Start date :02/11/2016
End date :04/11/2016
Location : INP-ENSEEIHT, 2 Rue Charles Camichel, 31000, Toulouse
It will be focusing on the following topics:
The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) concept relies on replacing conventional non-electrical aircraft systems such as pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems by electrical ones. One of the main challenges associated to the MEA is to significantly increase power density of electrical power systems, without compromising on reliability. The best way to considerably increase power density of energy converters is by the use of disruptive technology such as Wide Bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. These components, which are either made of Silicon Carbide (SiC) or Gallium Nitride (GaN), have theoretically much higher performance than their Silicon counterparts concerning thermal aspects and switching and conduction losses. However, electromagnetic interference, reliability and cost of such components are real issues which must be overcome so they can be effectively used in future aircrafts.
The goal of the workshop is to connect aircraft manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and WBG semiconductor manufacturers as well as researchers in order to discuss the current state-of-art, share new ideas and concepts, and debate about the advantages and bottlenecks of the use of such components applied to more electrical aircrafts.
It is sponsored by IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and supported by OMNIA GREEN, IEEE-PELS Power Electronics Society, INP ENSEEIHT, Laplace laboratory and IRT Saint Exupéry.
– Provisional full papers (regular sessions): 30th June 2016
– Provisional full papers (special sessions): 30th June 2016
– Notification of acceptance (all sessions): 30th July 2016
– Final submissions due: 30th September 2016
– Early bird and author’s registration: 30th September 2016