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Optimal Power Flow Based Architecture Design for Electrical Power System in More-Electric Aircraft (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, X., Atkin, J., Bozhko, S., & Hill, C. I. (2019). Optimal Power Flow Based Architecture Design for Electrical Power System in More-Electric Aircraft. In Proceedings of the IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'2019)

When designing an electric power system (EPS) architecture for a more electric aircraft (MEA), the total weight of the system is treated as one of the most important criteria. For the weight saving purpose, this paper proposes an optimal power flow (... Read More about Optimal Power Flow Based Architecture Design for Electrical Power System in More-Electric Aircraft.

Application of a MILP-based Algorithm for Power Flow Optimisation within More-Electric Aircraft Electrical Power Systems Acknowledgements (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, X., Atkin, J., Bozhko, S., & Hill, C. (2019). Application of a MILP-based Algorithm for Power Flow Optimisation within More-Electric Aircraft Electrical Power Systems Acknowledgements. In Proceedings of EPE'19 ECCE Europe

This paper presents in detail how Mixed-Integer Linear Programming (MILP) can be used to solve the optimal power flow problem of Electrical Power Systems (EPSs) within More-Electric Aircraft (MEA). Continuous linear functions, integer variables and p... Read More about Application of a MILP-based Algorithm for Power Flow Optimisation within More-Electric Aircraft Electrical Power Systems Acknowledgements.

Implementation of an Advanced Modelica Library for Evaluation of Inverter Loss Modeling (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Lai, S. C., Ian Hill, C., & Suchato, N. (2019). Implementation of an Advanced Modelica Library for Evaluation of Inverter Loss Modeling. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)https://doi.org/10.1109/tpec.2019.8662144

This paper introduces a newly developed Power Electronic Inverter library in Modelica. The library has different levels of complexity to approximate the power losses in the power inverter. In addition, it provides two different modelling domains (ABC... Read More about Implementation of an Advanced Modelica Library for Evaluation of Inverter Loss Modeling.

Comparative study of back EMF based sensorless control methods for dual three-phase PMSM (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fan, L., Yang, T., Rashed, M., & Bozhko, S. (2019). Comparative study of back EMF based sensorless control methods for dual three-phase PMSM. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607439

Multiphase electrical machines have gained increased attentions recently due to its fault tolerance capability which is of great importance for more-electric aircraft application. This paper studies sensorless control of a high-speed dual three-phase... Read More about Comparative study of back EMF based sensorless control methods for dual three-phase PMSM.

Modulated model predictive speed control for PMSM drives (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Garcia, C., Rodriguez, J., Odhano, S., Zanchetta, P., & Davari, S. A. (2019). Modulated model predictive speed control for PMSM drives. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607701

—Model predictive control (MPC) presents important advantages in the control of the power converter and drives such as, fast dynamic response and capability to include non-linear constrains. These have positioned MPC as a powerful and realistic contr... Read More about Modulated model predictive speed control for PMSM drives.

Performance Analysis of PMSM for High-Speed Starter-Generator System (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Diab, A., Gerada, C., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Li, J. (2019). Performance Analysis of PMSM for High-Speed Starter-Generator System. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)https://doi.org/10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607764

© 2018 IEEE. This paper presents the operating characteristics of surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous machine taking into account the influence of stator resistance and inductance variation at high frequencies, whose effect are always neglec... Read More about Performance Analysis of PMSM for High-Speed Starter-Generator System.

Design of fault-tolerant dual three-phase winding PMSM for helicopter landing gear EMA (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Giangrande, P., Madonna, V., Nuzzo, S., & Galea, M. (2019). Design of fault-tolerant dual three-phase winding PMSM for helicopter landing gear EMA. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607684

On modern rotorcraft, electro-mechanical actuators (EMAs) are progressively replacing the bulky and more expensive hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems. Although the migration towards alternative actuation solutions, reliability remains a key requireme... Read More about Design of fault-tolerant dual three-phase winding PMSM for helicopter landing gear EMA.

Design and mathematical modeling of gearless SMC flux reversal motor (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Prakht, V., Golovanov, D., Dmitrievskii, V., Gerada, D., & Kazakbaev, V. (2019). Design and mathematical modeling of gearless SMC flux reversal motor. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607567

—This paper considers the design of a three-phase gearless flux reversal machine (FRM) with permanent magnets (PM) mounted on the stator. Its stator magnetic core is made of a solid soft magnetic composite material (SMC) with a slot for laying the wi... Read More about Design and mathematical modeling of gearless SMC flux reversal motor.

Thermal analysis of high power high voltage DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for next generation civil tilt rotor-craft (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Adhikari, J., Yang, T., Zhang, J., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Wheeler, P. (2019). Thermal analysis of high power high voltage DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for next generation civil tilt rotor-craft. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607314

This paper explores different possible topologies of a high-power high-voltage bidirectional DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for aerospace applications. The most suitable topology is then selected for design and implementation of the SSPC. A d... Read More about Thermal analysis of high power high voltage DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for next generation civil tilt rotor-craft.

Design of PMSM for EMA employed in secondary flight control systems (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Giangrande, P., Al-Timimy, A., Galassini, A., Papadopoulos, S., Degano, M., & Galea, M. (2019). Design of PMSM for EMA employed in secondary flight control systems. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607467

The more electric aircraft (MEA) initiative aims to improve weight, fuel consumption and maintenance costs of the aircraft, by increasing the use of electric power in actuation systems. Considering this scenario, electromechanical actuators (EMAs) fo... Read More about Design of PMSM for EMA employed in secondary flight control systems.

A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Golovanov, D., Xu, Z., Gerada, D., Gerada, C., & Papini, L. (2019). A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607715

The power density of electrical machines required for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft has become a critical aspect and target of optimization. This paper looks at the development aspects of a multi-domain tool to aid for system-level optim... Read More about A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft.

High Frequency Harmonic Current Generator for More Electric Aircraft Based on GaN HFETs (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, M., Fan, B., Xu, L., Kuiwang, K., Zheng, Z., Li, Y., …Li, J. (2019). High Frequency Harmonic Current Generator for More Electric Aircraft Based on GaN HFETs. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)https://doi.org/10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607717

© 2018 IEEE. With the development of more electric aircraft (MEA), the number of power electronic equipment and variable frequency electrical loads are increasing rapidly, which leads to challenges in terms of power quality of aircraft power system.... Read More about High Frequency Harmonic Current Generator for More Electric Aircraft Based on GaN HFETs.

A twin spool engine emulator for the study of power exchange idea (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Enalou, H. B., Rashed, M., Kulsangcharoen, P., Chowdhury, S., & Bozhko, S. (2019). A twin spool engine emulator for the study of power exchange idea. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607540

The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) engine, with electrical machines on both HP and LP shafts, makes it possible to transfer power electrically from one spool to another. Preliminary results have shown considerable improvement in turbofan performance in... Read More about A twin spool engine emulator for the study of power exchange idea.

Impact of thermal overload on the insulation aging in short duty cycle motors for aerospace (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Madonna, V., Giangrande, P., Lusuardi, L., Cavallini, A., & Galea, M. (2019). Impact of thermal overload on the insulation aging in short duty cycle motors for aerospace. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607539

Electric motors for aerospace applications are often characterised by short-time duty rather than continuous-duty operations. Some of the main requirements for these machines are high torque density and reliability. Considerable torque density improv... Read More about Impact of thermal overload on the insulation aging in short duty cycle motors for aerospace.

Reliability analysis of SiC MOSFET power module for more electric aircraft motor drive applications (2019)
Conference Proceeding
O'Donnell, S., Wheeler, P., & Castellazzi, A. (2019). Reliability analysis of SiC MOSFET power module for more electric aircraft motor drive applications. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607615

This paper presents a reliability study on a Microsemi 5 kVA Integrated Power Solutions (IPS) module designed to drive an electrical motor in a More Electric Aircraft actuation system. The measures taken in the design of the product and the reliabili... Read More about Reliability analysis of SiC MOSFET power module for more electric aircraft motor drive applications.

A review of torque ripple minimization techniques in Switched Reluctance Machine (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Velmurugan, G., Bozhko, S., & Yang, T. (2019). A review of torque ripple minimization techniques in Switched Reluctance Machine. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607614

Torque ripple is a major problem in Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM). Despite the high torque ripple and vibration, SRM has many advantages over many other machines. In this paper, the torque ripple minimization control techniques commonly used are... Read More about A review of torque ripple minimization techniques in Switched Reluctance Machine.

Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fares, A., Klumpner, C., & Rashed, M. (2019). Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)https://doi.org/10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607796

This paper investigates the design optimization of a supercapacitor-based energy storage system for aerospace applications which may be needed to complement the operation of a high power pulsed load such as electromechanical actuators have been propo... Read More about Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications.

Variable DC Bus Voltage Control Scheme for the More Electric Aircraft Power Generation System (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Yeoh, S. S., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Sanders, M. (2019). Variable DC Bus Voltage Control Scheme for the More Electric Aircraft Power Generation System. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)https://doi.org/10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607758

© 2018 IEEE. This paper aims to introduce a control scheme that offers variable voltage control for more electric aircraft electrical power systems. This control scheme allows increased power intake to the loads by variation of the bus voltage in add... Read More about Variable DC Bus Voltage Control Scheme for the More Electric Aircraft Power Generation System.