Development of a high force density, actuation drive for an aerospace application

Galea, Michael and Buticchi, Giampaolo (2018) Development of a high force density, actuation drive for an aerospace application. In: 27th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics 2018, 13 -15 Jun 2018, Cairns, Australia.

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This paper deals with the design, implementation and experimental validation of a complete, electrical drive system, for linear actuation in an aerospace environment, with the main requirements being high force/power density, reliability, availability and fault tolerance. A directly-driven, linear, high force density, tubular motor supplied from a matrix converter for a rotorcraft application is specifically considered. Design aspects of both motor and converter are presented, while an overview of the implementation aspects for the complete drive system is also given. Precise control structures are proposed and tested. Experimental results are presented and compared to the calculated design values. This work shows how the combination of high performance components can achieve a high performance drive in terms of power density and force density.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: aerospace; high power/force density; matrix converter; more electric aircraft; tubular motor
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Aerospace
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Depositing User: QIU, Lulu
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 08:08
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 04:30

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