Jul 21 – 25, 2019
Connecticut Convention Center, Level 6
US/Eastern timezone

C3Or2A-05: 50-100kW HTS motor demonstrator design and manufacturing for hybrid-electric propulsion

Jul 24, 2019, 3:00 PM
Level 6, Room 26-27

Level 6, Room 26-27

Contributed Oral Presentation C3Or2A - Superconducting Magnet Systems III


Julien Tanchon (AFCryo)


Lightweight and powerful technologies for hybrid-electric propulsion technology on-board transport aircraft are needed. GREEN laboratory with the support of DGA and SAFRAN Tech proposed an innovative electromagnetic design using High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) wire and bulks. This motor concept is very promising and can be upscaled easily to deliver large power to mass ratio performance.

This original superconducting concept will be tested on a 50 kW, 5000 rpm machine designed and manufactured by AFCryo. AFCryo benefits from in-house capabilities to design, model, optimize, manufacture and test such a device.

The paper will focus on the overall motor concept and associated design. The outcomes of the manufacturing will be reported with the first test results.

Primary authors

Julien Tanchon (AFCryo) Jerome Lacapere (AFCryo) Mr Thierry Trollier (AFCryo) Christopher Boyle (AFCryo) Hugh Reynolds (AFCryo) Mr Nick Johnson (AFCryo) Mr Jean Leveque (GREEN - Groupe de Recherche en Energie Electrique de Nancy – Université de Lorraine, France) Mr Alexandre Colle (SAFRAN TECH - PARIS SACLAY)

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