Superconducting motors for aircraft propulsion: the Advanced Superconducting Motor Experimental Demonstrator project


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Grilli, Francesco 
Benkel, Tara 
Hänisch, Jens 
Lao, Mayraluna 
Reis, Thomas 
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Abstract: The European Union-funded Advanced Superconducting Motor Experimental Demonstrator (ASuMED) project started in May 2017 with the purpose of demonstrating the benefits of a new, fully superconducting motor for reaching the targets established by the Flightpath 2050 plan. The project aims at a motor power density of 20kW kg−1 using a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) stator. The rotor will use HTS stacks operating like permanent magnets. A highly efficient cryostat for the motor combined with an integrated cryogenic cooling system and associated power converter will be used. This article provides a general overview of the prototype that is currently being assembled and that will be tested soon.

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Journal of Physics: Conference Series
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Journal ISSN
1742-6588
1742-6596
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1590
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IOP Publishing