Periodic Reporting for period 1 - IGNITE (High performance generation channel Integration and Testing)
Reporting period: 2018-11-01 to 2020-04-30
The success of the IGNITE will be the delivery of an integrated power generation channel which is able to produce 45kW electrical power continuously and is able to disconnect the generator from the prime mover during the fault conditions.
• The high-power generation channel requirement and specification have been captured in WP1, with deliverable D4 (D1.1) Preliminary Requirement Specification has been delivered.
• The test rig architecture and function (part of WP2) was completed and the deliverable D7 (D2.1) was submitted to TM for approval.
• The preliminary design of IGNITE test rig (WP3) has also been completed and the deliverable D5 (D3.1) it is also pending approval from the TM.
• The IGNITE project (JTI-CS2-CfP07-LPA-45) is interacting with other two other CS2 funded projects QUICK (JTI-CS2-2017-LPA-01-44) and SPARTAN (JTI-CS2-CfP07-LPA-46) as shown in Figure 1. Frequent three-project coordination meetings have been held. The last one took place on January 2020 in Nottingham. The interface between IGNITE, QUICK and SPARTAN was addressed and an ICD document was created after the discussions.
• The deliverable D6 (D4.1) test rig and data acquisition equipment specification was also submitted.
The IGNITE consortium will engage with other Members of the LPA-IADP through contributions to the IADP newsletter. These will contain breakdowns of the general progress made by IGNITE. The work will also be presented to the LPA-IADP annual reviews as appropriate.
The University of Nottingham team is also planning to produce several conference papers that will be disseminated at various International Conferences.
The IGNITE consortium will develop a high-performance test bench with supervisor control for high-performance electrical power generation system validation and test applications. Building on the UNOTT experience in aerospace electrical power generation system development, test and validation including AEGART starter/generation system in the frame of Clean Sky Eco-Design ITD and the on-going Clean Sky2 project ACHIEVE (JTI-CS2-2016-CFP03-ENG-01-07), the developed test bench will embrace with following specifications:
• Mechanical drive requirement: 60kW
• Short-term mechanical drive overload: 120kW
• Generator speed of rotation: 5000-35000rpm
• Continuous electrical load requirement: 45kW
• Short-term electrical overload: 90kW
• Maximum heat rejection to Conditioned liquid cooling during continuous operation: 10kW
The successful achievement of IGNITE relies on strong know-how and expertise in the following areas:
• Strong capability in validation and verification of high-performance machine performance
• High-speed and high-performance test rig design
• Supervisor control and data acquisition system design and implementation
• Test equipment specification and commissioning
The partners within the IGNITE consortium have a widely recognised expertise and world-leading reputation to cover these requirements, as overviewed in the following sub-sections. The goal is to show the Consortium expertise and capabilities as well as the strategies that will be utilised to accomplish the project objectives.