Comparison of Medium-Voltage High-Frequency Power Inverters for Aircraft Propulsion Drives

Majid T. Fard, Jiang Biao He

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Abstract

Medium voltage DC (MVDC) is an emerging technology to enable the transmission and distribution systems of electric aircraft to be more lightweight and efficient. In this paper, a performance comparison is presented between three options of megawatt-scale medium-voltage (MV) power inverters based on Silicon Carbide (SiC) power modules. These three options include: two-level MV inverter based on 3. 3kV high-voltage SiC modules, two-level MV inverter based on series connections of 1. 7kVSiC modules, and three-level active neutral point clamped (ANPC) MV inverter based on 1. 7kVSiC modules. Specifically, the efficiency and reliability have been compared and discussed, which will provide a reference for engineers and researchers to develop electric aircraft propulsion drives in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2021 - Proceedings
Pages1599-1605
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728151359
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event13th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: Oct 10 2021Oct 14 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2021
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/10/2110/14/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Medium voltage
  • Silicon Carbide
  • efficiency
  • electric aircraft propulsion
  • reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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