Converter topologies comparison for more electric aircrafts high speed Starter/Generator application

Giovanni Lo Calzo, Pericle Zanchetta, Chris Gerada, Alberto Gaeta, Fabio Crescimbini

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Abstract

This paper deals with the performance assessment of different permanent magnet motor drives topologies for Starter/Generator in More Electric Aircraft systems. The comparison is focused on the power electronics part of the system, assuming the possibility to adapt the machine structure to better fit the specific configuration. Simulations performed with Matlab/Simulink and Plexim Plecs will be used to evaluate some relevant key points such as efficiency, losses and motor current harmonic distortion. For all the topologies taken into account, simulations will be carried out considering both 2-Levels and 3-Levels converter structures, and different machine arrangements. All power electronics related data used for simulations are obtained from the datasheets of off-the-shelf power modules, both Silicon and Silicon Carbide technology based. The topology showing the best compromise between efficiency and current THD is then selected and a prototype built and tested to validate the models used for simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3659-3666
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467371506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Sep 201524 Sep 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015

Conference

Conference7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/09/1524/09/15

Keywords

  • Inverter
  • More electric aircraft
  • PM drives
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Starter/Generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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