Multi-Domain Modeling for High Temperature Superconducting Components for the CHEETA Hybrid Propulsion Power System

Meaghan Podlaski, Abhijit Khare, Luigi Vanfretti, Michael Sumption, Phillip Ansell

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As the aviation industry focuses on increasing the sustainability of its technologies, fully electrified propulsion concepts are further explored and developed. One particular area of interest is in the development of hybrid propulsion aircraft using cryogenic cooling and components in the power system. This paper presents the modeling of the high temperature superconducting (HTS) transmission lines used in the power system of the Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA). These are novel components, so a mathematical model for both the electrical and thermal domains are provided in the paper. To this end, the development of these models allow for trade-off studies for different operating power capabilities, cooling mediums, and operational modes.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
ISBN (Print)9781624106118
StatePublished - Jul 28 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-21
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2019-CoE-NEOM-4178.12
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in whole or in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the University Leadership Initiative Award Number 80NSSC19M0125 for the Center for High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA), in part by the Engineering Research Center Program of the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy under Award EEC-1041877 and the CURENT Industry Partnership Program, and by the Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology under grant OSR-2019-CoE-NEOM-4178.12. The first author is supported through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and Chateaubriand Fellowship Program.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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