Wireless Charging of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) using High Voltage Transmission Line and Domino Wireless Power Transfer

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Project Details

Grant Program

Collaborative Research Program 2021-2023

Project Description

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have recently become popular for various applications around the World. UAVs’ application for different tasks will save huge amount of energy, reduce manpower cost, change manual human based monitoring to machine based monitoring and even simplify access to impassable areas such as toxic environment. However, the most significant application of UAVs in very near future can be in law enforcement. UAVs can simply play as the police force assistants and inspect entire city and suburb conditions. Sending information to police monitoring center using Skynet (4G/5G) would be one of those future tasks for UAVs. However, the battery capacity of a medium scale drone limits its travel distance and mission duration specifically when a UAV wants to send and receive data. Therefore, in order to foster the use of drones for routine monitoring operations, it is crucial to improve the energy feeding system of drones and overcome the charging issue. This proposal aims to design and implement a novel charging system which will allow a drone to safely approach to a transmission or distribution power line and charge its battery energy storage system wirelessly whenever required. It is also focused to design, manufacture and implement a high to low voltage conversion device which will enable the UAV to charge from the high voltage power lines. Therefore, we can list this proposal aims as follows:
•Design, simulation and development of an electromagnetic field conversion system for wireless power transfer,
•Modeling, design and development of dynamic wireless charging system for UAV and power lines, HV- LV coupling, and transmitter/receivers unit,
•Design, development and fabrication of Domino Wireless Power Transformer (DWPT) for UAV,
•Design and development of navigation system to find the wireless charging station,
•Design and development of fast battery energy storage system for DWC UAV charging,
•Analysis of the influence of UAV wireless charging on economy in Kazakhstan.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/1/2112/31/23

Keywords

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Drone
  • Wireless Charging
  • High Voltage Line

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