MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 304, 20199th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||17 December 2019|
A simplified monitoring model for PMSM servoactuator prognostics
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS), Politecnico di Torino,
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Electromechanical actuators (EMAs) based on Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs) are currently employed on various aircraft systems, and are becoming more and more widespread in safety critical applications. Compared to other electrical machines, PMSM offer a high power to weight ratio and low cogging: this makes them suited for position control and actuation tasks. EMAs offer several advantages over hydraulic servoactuators, in terms of modularity, mechanical simplicity, overall weight and fuel efficiency. At the same time, their basic reliability is inherently lower compared to hydraulic actuators. Then, the use of EMAs for safety critical aircraft systems requires the adoption of risk mitigation techniques to counter this issue. In this framework, diagnostic and prognostic strategies can be used for the system health management, to monitor its behaviour in search of the early signs of the most common or dangerous failure modes. We propose a low fidelity model of a PMSM based EMA, intended for model-based diagnostic and prognostic monitoring. The model features low computational cost, allowing the execution in nearly real-time, combined with suitable accuracy in the simulation of faulty system operations. This simplified emulator is validated by comparing its behaviour to a higher fidelity model, employed as a simulated test bench.
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