ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE VEHICLES

  • US 20110184842A1
  • Filed: 01/28/2010
  • Published: 07/28/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/2010
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for transmitting electrical power to vehicles, the system comprising:

  • a transmitter array having a plurality of coils, the plurality of coils being arranged laterally across a roadway, each of the plurality of coils selectively operable and tunable;

    an energy transfer controller coupled to the transmitter array and having a coil power management module and a trajectory predictor module, the trajectory predictor module determining a trajectory for a mobile vehicle and the coil power management module selectively activating one or more of the plurality of coils when a mobile vehicle is in resonance coupling with the one or more of the plurality of coils, the trajectory predictor module coupled to provide trajectory information to the coil power management module, and the coil power management module coupled to the plurality of coils.

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