Multiport DC/DC converters for the more electric aircraft

Giampaolo Buticchi, Pat Wheeler, Serhiy Bozhko, Michael Galea, Chris Gerada

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3 Citations (Scopus)


The electrification of the transportation has shown a steady growth in the past decades. The unmistakable advantages of the electronics in terms of control capabilities, precision and the potential to reduce the pollutant emissions have been fueling this trend. The air transportation is now facing an unprecedented electrification push in The attempt to increase the aircrafts efficiency and reliability. Commercial aircrafts like the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A380 already show an overall electrical power in the MW range. In the meantime, concepts like hybrid propulsion aircrafts started to become a research reality. In this framework, the power electronics is of paramount importance to ensure an efficient and reliable power distribution and utilization. This manuscript reviews the power electronics solutions for the electrical power distribution systems. Particular attention is given to the promising technology of multiport DC/DC power converters, whose functionality is shown with a converter prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781785618161, 9781785618437, 9781785618468, 9781785618871, 9781785619427, 9781785619694, 9781839530036
ISBN (Print)9781785617911
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventCSAA/IET International Conference on Aircraft Utility Systems, AUS 2018 - Guiyang, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications


ConferenceCSAA/IET International Conference on Aircraft Utility Systems, AUS 2018


  • More electric aircraft
  • Multiport power converters
  • Power electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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