Aircraft electrical network for electrically powered propulsors

Judith Apsley (Inventor), Alexander C. Smith (Inventor), Charalampos Manolopoulos (Inventor), Huw Edwards (Inventor)

    Research output: Patent


    An electrical network for an aircraft. The aircraft includes at least one variable pitch propulsor. The electrical network includes a wound field synchronous AC electrical generator having a wound rotor driven by an internal combustion engine. The network further includes a voltage regulator configured to regulate output voltage of the electrical generator by regulating rotor winding magnetic field strength, and a synchronous AC drive motor coupled to a respective variable pitch propulsor and provided with power from the output of the electrical generator.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberGB2539547
    IPC B64D 27/24 (2006.01)
    Priority date19/07/15
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2017


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