Why the More and All Electric Aircraft Needs Power Electronics
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00am ET - 11:00am ET
Presenter: Patrick Wheeler
University of Nottingham
Abstract: There has recently been a major change in the design of aircraft. Electrical systems are being used in applications which have traditionally been powered by hydraulic or pneumatic sources. The Boeing 787 and the Airbus A380 both have significantly larger electrical systems than any previous aircraft. The most important enabling technology for the More Electric Aircraft is been power electronics. Without power conversion none of the benefits of this technology would be possible. However, aerospace applications present some challenging conditions for power electronics and there are still a number of areas where improvements must be made in terms of the weight, volume, cost and reliability of systems. This presentation will introduce the More Electric Aircraft concept and investigate the potential benefits of the technology before considering the challenges our community will have to meet to make the concept of Electric Propulsion of large aircraft possible. The talk will be illustrated with a selection of case studies of systems that have been developed at the University of Nottingham, UK.
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IEEE Power Electronics Society CALL FOR WEBINAR SPEAKERS 2016
IEEE Power Electronics Society is pleased to announce PELS Webinar Library, which is open to all PELS members as a membership benefit. The PELS Webinars can be viewed live with free registration. After the event is over, the link to the video of the webinar will be available through the PELS Webinar Library: http://www.ieee-pels.org/products/pels-webinars . This library will allow access to all recorded Webinars from power electronics experts from all over the world. The Webinars can be viewed on a mobile device, tablet or on a computer of your choice.
The webinars’ scope covers all fields of interest of the IEEE PELS which include the development and application of power electronics technology, which encompass the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power. Specific topics include (but not limited to)
Emerging topics in wireless power conversion
Wideband-gap devices and applications
Renewable energy systems
Converters for smart grid
Advance motor drive systems
Modeling, simulation and control
Advance packaging and thermal management
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PELS Webinars are open for submissions to anyone from the power electronics industry interested in sharing their experiences with the rest of the IEEE PELS community. Each Webinar is for 30-45 minutes followed by Q&A.
To submit a proposal, please submit the names, the contact information, and short bios of the presenters, the title and a half a page abstract of the proposed subject to the Digital Media Editorial Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com