Performance evaluation of converter topologies for high speed Starter/Generator in aircraft applications

Giovanni Lo Calzo, Pericle Zanchetta, Christopher Gerada, Alessandro Lidozzi, Marco Degano, Fabio Crescimbini, Luca Solero

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This paper deals with the performance assessment of different permanent magnet motor drives topologies for Starter/Generator systems in aircraft applications. The comparison focuses on power electronics topologies, evaluating, by means of simulations performed with Matlab/Simulink and Plexim Plecs, some relevant key points such as efficiency, losses and motor current harmonic distortion. For all the topologies, simulations have been carried out considering both 2-Levels and 3-Levels converter structures, and different machine arrangements. All the power electronics systems data are obtained from off Tthe -shelf power modules characteristics, both Silicon and Silicon Carbide technology based.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479940325
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)


  • Inverter
  • More electric aircraft
  • PM drives
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Starter/Generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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