Development of Aircraft Electric Starter-Generator System Based on Active Rectification Technology

Serhiy Bozhko, Tao Yang, Jean Marc Le Peuvedic, Puvan Arumugam, Marco Degano, Antonino La Rocca, Zeyuan Xu, Mohamed Rashed, Weeramundage Fernando, Christopher Ian Hill, Carol Eastwick, Stephen Pickering, Chris Gerada, Patrick Wheeler

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More-electric aircraft (MEA) has become a dominant trend for modern aircraft. On-board MEA, many functions, which are conventionally driven by pneumatic and hydraulic power, are replaced with electrical subsystems. Starting aircraft engines with an electric motor instead of using pneumatic power from the auxiliary power unit is one of the major characteristics of future aircraft. This paper presents the development of a novel electric starter-generator system for aircraft applications. This paper describes the main achievements of the AEGART (EU CleanSky Project) project in the key areas, including electric machines, power electronic converters, thermal management, and overall system control design. The developed prototype has been tested successfully, and the test results are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8425015
Pages (from-to)985-996
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Active front end
  • electric machine
  • more-electric aircraft (MEA)
  • starter/generator (S/G)
  • thermal management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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