Modelling and Analysis of an Aircraft On-board Electric Taxiing System

Milos Lukic, Paolo Giangrande, Christian Klumpner, Michael Galea
2019 2019 22nd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)  
This paper presents a model that enables analysis and design validation of an aircraft on-board electric taxiing system. A detailed model, which includes power electronics, electrical machine and mechanical drivetrain, is first developed and discussed. The model is then employed for simulating two characteristic taxiing mission profiles with a Boeing 737-400 as a selected benchmark aircraft. From the simulation findings, acceleration performance, power and energy load profiles, as well as the
more » ... ergy harvesting stages are studied. These outcomes allow to evaluate the appropriate energy storage technology to be selected, enabling complete emission free aircraft taxiing.
doi:10.1109/icems.2019.8921709 fatcat:ehaflath55g3ji5uojwpkhe5k4