Optimal Deployment of Wireless Charging Facilities for an Electric Bus System

This project is to propose a modeling framework to deploy wireless charging facilities for an electric bus system. The proposed project will accomplish the following two objectives: 1) Develop an optimization problem that determines the location for building wireless charging facilities in a road network and explicitly considers the trade-off between onboard battery size and the number (length) of wireless charging facilities simultaneously; and 2) Conduct a case study to demonstrate the viability of applying dynamic wireless charging technology to an electric bus system with multiple overlapping bus lines.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $111932
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Utah State University, Logan

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    Logan, UT  United States  84332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Song, Ziqi

  • Start Date: 20160712
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180920
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-513

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607376
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2016 3:21PM