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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||10th European Power Electronics conference - Toulouse, France|
Duration: 2 Jun 2003 → 4 Sep 2004
|Conference||10th European Power Electronics conference|
|Abbreviated title||EPE 2003|
|Period||2/06/03 → 4/09/04|
Cross, A. M., Forsyth, A. J., Trainer, D. R., & Baydar, N. (2003). Simulation of power quality issues in more electric aircraft actuator supplies. Paper presented at 10th European Power Electronics conference, Toulouse, France.