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Modular and reconfigurable transient modeling and simulation design support tool for MEE/MEA power systems

Sztykiel, M. and Fletcher, S. and Norman, P. and Galloway, S. and Burt, G. (2016) Modular and reconfigurable transient modeling and simulation design support tool for MEE/MEA power systems. In: SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference, 2016-09-27 - 2016-09-30.

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There is a well-recognised need for robust simulation tools to support the design and evaluation of future More-Electric Engine and Aircraft (MEE/MEA) design concepts. Design options for these systems are increasingly complex, and normally include multiple power electronics converter topologies and machine drive units. In order to identify the most promising set of system configurations, a large number of technology variants need to be rapidly evaluated. This paper will describe a method of MEE/MEA system design with the use of a newly developed transient modeling, simulation and testing tool aimed at accelerating the identification process of optimal components, testing novel technologies and finding key solutions at an early development stage. The developed tool is a Matlab/Simulink library consisting of functional sub-system units, which can be rapidly integrated to build complex system architecture models.