The evolution of aircraft has led into a large increase in the demand for electrically integrated subsystems. Part of this demand is the transformation of a centralized hydraulic systems to independently operated electrical subsystems. The result of this overhaul will decrease aircraft weight, increase reliability, reduce aircraft lifetime maintenance and cost, and help to increase the control of power distribution. This thesis proposes the design methodology of a multi-pole permanent magnet (PM) motor with a capability to operate at high temperature. High temperature capability is one of the key requirements to implement electromechanical actuation for aircraft flight control, replace hydraulic actuation system, especially in tactical military aircraft, due to the hot environment and lack of heat sink. Temperature effects on motor materials are reviewed. The need for high power density is considered in the design. The motor design is confirm by ANYSYS RMXprt software. Along with the motor design, a voltage control method is also designed for the motor. Integrated electrical simulation results of the motor and controller to follow highly dynamic flight profiles are provided to show the stroke tracking, input power (including regenerative power), and winding copper loss. Experimentation set-up of EMA and experimental uncertainties are also discussed.
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Wu, Thomas X.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Dissertations, Academic -- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;Electrical Engineering and Computer Science -- Dissertations, Academic
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Bindl, Jared C., "Multi-pole permanent magnet motor design and control for high performance electromechanical actuation in all electric aircraft" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1069.