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Development of aircraft electric starter-generator system based-on active rectification technology

Bozhko, Serhiy; Yang, Tao; Le Peuvedic, Jean-Marc; Arumugam, Puvan; Degano, Marco; La Rocca, Antonino; Xu, Zeyuan; Rashed, Mohamed; Fernando, Weeramundage; Hill, Christopher Ian; Eastwick, Carol; Pickering, Stephen; Gerada, Chris; Wheeler, Patrick


Professor of Aircraft Electric Power Systems

Associate Professor

Jean-Marc Le Peuvedic

Puvan Arumugam

Marco Degano

Antonino La Rocca

Principal Research Fellow

Mohamed Rashed

Weeramundage Fernando

Christopher Ian Hill

Professor of Mechanical Engineering


More-electric aircraft (MEA) has become a dominant trend for modern aircraft. On-board MEA, many functions, which are conventionally driven by pneumatic and hydraulic power, are replaced with electrical subsystems. Starting aircraft engines with an electrical motor instead of using pneumatic power from the auxiliary power unit (APU) is one of the major characteristics of future aircraft. This paper presents the development of a novel electric starter-generator system for aircraft applications. The paper describes the main achievements of the project within the key areas including electric machines, power electronic converters, thermal management and overall system control design. The developed prototype has been tested successfully and the test results are presented in this paper.


Bozhko, S., Yang, T., Le Peuvedic, J., Arumugam, P., Degano, M., La Rocca, A., …Wheeler, P. (2018). Development of aircraft electric starter-generator system based-on active rectification technology. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, 4(4), 985-996.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 30, 2018
Online Publication Date Aug 3, 2018
Publication Date 2018-12
Deposit Date Aug 7, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 4, 2018
Journal IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Electronic ISSN 2372-2088
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 4
Pages 985-996
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