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A pre-design sensitivity analysis tool for consideration of full electrical aircraft propulsion electrical power system architectures

Jones, C.E. and Norman, P.J. and Galloway, S.J. and Burt, G.M. and Armstrong, M. and Bollman, A. (2015) A pre-design sensitivity analysis tool for consideration of full electrical aircraft propulsion electrical power system architectures. In: 2015 International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles (ESARS). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ., pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479974009

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Abstract

Turbo-electric distributed power (TeDP) systems proposed for hybrid wing body (HWB) N3-X aircraft are complex, superconducting electrical networks, which must be developed to meet challenging weight, efficiency and propulsor power requirements. An integrated system sensitivity analysis tool is presented, which can be used to support rapid appraisal studies of architectures, protection systems and redundancy requirements for TeDP systems. The use of this tool can help direct future research on TeDP systems towards the key challenges relevant to meeting the stringent weight and efficiency targets set out for N+3 aircraft concepts.