Validation of Models for Small Scale Electric Propulsion Systems
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
At Linköping University work has been carried out towards having an automated designand manufacturing process of Micro Air Vehicles (MAV). A dedicated design optimizationframework has been developed. Initial experience has shown that choosing the rightpropulsion system has a major relevance on the overall performance of the aircraft. Thusthe correctness and fidelity of the models used to describe each component of the propulsionsystem are matters of great importance. With this knowledge an effort has been made tovalidate the propulsion system’s models. Using a specifically designed test rig a number ofdifferent motors and motor controllers have been tested. The motor model has shown goodcorrelation with test data, although manufacturer’s specifications have proven less reliable.Motor controller characteristics has shown to be complex and difficult to model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Design automation, multidisciplinary optimization, MAV, model validation
National CategoryVehicle Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62586ISBN: 978-1-61738-422-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62586DiVA: diva2:373461
48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, Jan. 4-7, 2010