Silva Faúndez, Marcelo Alexis and Hensgens, Nico H. and Molina García, José María and Vasic, Miroslav and Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel and Alou Cervera, Pedro and García Suárez, Oscar and Cobos Márquez, José Antonio
Interleaved multi-cell isolated three-phase PWM rectifier system for aircraft applications.
In: "Twenty-Eighth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2013)", 17/03/2013 - 21/03/2013, Long Beach, California, EE.UU. ISBN 978-1-4673-4353-4. pp. 263-269.
Recently there has been an important increase in electric equipment, as well as, electric power demand in aircrafts applications. This prompts to the necessity of efficient, reliable, and low-weight converters, especially rectifiers from 115VAC to 270VDC because these voltages are used in power distribution. In order to obtain a high efficiency, in aircraft application where the derating in semiconductors is high, normally several semiconductors are used in parallel to decrease the conduction losses. However, this is in conflict with high reliability. To match both goals of high efficiency and reliability, this work proposes an interleaved multi-cell rectifier system, employing several converter cells in parallel instead of parallel-connected semiconductors. In this work a 10kW multi-cell isolated rectifier system has been designed where each cell is composed of a buck type rectifier and a full bridge DC-DC converter. The implemented system exhibits 91% of efficiency, high power density (10kW/10kg), low THD (2.5%), and n−1 fault tolerance which complies, with military aircraft standards.