More Electric Aircraft Electro-Mechanical Actuator Regenerated Power Management

Christopher Ian Hill, Serhiy Bozhko, Tao Yang, Paolo Giangrande, Chris Gerada

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Under certain conditions Electro-Mechanical Actuators are able to regenerate, rather than consume electrical power. Within the More Electric Aircraft this possibility must be carefully considered in order to ensure safe and stable operation of the electrical systems. This paper assesses various strategies for the management of regenerated power in the More Electric Aircraft. A range of options are considered and the advantages/disadvantages of each are discussed. This includes considerations of safety and stability but also weight, component minimization, cost and potential utilization of the regenerated energy. Key aspects which are investigated in this paper are the effect of increased DC bus voltage on the management of regenerated energy and an assessment of the feasibility of returning energy to the engine inertia. It is shown that increased DC link voltage has distinct advantages when employed in combination with current architectures. However if a fundamental change to system architecture is utilized then this brings very significant benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467375542
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2015
Event24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2015 - Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 Jun 20155 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics


Conference24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2015
CityBuzios, Rio de Janeiro


  • Electrical Power System
  • Electro-Mechanical Actuators
  • More Electric Aircraft
  • Power Management Strategies
  • Regenerated Power Management
  • Regeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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