This paper looks at the requirements and challenges of designing a permanent-magnet (PM) motor for a directly driven electromechanical actuator for aerospace applications. Having a directly driven system, the intermediate gearbox is eliminated, bringing advantages in terms of lower component count and reduced jamming probability. The design of a low-speed high pole number PM motor will be investigated as a potential solution. The main goals of the design are a high level of actuator integration in order to minimize weight and volume, fault tolerance, and high reliability. The design will be tailored to the requirements of a typical midspoiler actuation system for a large civil aircraft.
- Aerospace actuation
- Electromechanical actuator (EMA)
- Fault tolerance
- Permanent-magnet (PM) machines
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering