EMINEO Electrical Machines and Drives for Next Generation Aircraft
EMINEO is part of the Systems Integrated Technology Demonstrator (Systems ITD). More information about the Systems ITD can be found here.
EMINEO aims to provide the technology building blocks to enable the development of More Electric Aircraft. This will be done through achievement of the following objectives:
- Provide the underlying knowledge and understanding of power converter topologies and electrical machine types to allow the optimisation of equipment in a range of aerospace load and generation applications taking into account the characteristics of new materials and wide band gap power semiconductor devices for both integrated and dispersed system architectures
- Demonstration and design of novel electrical power network architectures and systems based on the system level optimisation of sources and loads as well as proven real requirements for future standards to improve overall system weight, performance, reliability and maintenance
- Refine tools for the prediction of electrical system reliability as well as extending the understanding and application of the physics of failure models for aging mechanisms and life time consumption modelling in electrical equipment through practical testing and model validation based on operational environmental requirements
- Extend the use and acceptance of digital electronics in the control of power converters and drives to allow the use of advanced and health management techniques and reducing equipment weight through the application of best practice modulation techniques and reliability through the deployment of minimum sensor count control techniques
- Minimisation of equipment weight and optimisation of reliability through the deployment of thermal management techniques based on the application of optimised system solutions including integration of components, design for low loss operation and advanced packaging techniques
For more information about the EMINEO project please contact:
Prof Patrick Wheeler
This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 807081.