Presentation Title

Modeling a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Controller

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

MSE 103

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

The Hybrid Electric Integrated Systems Testbed (HEIST) is an experimental program being conducted at NASA, and is looking to create a hybrid-electric propulsion system for aircraft. This type of propulsion would have numerous advantages compared with current aircraft, and could lead to an overall cleaner and more efficient vehicle aligned with NASA’s mission goals. The goal of this project is to create a 3-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) controller utilizing silicon-carbide technology to increase efficiency. The PMSM will eventually act as a generator, harnessing electric energy from a jet engine. Modeling and simulating the components of the PMSM and circuit (driver) board supplying power to the system could help us investigate variables and understand the necessary parameters to improve a hybrid-electric propulsion system. This model is to be used with a scaled-down version of the driver board and PMSM, but is expected to provide quality data to improve analysis of the systems design. After working with this project over the summer, we were able to successfully create a model of the PMSM and driver board, along with a simulation that could be used to test specific motor parameters. The model was tested with a small 24-volt PMSM connected to a silicon based driver board, but was later used to run a larger Pipistrel motor at 100-volts. Towards the end we were able to run both motors utilizing a silicon-carbide based driver board to send power to the motors. Continuing to integrate more efficient silicon carbide components and experimenting with simulations of the PMSM controller will help to increase the efficiency of HEIST, and to verify improved propulsion system design for future applications.

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Modeling a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Controller

MSE 103

The Hybrid Electric Integrated Systems Testbed (HEIST) is an experimental program being conducted at NASA, and is looking to create a hybrid-electric propulsion system for aircraft. This type of propulsion would have numerous advantages compared with current aircraft, and could lead to an overall cleaner and more efficient vehicle aligned with NASA’s mission goals. The goal of this project is to create a 3-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) controller utilizing silicon-carbide technology to increase efficiency. The PMSM will eventually act as a generator, harnessing electric energy from a jet engine. Modeling and simulating the components of the PMSM and circuit (driver) board supplying power to the system could help us investigate variables and understand the necessary parameters to improve a hybrid-electric propulsion system. This model is to be used with a scaled-down version of the driver board and PMSM, but is expected to provide quality data to improve analysis of the systems design. After working with this project over the summer, we were able to successfully create a model of the PMSM and driver board, along with a simulation that could be used to test specific motor parameters. The model was tested with a small 24-volt PMSM connected to a silicon based driver board, but was later used to run a larger Pipistrel motor at 100-volts. Towards the end we were able to run both motors utilizing a silicon-carbide based driver board to send power to the motors. Continuing to integrate more efficient silicon carbide components and experimenting with simulations of the PMSM controller will help to increase the efficiency of HEIST, and to verify improved propulsion system design for future applications.