A power converter for fault tolerant machine development in aerospace applications

Liliana De Lillo, Patrick Wheeler, Lee Empringham, Chris Gerada, Xiaoyan Huang

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Abstract

This paper describes an experimental tool to evaluate and support the development of fault tolerant machines designed for aerospace motor drives. Aerospace applications involve essentially safety critical systems which should be able to overcome hardware or software faults and therefore need to be fault tolerant. A way of achieving this is to introduce variable degrees of redundancy into the system by duplicating one or all of the operations within the system itself. Looking at motor drives, multiphase machines such as multiphase brushless dc machines are considered to be good candidates in the design of fault tolerant aerospace motor drives. The paper introduces a multi-phase two level inverter using a flexible and reliable FPGA/DSP controller for data acquisition, motor control and fault monitoring to study the fault tolerance of such systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008
Pages388-392
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008 - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 1 Sep 20083 Sep 2008

Publication series

Name2008 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008

Conference

Conference2008 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityPoznan
Period1/09/083/09/08

Keywords

  • Control of drive
  • Converter control
  • DSP
  • Multiphase drive
  • Reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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