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Experimental Cascaded Doubly Fed Variable Speed Constant Frequency Generator System
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 1988 by SAE International in United States
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Brushless Variable Speed Constant Frequency (VSCF) electric power generation may be obtained using cascaded symmetrically wound machines. The feasibility of using these machines as the basis for a stand-alone aircraft generator system was investigated by the USAF Aero Propulsion Laboratory. The concept is attractive as the system operates without hydraulics and employs a solid state power converter which operates at a fraction of the system output power and frequency. These factors combine to offer a system of relatively low complexity with the potential for high-reliability operation. This paper will discuss the operation of the cascaded doubly fed VSCF generator system and microprocessor control unit.