Power supply for wheel lighting applications

This project studies a new wireless power transfer methodology to supply LED light to high speed rotating wheels.

Infrastructure, utilities & transport

Wireless communications & Internet of Things

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Duration

6 months

Academic team

Dr Ha Pham N.

Engagement model

Funding

Bentley UK

Future applications

Wireless power transfer

Electric vehicles

Flexible LED lighting

Challenge

Electric vehicles require auxiliary power supply in order to apply LED lighting to spinning objects such as wheels. As existing technologies are limited, the industry is exploring new options to find a cost effective solution that also adheres to strict industry requirements.

 

Solution

The UTS Tech Lab team proposes a new wireless mechanical structure that contains multiple magnets. It will harvest the rotating kinetic energy to supply the LED with regulated electronics.