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Development of a smart supercapacitor energy storage system for aircraft electric power systems

Fares, Ahmed M.; Kippke, Matias; Rashed, Mohamed; Klumpner, Christian; Bozhko, Serhiy


Ahmed M. Fares

Matias Kippke

Mohamed Rashed

Professor of Aircraft Electric Power Systems


This paper presents the development of a supercapacitor energy storage system (ESS) aimed to minimize weight, which is very important for aerospace applications, whilst integrating smart functionalities like voltage monitoring, equalization, and overvoltage protection for the cells. The methodology for selecting the supercapacitor cells type/size is detailed to achieve the safest and most energy-dense ESS. Additionally, the development of the interface electronics for cells’ voltage monitoring and overvoltage protection is presented. The proposed design implements a modular distributed architecture coordinated using communication buses to minimize the wirings and associated complexity and to enable system reconfiguration and expansions, as well as fault diagnoses. Validating the proposed ESS functionalities has been done via experimental testing and the results are presented and discussed.


Fares, A. M., Kippke, M., Rashed, M., Klumpner, C., & Bozhko, S. (2021). Development of a smart supercapacitor energy storage system for aircraft electric power systems. Energies, 14(23), Article 8056.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 29, 2021
Online Publication Date Dec 2, 2021
Publication Date Dec 1, 2021
Deposit Date Aug 5, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 5, 2022
Journal Energies
Electronic ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 23
Article Number 8056
Keywords Energy (miscellaneous); Energy Engineering and Power Technology; Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Control and Optimization; Engineering (miscellaneous)
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