13 September 2019
inductive power transmission, magnetic resonance, coils, battery powered vehicles, electric vehicle charging, air gaps, static wireless EV charging, dynamic wireless EV charging, electric vehicle charging, wireless power transfer technology, air-gap, MRC WPT technology, wireless charging, MRC WPT system design, international charging standards, magnetic resonant coupling, power transfer efficiency, coil design, compensation circuit topologies, impedance matching
Wireless power transfer (WPT) technology makes it possible to supply power through an air-gap, without the need for current-carrying wires. One important technique of WPT technology is magnetic resonant coupling (MRC) WPT. Based on the advantages of MRC WPT, such as safety and high power transfer efficiency over a long transmit distance, there are many possible applications of MRC WPT. This study provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the MRC WPT technology and wireless charging for electric vehicle (EV). A comparative overview of MRC WPT system design which includes a detailed description of the prototypes, schematics, compensation circuit topologies (impedance matching), and international charging standards. In addition, this study provides an overview of wireless EV charging including the static wireless EV charging and the dynamic wireless EV charging, which focuses on the coil design, power transfer efficiency, and current research achievement in the literature.