The objective of the ATAC-CONCEPT project was to develop new concepts for power auxiliary converters to achieve better integration of power converters in their environment: energy efficiency, drastic volume and mass reduction to allow better integration in the box of a car and a reduction in noise pollution.
The project ATAC-CONCEPT was characterised by a system approach based on the simultaneous consideration aspects of energy efficiency, the converter and heat balances of passenger room, mechanical structure of the fund. The idea was to sufficiently reduce the thickness of the converter to the vertical walls installed in the train.
The Project was divided into two parts. The first concerned the development of auxiliary converter and the other its integration into the train.
The realization of the auxiliary converter was provided by ALSTOM Charleroi in Belgium (International Centre of Excellence "auxiliary converter" for ALSTOM Transport) and is partly funded by the Walloon region. The specific activity on SiC is led by ALSTOM Tarbes. The section on the integration of the converter in the train is supported by ALSTOM Valenciennes (train Integrator ALSTOM) and is the subject of this grant application.