Demonstration of Very High Power Airborne AC to DC Converter 2004-01-3210
This paper describes the challenges inherent in developing high power (>100kW) AC-DC converters for aerospace applications. Various technologies and topologies were considered, analyzed and rated, with an optimum design being chosen. Details regarding power quality, magnetics design, and thermal management are discussed. Performance results from demonstration hardware are provided, including power quality, regulation, efficiency (98%) and temperature results.