UPEL's Dr. Regan Zane was interviewed for a UK-based industry journal CRI. The journal focuses on electrifying our roadways. The main idea being that in the near future, we will be able to charge electric vehicles by driving down the road. Dr. Zane was interviewed to talk about USU's research and development techniques for dynamic wireless charging.
To read the news atricle, click on the following link: CRI News Article
USU has teamed up with Strongwell. Strongwell was awarded the ACE Award at this year's Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Dallas, TX. This year's entry by Strongwell featured its DURAGRID® HD-4000 2.5" grating panels, manufactured at the company's Chatfield, Minnesota location, used at the Utah State University Electric Vehicle and Roadway(EVR) research facility in Logan, Utah. The EVR serves as the vehicle systems integration facility for the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT).
USU officials and UPEL faculty broke ground for the Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Test Facility. This facility is the first of its kind in the United States and hopes to push the envelope of advanced research in wireless power transfer for electric vehicles in motion. Construction is expected to complete in the Spring of 2015. See the links below for press coverage of the event:
UPEL Student, Warren Chen, published a paper at COMPEL this year, the annual conference for Control and Modeling for Power Electronics. The paper, titled "Isolated bidirectional DC/AC and AC/DC three-phase power conversion using series resonant converter modules and a three-phase unfolder", highlights recent research with a Dual Active-Bridge Resonant Power converter. The converter, paired with a three-phase unfolder is able to achieve low AC THD without the need for a bulky LC filter, instead using the large bandwidth of the converter.