The project aims at developing and validating propulsion systems technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) having long and high altitude missions. The focus of the project is a propulsion system based on a two-stroke diesel engine adopting a hybrid supercharging system to guarantee the target power in high altitude missions. The supercharging system includes standard turbo charger directly coupled with a high-speed electrical machine. Such a system can recover energy from the turbine or give energy to the compressor depending on the mission profile so to optimize overall system performances. A synchronous reluctance motor/generator capable of developing 5 kW at 50.000 rpm was developed in the Energy Factory Bari laboratory, a joint initiative of Politecnico di Bari and AVIO AERO.
|Titolo:||MALET – Medium Altitude Long Endurance Tactical: Electric turbo compound for aeronautics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Nome del convegno:||1st Workshop on the state of the art and challenges of research efforts at Politecnico di Bari|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|