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Integrated, Intelligent modular power electronic converter

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Integrated, Intelligent modular power electronic converter

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Increasingly demanding requirements in the transportation industry for higher efficiency and reduced carbon footprint are leading to an ever increasing interest in electrically operated drives which offer significant benefits over their pneumatic or hydraulic counterparts. More electric aircraft technologies with fully electrical actuation and environmental conditioning systems are moving from topics of academic interest to commercial applications.

 

Despite the progress in power electronics and electrical drives, significant advances in power density and reliability are still required before electrical technologies are fully accepted in the aircraft industry. The thermal management of losses generated in the power converters, with the associated requirements for heavy cooling systems, is proving to be the stumbling block for further improvements in power density.

 

Ground-breaking advances in wide band-gap semiconductor materials are promising to deliver significant benefits to power conversion systems with unprecedented levels of power density thanks to considerably reduced losses and high temperature operation, making them ideal building blocks for aerospace power electronics.

 

Leveraging on some of EU best expertise in device manufacture and packaging, components integration, thermal management, converters design, reliability analysis, control and condition monitoring, as well as aircraft power systems, the proposal will demonstrate significant advances of the state of the art in power converters for harsh environments. Innovative 3D device packaging based on planar interconnect technologies with double-sided integrated cooling, will be demonstrated for wide band-gap wire-bond free power semiconductor devices. These technological breakthroughs, coupled with novel methodologies for active thermal management, lifetime testing, health management and prognosis will contribute to unprecedented levels of power density, efficiency and reliability in aerospace application.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Siemens Ag

Address: 
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€2,662,358
Partner Organisations: 

The University Of Sheffield

Address: 
Firth Court Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€572,771

Airbus Operations Sas

Address: 
ROUTE DE BAYONNE 316
31060 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€75,048

Institut National Des Sciences Appliquees De Lyon

Address: 
20 AVENUE ALBERT EINSTEIN
69621 VILLEURBANNE CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,159,039

K & S Gmbh Projektmanagement

Address: 
Purweider Winkel 52
52070 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€128,750

Dynex Semiconductor Limited

Address: 
DODDINGTON ROAD
LINCOLN
LN6 3LF
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€954,158

Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Address: 
Ludwig-Boelkow-Allee 1
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€156,253

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich

Address: 
Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Safran Electrical & Power

Address: 
1 Rue Louis Bleriot Parc Dactivite Andromede
31702 Blagnac
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,026,250
Technologies: 
Development phase: