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Electrical Accumulator Unit for the Energy Optimized Aircraft
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published November 11, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Event: Power Systems Conference
Citation: Wells, J., Amrhein, M., Walters, E., Iden, S. et al., "Electrical Accumulator Unit for the Energy Optimized Aircraft," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 1(1):1071-1077, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-2927.
The movement to more-electric architectures during the past decade in military and commercial airborne systems continues to increase the complexity of designing and specifying the electric power system. In particular, the electrical power system (EPS) faces challenges in meeting the highly dynamic power demands of advanced power electronics based loads.
This paper explores one approach to addressing these demands by proposing an electrical equivalent of the widely utilized hydraulic accumulator which has successfully been employed in hydraulic power system on aircraft for more than 50 years.