Design and testing of PMSM for aerospace EMA applications

P. Giangrande, V. Madonna, G. Sala, A. Kladas, C. Gerada, M. Galea

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Abstract

The more-electric aircraft initiative represents an important technology step-change for the aircraft industry. The reduction of both fuel consumption and environmental impact are leading to alternative solutions for actuating the flight control surfaces. The traditional hydraulic systems, are progressively being replaced with electrically powered actuators. In this scenario, electromechanical actuators are gaining an ever-increasing importance as enabling technology for next generation aircraft. This paper presents the design and testing of a permanent magnet synchronous motor driving a linear geared electromechanical actuator for commercial aircraft. The experimental results are discussed throughout the paper and compared to the finite element ones obtained at the design stage. Finally, the machine is integrated into the mechanical drivetrain and the electromechanical actuator performance is evaluated through experimental tests carried out on a purpose-built mechanical demonstrator for achieving a high technology readiness level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2038-2043
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066841
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018
Event44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018 - Washington, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 201823 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Conference

Conference44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period20/10/1823/10/18

Keywords

  • Electromechanical Actuator
  • Minimum Time Trajectory
  • More-Electric Aircraft
  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Technology Readiness Level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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