Multi-port power conversion systems for the more electric aircraft

Chunyang Gu, He Zhang, Giampaolo Buticchi, Giacomo Sala, Alessandro Galassini, Savvas Papadopoulos, Michele Degano

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Abstract

In the framework of the More Electric Aircraft (MEA), weight reduction and energy efficiency constitute the key figures. In addition to these requirements, the safety and the continuity of operation is of critical importance. These sets of desired feature are in disagreement, because the redundancy needed to guarantee the safety of operation implies necessarily in additional weight. Several concepts of the electrical power distribution systems have been proposed, in this manuscript, an approach based on the widespread use of multi-port power converters both for the DC/DC and for the DC/AC stages is proposed. These two technologies allows for a ring distribution of the electrical power whereas the galvanic isolation is still kept. Simulation and experimental results show the feasibility of the concept in common and fault operation conditions.

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.
Pages5553-5558
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

  • Electrical power distribution system (EPDS)
  • More electric aircraft (MEA)
  • Multi-port active bridge (MAB)
  • Segmented driven starter/generators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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