HIL emulation for future aerospace propulsion systems

C. Gan, Rebecca Todd, J. Apsley

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    Future transportation systems for aircraft, vehicles or marine vessels are all candidates for redesigned propulsion systems as a result of the more-electric revolution. Accurately emulating these new propulsion system designs to assess the dynamic engine-generator-electrical system interactions will be an invaluable design tool. A HIL mechanical emulation system is presented which utilises a novel compensator design to extend the emulation capability of a physical hardware system without the need for any hardware changes. A 30 kW test system is used to emulate variable inertia mechanical systems and drivetrain models to show the capability of a single test system to be used to emulate a wide range of systems. The compensator is not restricted to transport applications and will also improve the emulation of smart grid sources and advanced renewable sources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPower Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 7th IET International Conference on
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
    Event7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Apr 201410 Apr 2014


    Conference7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
    Abbreviated titlePEMD 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • hardware-in-the-loop
    • emulation
    • mechanical dynamics


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