Combined Design and Open-loop Control Optimization for Propulsion, Power, and Thermal Management of Hybrid-electric Aircraft

Andrew F. Thompson, Andrew J. Iezzi, Herschel C. Pangborn, Ravi K. Madabhushi, Oliver V. Atassi

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Abstract

This paper presents a multi-disciplinary optimization framework supporting early-stage design of integrated propulsion, power, and thermal management systems for hybrid-electric aircraft. The framework leverages a graph-based modeling approach rooted in transient conservation of energy that allows multiple energy domains to be compactly coupled, simulated, and optimized simultaneously. Case studies for a series hybrid-electric aircraft architecture demonstrate the benefits of optimizing for transient operation rather than worst-case steady-state behavior, and highlight how the framework can be used to study how the optimal design changes as a function of key specifications, such as electrical component efficiencies and energy densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages955-962
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798350335446
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2023 - Bridgetown, Barbados
Duration: Aug 16 2023Aug 18 2023

Publication series

Name2023 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2023
Country/TerritoryBarbados
CityBridgetown
Period8/16/238/18/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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