High Speed Fan for Personnal Protection Equipment

CTI project in collaboration with a Swiss industrial partner

Project Description

The LAI, along an international NGO, two Swiss company and the EssentialTech program of the Cooperation and Development Center, are developing a novel suit concept that will be paired with a high-reliability ventilation system. This protective suit is to be deployed in tropical climates and in remote areas of developing countries. This context induces high constraints in terms of harsh working environment, limited maintenance possibilities, and financial resources. To this purpose, a bearingless motor is being designed, which will ventilate the inner conditions of the suit.

The project aims to develop an electric drive that is portable, fail-safe and economically accessible. Robust sensor schemes will guarantee close-to-none maintenance operation at high speeds. Motor assembly will strive for modular construction schemes and minimization of cost sensitive materials.

Further information about the project in http://smartppe.org/

Publications

P. Peralta; D. Martins Araujo; Y. Perriard : Passive, Active and Loss Tradeoffs in High-Speed Bearingless Motors. 2018. 2018 International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS2018), Jeju, South Korea, October 7 - 10, 2018.
P. Peralta; D. Martins Araujo; Y. Perriard : Speed and Stability Limits for High-Speed Bearingless Disc Drives. 2018. 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE2018), Portland, Oregon, USA, Septembre 23 - 27, 2018.
S. Thomas; P. Peralta; R. Mottet; M. Lehmann; Y. Civet et al. : Analysis and Reduction of Time Response in Thermally Activated Shape Memory Alloys. 2018. 2018 International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS2018), Jeju, South Korea, October 7 - 10, 2018.