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Impacts of the use of SIC semiconductors in actuations systems

Cougo, Bernardo and Carayon, Jean-Pierre and Dos Santos, Victor and Hilal, Alaa and Billard, Thibaut Impacts of the use of SIC semiconductors in actuations systems. (2017) In: R3ASC'16 (Recent Advances in Aerospace Actuation Systems and Components), 16 March 2016 - 18 March 2016 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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Driven by customers’ demands to improve aircraft performance on one hand, while ensuring compliance to ACARE (Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe) environmental requirements for 2020 on the other, the aircraft industry has been pushing toward the concept of More Electric Aircraft (MEA) for the last ten years or so. One of the main challenges associated to the More Electric Aircraft is thus to increase drastically the power density of electrical power systems, such as electromechanical chains applied to actuation systems, without compromising on reliability. This paper explains the advantages of using Wide Bandgap (WBG) semiconductors made of Silicon Carbide (SiC) in the power converters that are used in an electromechanical chain as well as the associated drawbacks when it comes to EMI and partial discharge, which are mainly related to high dv/dt and overvoltage during commutation. It also shows the development of a generic electromechanical chain platform at the Institut de Recherche Technologique (IRT) Saint-Exupéry and all related research. This platform is being designed in order to test different technologies composing an electromechanical chain (SiC transistors, passive filters, cables, innovative motor) and to evaluate the impact of the use of such technologies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > IRT Saint Exupéry - Institut de Recherche Technologique (FRANCE)
Deposited On:13 May 2020 12:59

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