Research Project

PLANNING INDUCTIVE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURES ON AIRPORT APRONS

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The objective of planning inductive charging infrastructures on airport aprons is to develop an infrastructure that ensures uninterrupted service operations of electrically operated apron vehicles. This infrastructure can be implemented in various ways, differentiating between stationary and dynamic charge transfer. Both stationary and dynamic inductive charging systems enable charge transfer between the road infrastructure and the vehicle to be charged independently of the user. In addition, the dynamic inductive charge transfer enables charging of vehicles while driving. As part of an optimization process, the components required for such an inductive charging system are arranged on the apron at minimum cost, taking vehicle consumption into account.

Field of Research