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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2012 Vol.13 No.11 P.866-874


A fault tolerant single sided matrix converter for flight control actuation systems

Author(s):  Xiao-yan Huang, Mao-jing Jin, Jian-cheng Zhang, Qin-fen Lu, You-tong Fang, Andrew Goodman, Chris Gerada

Affiliation(s):  College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   eezxh@zju.edu.cn, luqinfen@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Single sided matrix converter, Fault tolerance, Flight control actuation systems

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Xiao-yan Huang, Mao-jing Jin, Jian-cheng Zhang, Qin-fen Lu, You-tong Fang, Andrew Goodman, Chris Gerada. A fault tolerant single sided matrix converter for flight control actuation systems[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2012, 13(11): 866-874.

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We describe a single sided matrix converter (SSMC) designed for safety critical applications like flight control actuation systems. Dynamic simulations of multi-phase SSMC using Matlab Simulink are carried out to evaluate the fault tolerance capabilities. Investigation into different numbers of phases and power converter topologies under single phase open circuit, single switch open circuit, and single switch short circuit has been executed. The simulation results confirm 5-phase SSMC design as a compromise between fault tolerance and converter size/volume. A 5-phase SSMC prototype was built. Experimental results verify the effectiveness of our design.

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