Development of a high-power density megawatt-scale medium-voltage power converter for aircraft hybrid-electric propulsion systems

Di Zhang, Jiangbiao He, Di Pan, Mark Dame, Michael Schutten

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Abstract

Power electronic converters are key components in hybrid-electric propulsion aircraft systems. Light weight and high efficiency converters are essential to achieve the goal of reduced fuel burn and emissions. For larger commercial aircraft, it is beneficial to increase the distribution voltage level from conventional 270Vdc to medium voltage for lower system losses and cable weight. A high-power density megawatt-scale medium-voltage power converter based on hybrid 3-level active-neutral-point-clamped (3L-ANPC) converter is developed to meet these requirements. This paper presents the hardware design and experimental test results of the converter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium, EATS 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781624105906
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event2019 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium, EATS 2019 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2019Aug 24 2019

Publication series

Name2019 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium, EATS 2019

Conference

Conference2019 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium, EATS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period8/22/198/24/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 AIAA.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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