Comparative study of AC/DC converters for more electric aircraft

Ka Wai Eric Cheng

Research output: Journal article publicationConference articleAcademic researchpeer-review

48 Citations (Scopus)


More Electric Aircraft concept has been seen as the direction of the next generation for aircraft. This paper describes the major concern of the AC/DC converters in the power conditioning system of the aerospace industry. There are many types of AC/DC converter circuits used in aircraft systems. Some of them use transformer rectifier units, passive or active rectifiers with or without a step-up or step-down converter. Their performances versus the power density is important factor for selection and this paper analyses various circuits for the AC/DC converters used in more electric aircraft.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number456
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Sept 199823 Sept 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Comparative study of AC/DC converters for more electric aircraft'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this