This proposal encompassed the development and supply of high performance power electronic converters. These units were able to control the electrical machines used to actuate the main rotor swashplate of a medium sized rotorcraft. The power converters formed an integral part of the fault tolerant actuation system. Castlet developed and supplied an innovative solution to this requirement that meet or exceeds the project teams expectations.
In recent years, the world has experienced a massive climate change. There are many contributors to that happening such as carbon emissions resulting as an increase in air transportation. In the grand scheme of moving towards greener aircrafts, reducing aircrafts fuel burn and emissions by significant margins and moving towards more electric aircrafts had been one of the priorities in aeronautical research programmes.