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First Advisor

David Spanagel

Date

2009

Abstract

Urban public transportation in the city of Boston has recently been expanded to include a rapid bus service between Logan Airport and downtown. The Silver Line is partially eletrified and the buses have the potential to be made into completely electric vehicles. This project seeks to determine if an emerging technology, resonant magnetic coupling. could be used to electrically power the silver line. Wireless electricity is more efficient than batteries, safer and more aesthetically pleasing than overhead wires, and less polluting than current diesel infrastructure. Implementing wireless technology on the Silver Line could yield a dramatic reduc tion in emissions across multiple particulates and demonstrate a dynamic pilot program applicable to other mass transit systems around the world.

Keywords

Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Wirelessly Powering the SIlver Line


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