A deep learning-based modeling of a 270 V -to- 28 V DC-DC converter used in more electric aircrafts
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
This paper presents a novel approach for black-box modelling of 270 V -to- 28 V DC-DC step-down converters used in more electric aircrafts (MEA). These converters normally feed constant power loads (CPL). The proposed deep learning approach, uses offline experimental data of the converter to find an accurate model that reproduces its behavior. It covers a broad range of loading conditions to build a model that replicates the whole behavior of the converter. This paper compares the performance of the proposed method, which requires a very low computational burden once the model is trained, with that of a conventional recurrent neural network (RNNs) topology. Results presented in this paper show the ability of the obtained solution to accurately emulate the behavior of the real step-down converter when the internal structure is unknown, with no knowledge of the internal parameters, thus preventing disclosure of manufacturers confidential data. The modeling strategy presented in this paper is validated with experimental data by using a step-down converter used in aircrafts. The approach is compared to existing modeling techniques to test its accuracy. This approach can also be applied to many power devices, including diverse types of power converters, power supplies, or filters among others.
CitationRojas, G.; Riba, J.; Moreno-Eguilaz, J.M. A deep learning-based modeling of a 270 V -to- 28 V DC-DC converter used in more electric aircrafts. "IEEE transactions on power electronics", 21 Juliol 2021, vol. 37, núm. 1, p. 509-518.