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Insulation monitoring for IT Aerospace Electrical Systems

Project description

An insulation monitoring device for electric aircraft

Europe’s aviation industry has committed to revolutionising energy systems on board aircraft by gradually replacing bulky hydraulic and pneumatic systems with electric ones. As new electric power systems reach higher voltages, it is essential that reliable operation and safe use be guaranteed. Electrical isolation devices in electrical distribution systems are fit for purpose. The EU-funded IMITAES project will demonstrate the first insulation monitoring system for IT electrical installations based on requirements set by the aerospace market. The project brings together two leading academic and industrial partners with significant research and development expertise in the field of insulation and monitoring equipment for electrical power systems.

Objective

The project will develop, validate and demonstrate a roadmap for a monitoring system suitable for insulation monitoring of IT grounded aerospace electrical systems. As aerospace electrical systems move towards higher voltages, it is essential to guarantee reliability of operation and safety for users. IT isolation in electrical distribution systems provides many benefits in terms of safety for high reliability applications. In IT systems the use of insulation monitoring devices is mandatory. However, no insulation monitoring device suitable for aerospace specifications currently exists. The project will demonstrate the first insulation monitoring system for IT electrical installation based on the requirements of the aerospace market.
The project, led by the University of Sheffield and Bender, joins two leading academic and industrial partners with significant research and development expertise in the field of insulation and monitoring equipment for electrical power systems.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Net EU contribution
€ 354 067,00
Address
FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 354 067,50

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