A Starter/Generator Unit for Aerospace Applications-Concept to Prototype

Emile Brink, Mark Gerber, Martin van der Geest, Dennis Zeilstra, Alte de Boer, Henk Polinder

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Abstract

This paper present the design of a permanent-magnet starter-generator unit for aerospace applications from concept to implementation. Attention is placed on the required failure-rates, system architecture, power density, prototype implementation and experimental test-setup. Measures taken to realise the failure-rates are the design of an electrical machine which can operate under unbalanced short-circuit conditions, a short-circuit detection circuit and a dedicated hardware-protection layer. An increase in power density is investigated through the implementation of an integrated magnetic component based on a novel stacked PCB approach, while a high inertia turbine simulator was realised using a back-to-back electrical machine setup.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'16 ECCE Europe
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1210-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1211-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016
Event2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'16 ECCE Europe - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'16 ECCE Europe
Abbreviated titleEPE'16 ECCE Europe
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period5/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Integrated Magnetics
  • Starter-generator
  • Aerospace
  • Inverter
  • Fail-safe
  • Failure-rate
  • DC/DC

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