitors, and harness. Each rail is connected through a switch box, which can change the current direction of a pair of power cables. Hence, adding the current of the two pairs of power cables results in the activation mode while nullifying it does the silence mode. A coupling transformer with two capacitors is introduced to compensate the variable line inductance of the rail due to the change of current direction. Therefore, multiple rails can be concurrently activated by selective turning-on and off the power switches using an inverter. In addition, the EMF for the silence mode drastically is reduced if a twisted pair of power cables is used. The proposed cross-segmented power supply rail was implemented for experiments and verified for practical applications.

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Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on

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25-28 June 2012