Development of a High Force Density, Actuation Drive for an Aerospace Application

Michael Galea, Giampaolo Buticchi

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Abstract

This paper deals with the design, implementation and experimental validation of a complete, electrical drive system, for linear actuation in an aerospace environment, with the main requirements being high force/power density, reliability, availability and fault tolerance. A directly-driven, linear, high force density, tubular motor supplied from a matrix converter for a rotorcraft application is specifically considered. Design aspects of both motor and converter are presented, while an overview of the implementation aspects for the complete drive system is also given. Precise control structures are proposed and tested. Experimental results are presented and compared to the calculated design values. This work shows how the combination of high performance components can achieve a high performance drive in terms of power density and force density.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages372-377
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538637050
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2018
Event27th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2018 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 13 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
Volume2018-June

Conference

Conference27th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2018
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityCairns
Period13/06/1815/06/18

Keywords

  • aerospace
  • high power/force density
  • matrix converter
  • more electric aircraft
  • tubular motor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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