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CURRENT LIMITING DEVICE TO ADDRESS DC AERONAUTICS POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Objective

Electrical Power Distribution Systems (EPDS) employed among others in Aeronautics are usually protected by active electronic driven switching components. In order to reduce response time and simplify protection driving, fuses are being considered as one of the prerequisite for the CleanSky HVDC network.

The development of a new generation of hybrid and/or full static current limiter solutions, able to operate above 51000ft, is crucial for specificities of aircraft applications. From one side fuses technologies could be adapted to parts of the requirements but may not fully comply. On the other side, the material properties of Silicon Carbide as semiconductor, clearly superior to those of Si, should lead to enhanced hybrid current limiters with much better performance than conventional fuses or Si based solutions.

Pooling a leading fuses and protection devices manufacturer, and two research groups, FUSES 2014 aims at a breakthrough in current protection technology to build either a hybrid and/or a full static current limiter solution with different benefits than existing solutions. Well stablished and new methodologies will be adapted to fuses and SiC technologies and optimized to make them a practical reality.

The main targets are study, optimize two solutions and validate the optical module following DO160 standard adapted to high DC voltage networks to be integrated into aircraft EPDS:
• A required specs Silver fuse and specific package.
• A SiC current limiter using existing SiC FET technologies plus its optimal packaging configuration.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2013-03
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

MERSEN FRANCE SB SAS
Address
15 Rue Jacques Vaucanson
69720 Saint Bonnet De Mure
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 137 800
Administrative Contact
Jean-Francois De Palma (Dr.)

Participants (2)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 750
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Godignon (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 175 677
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mathilde Bruyere (Ms.)