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Wireless charging pad detection and alignment using a fisheye camera for electric vehicles
Author(s): Nauman Javed; David Guerrero; Rupert Young; Phil Birch; Chris Chatwin
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Paper Abstract

The market for electric vehicles is growing day by day and electric car chargers can be seen often on pavements of the major cities and towns. With this growing market, industry is already looking for another breakthrough, i.e. wireless vehicle charging. This is much like charging smart phones using wireless charging pads instead of plugging the vehicle in. Industry is exploring ways to charge Electric vehicles wirelessly when the car is parked over a charger on the ground beneath it. For the wireless charging to work, both elements must be well aligned. This paper explores using vision based approaches to provide the automatic recognition, localisation and tracking of an inductive plate for wireless car charging. Visual feedback is provided to a motion control system for accurate charger alignment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2019
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10995, Pattern Recognition and Tracking XXX, 109950F (21 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519481
Show Author Affiliations
Nauman Javed, Application Solutions, Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Guerrero, Application Solutions, Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Rupert Young, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Phil Birch, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Chris Chatwin, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10995:
Pattern Recognition and Tracking XXX
Mohammad S. Alam, Editor(s)

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