IS4S Power Control Module for Combined Starter Drive and Power Generation.
Power Control Module for Combined Starter Drive and Power Generation
Under a recent SBIR effort with the Air Force, IS4S developed and demonstrated the benefits of active rectification on paralleling high-frequency turbogenerators. IS4S designed, fabricated and tested a Power Conversion Module (PCM) for 2kW output. The PCM is a bi-directional motor drive and active rectifier module that uses field-oriented control (FOC) algorithms and MOSFET switching technology. The resulting PCM technology can be used for gas turbine engine startup as a motor drive, and it can be used to convert generator three-phase power to DC power for battery charging.