The electrical energy onboard aircraft is mainly transmitted via three-phase power feeders. Thereby, the fuselage acts as a return conductor, which is necessary for asymmetric and single-phase loads. The fuselage of future aircraft will be made of composite materials, which cannot be used as a return conductor. Such a construction requires an additional return conductor grid. In order to avoid unnecessary over-dimensioning a procedure must be developed that distributes the loads equally over the three phases. Thus, the current in the return conductor is minimized.
- weight saving due to smaller dimensioning of return conductor grid
- lower losses on the power feeder
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Detlef Schulz (project manager)
Department of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Power Systems
Cooperation Partner: EADS Innovation Works
Letzte Änderung: 22. April 2020