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Battery Modular System Integrated with Conversion

Objective

"Traditionally, aircraft power system use passive power converter coupled with NiCad battery to provide power to 28Vdc buses from main AC network. This solution is very mature, but power quality from this architecture is low and impact avionics loads designs and overall system reliability.

Recent progress in power electronics and lithium –ion batteries allows higher power density compared to traditional passive approach. The new solutions allow considerable performances enhancement and weight/volume savings (feeder, loads…) and better reliability at aircraft level.

Management of lithium battery charge and discharge imposes multiples protections in order to insure a proper behavior during all possible scenarios and to ensure safety, even during abusive conditions. No break power transfer coordination is also a challenge at architecture level.

The main objectives of this study is to optimization the ratio weight / volume (at system level) of active power conversion system coupled with li-ion energy storage, including mutualisation of function such as battery charger and TRU. This optimisation will also improve battery expected life, keeping the functionality of a no break Power transfer 28Vdc.

In addition, this project can demonstrate benefits of a modular battery system concept, combining battery modules to subsystems and systems on demand. This leads to a high flexibility and interchange ability of battery modules."

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2013-02
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

SAFT
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 285 900,50
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marie Bodet (Mr.)