Simulation of power quality issues in more electric aircraft actuator supplies

Andrew M. Cross, Andrew J. Forsyth, David R. Trainer, N. Baydar

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceUnpublished Conference Paperpeer-review


To examine the detailed operation of the power distribution network in a future more electric aircraft that employs electric actuation systems, a Micro-Cap SPICE simulation is developed for one of the essential buses. Particular attention is paid to model accurately the most important effects that influence system power quality. Representative system and flight data are used to illustrate the operation of the simulation and to assess the power quality conditions within the network as the flight control surfaces are deployed. The results illustrate the importance of correct cable sizing to ensure stable operation of actuators during transient conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event10th European Power Electronics conference - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2 Jun 20034 Sept 2004


Conference10th European Power Electronics conference
Abbreviated titleEPE 2003


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