Electromagnetic Field Analysis and Design of a Hermetic Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with Helical-Grooved Self-Cooling Case for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Hae-Sol Lee, Myeong-Hwan Hwang, Hyun-Rok Cha
2021 Applied Sciences  
As unmanned aerial vehicles expand their utilization and coverage, research is in progress to develop low-weight and high-performance motors to efficiently carry out various missions. An electromagnetic field interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor was designed and analyzed in this study that improved the flight performance and flight duration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The output power and efficiency of a conventional commercial UAV motor were improved by designing an IPM motor of the
more » ... ame size, providing high power output and high-speed operation by securing high power density, wide speed range, and mechanical stiffness. The cooling performance and efficiency of the drive motor were improved without requiring a separate power source for cooling by introducing the helical-grooved self-cooling case, which has a low heat generation structure. Furthermore, the motor is oil-cooled through rotating power without a separate power source, reducing the weight of the UAV. The heat dissipation characteristics were verified by fabricating a prototype and taking actual measurements to verify the validity of the heat dissipation characteristics. The results of this study are expected to improve the flight duration and performance of UAVs and contribute to the efficiency of the design of a UAV drive motor.
doi:10.3390/app11114856 fatcat:qhveprbx6raxpepxshpceaoywy