Current-Fed Isolated DC/DC Converter for Future Aerospace Microgrids

Luca Tarisciotti, Alessandro Costabeber, Linglin Chen, Adam Walker, Michael Galea

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High-performance power conversion equipment is currently gaining an increasing interest for aircraft applications. In particular, isolated bidirectional dc/dc converters are often proposed for modern aircraft distribution systems. A current-fed isolated dc/dc converter, named active-clamp active-bridge topology, is identified as the most promising for the proposed application, interfacing a 270-V dc network with a 28-V dc network. A comparison between the selected topology and the well-known dual-active-bridge topology has been carried out and an experimental prototype has been manufactured for the selected conversion architecture. Simulation and experimental results are provided in order to validate the tradeoff and the design of the proposed converter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8590688
Pages (from-to)2823-2832
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Active-clamp active-bridge (ACAB)
  • dc/dc power conversion
  • dual active bridge (DAB)
  • more electric aircraft (MEA)
  • power electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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