Compensation Network Optimal Design Based on Evolutionary Algorithm for Inductive Power Transfer System

Weiming Chen, Weiguo Lu, Herbert Ho-Ching Iu, Tyrone Fernando

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Conventional design and optimization of passive compensation network (PCN) for inductive power transfer (IPT) system are based on specific topologies. The demerits of this design method are: i) The topology is mostly chosen by experience; ii) The design parameters are not multi-objective optimal. Aiming at these issues, this paper proposes an optimal PCN design scheme based on evolutionary algorithm (EA) to synchronously optimize the topology and parameters of PCN for IPT system. Firstly, a unified mathematical model of the PCN is presented and derived by transmission matrix. Then, according to the mathematical model, the multi-objective functions (such as output fluctuation and efficiency) as well as the constraints (such as load and coupling coefficient) for the optimal PCN design are established. The EA based multi-objective optimal PCN design algorithm is further constructed. Six optimal results are obtained using the algorithm, and one optimized PCN having minimum output current fluctuation and high-efficiency is chosen to validate the effectiveness of the proposed design scheme in experiment. For the given IPT system with the optimized PCN, the maximum fluctuation of output current is no more than 11%, within 200% of load variation and about 77% of coupling variation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9159644
Pages (from-to)5664-5674
Number of pages11
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


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