Fong, K. and Fletcher, S. D. A. and Norman, P. J. and Galloway, S. J. and Burt, G. M. (2015) Maturing DC protection methods for the more-electric aircraft. In: More Electric Aircraft 2015, 2015-02-03 - 2015-02-05, Centre des Congrès Pierre Baudis.
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With the increasing electrification of modern aircraft designs, there is a growing dependence on the aircraft’s electrical power system for safe flight. Novel enabling technologies such as new converter topologies, DC power distribution and composite airframes however present challenging fault modes, which in turn require the application of new protection schemes and circuit breaking technologies. Hardware testing of such schemes is a critical stage of their maturation. This requires the use of dedicated protection rigs which capture key network elements influencing the system fault response and which can safely withstand full fault effects without risk of equipment damage. This paper presents such a protection rig being developed at the University of Strathclyde, designed to enable the evaluation and maturation of protection concepts and development of algorithms for compact DC aerospace power systems.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||electrical power system, aircraft design, DC protection, protection rigs, system fault response, more-electric aircraft, Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, Aerospace Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||26 Aug 2016 11:29|
|Last modified:||01 Apr 2017 17:37|