Fault-tolerant electrical motor drives for aerospace application

Chris Gerada, Tsarafidy Raminosoa

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This paper first reviews the application of fault-tolerant machine drives as a means of reaching the necessary reliability levels in aerospace applications with minimum weight penalty. The requirements of such machines will be reviewed and different motor topologies will be compared. Three examples of fault-tolerant drive system demonstrators will then be described including a novel flux-switching, permanent magnet, synchronous machine topology.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventPower Systems Conference - Fort Worth, TX, United States
Duration: 2 Nov 20102 Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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