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An Improved Control Strategy for Switched Reluctance Generator System in More Electric Aircraft

Velmurugan, Ganeish; YEOH, SEANG SHEN; Yang, Tao; Bozhko, Serhiy


Ganeish Velmurugan

Associate Professor

Professor of Aircraft Electric Power Systems


Switched Reluctance Machines (SRM) has emerged as an important possible technology for usage in More Electric Aircraft (MEA) in particular as a starter/generator. As a starter/generator, the SRM operates as a generator as well as a motor (starter). This paper focuses on SRM operation as a generator. The SRM was found to have limitations when handling heavy loads while operating in generation mode. This would not be desirable in aircraft operation where electrical loads are ever increasing. An improved control strategy is proposed in this paper to address the issue of SRM with load handling in generation mode. A custom designed specific 45kW 6/4 SRM was used in this study while designing the controller. The performance of the proposed controller in handling heavy load in aircrafts are validated through simulation


Velmurugan, G., YEOH, S. S., Yang, T., & Bozhko, S. (2019). An Improved Control Strategy for Switched Reluctance Generator System in More Electric Aircraft

Conference Name 5th IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference & 15th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference (COBEP/SPEC 2019))
Start Date Dec 1, 2019
End Date Dec 4, 2019
Acceptance Date Sep 6, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 4, 2019
Publication Date Dec 4, 2019
Deposit Date May 5, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 12, 2020
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