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High speed detecting and identification for car charging on electric roads

Nybom, Viktor LU and Stoica, Iuliana (2017) EITM01 20151
Department of Electrical and Information Technology
Abstract
The constantly increasing awareness of protecting the environment has put electri-
cal roads in the spotlight as an alternative solution to fossil driven means of trans-
port. Dan Zethraeus has developed an innovative idea for a prototype electrical
road which conductively supplies power to the cars whilst driving. The concept is
to place a line of short rail segments in the middle of the drive lanes where each
rail can have either grounded or positive polarity. The aim of this thesis work is
to find solutions for the timing, detection and identification of cars so that the
positive conductive rails are switched on correctly. The possible electromagnetic
interference from the road is to be investigated and the communication methods... (More)
The constantly increasing awareness of protecting the environment has put electri-
cal roads in the spotlight as an alternative solution to fossil driven means of trans-
port. Dan Zethraeus has developed an innovative idea for a prototype electrical
road which conductively supplies power to the cars whilst driving. The concept is
to place a line of short rail segments in the middle of the drive lanes where each
rail can have either grounded or positive polarity. The aim of this thesis work is
to find solutions for the timing, detection and identification of cars so that the
positive conductive rails are switched on correctly. The possible electromagnetic
interference from the road is to be investigated and the communication methods
adjusted accordingly. Finally, a demonstrator is built as a proof of concept for
illustrating and testing the presented solution.
This report starts by presenting possible theoretical solutions for the detection and
identification. Experiments that are set up to further analyse the most promising
methods, and also the construction of the electronics for the detection and iden-
tification modules of the demonstrator follow. Furthermore, a simulation setup
for analysis of the electromagnetic interference is tested. The complete solution
and the whole setup of the demonstrator is presented in the last part. Results
are presented for the performance of the demonstrator when tested on a real car
driving at 30 km/h.
This thesis work is a collaboration between the Division of Industrial Electrical
Engineering and Automation (IEA) and the Department of Electrical and Infor-
mation Technology (EIT) at Lund University. (Less)
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Electrical vehicles have expensive batteries that give limitations to driving range, recharging time and weight. But what if the road could give electricity to the car whilst driving? This thought made the inventor Dan Zethraeus design a road solution making this possible. But for the design to work the road needs to know exactly where cars are and keep track of each car's movement.
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author
Nybom, Viktor LU and Stoica, Iuliana
supervisor
organization
course
EITM01 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Electric road, radio, RFID
report number
LU/LTH-EIT 2017-564
language
English
id
8905236
date added to LUP
2017-03-31 14:27:39
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2017-03-31 14:27:39
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  abstract     = {The constantly increasing awareness of protecting the environment has put electri-
cal roads in the spotlight as an alternative solution to fossil driven means of trans-
port. Dan Zethraeus has developed an innovative idea for a prototype electrical
road which conductively supplies power to the cars whilst driving. The concept is
to place a line of short rail segments in the middle of the drive lanes where each
rail can have either grounded or positive polarity. The aim of this thesis work is
to find solutions for the timing, detection and identification of cars so that the
positive conductive rails are switched on correctly. The possible electromagnetic
interference from the road is to be investigated and the communication methods
adjusted accordingly. Finally, a demonstrator is built as a proof of concept for
illustrating and testing the presented solution.
This report starts by presenting possible theoretical solutions for the detection and
identification. Experiments that are set up to further analyse the most promising
methods, and also the construction of the electronics for the detection and iden-
tification modules of the demonstrator follow. Furthermore, a simulation setup
for analysis of the electromagnetic interference is tested. The complete solution
and the whole setup of the demonstrator is presented in the last part. Results
are presented for the performance of the demonstrator when tested on a real car
driving at 30 km/h.
This thesis work is a collaboration between the Division of Industrial Electrical
Engineering and Automation (IEA) and the Department of Electrical and Infor-
mation Technology (EIT) at Lund University.},
  author       = {Nybom, Viktor and Stoica, Iuliana},
  keyword      = {Electric road,radio,RFID},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {High speed detecting and identification for car charging on electric roads},
  year         = {2017},
}