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dc.contributor.advisorDavid J. Perreault.en_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Meara, Suzanne B.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-22T17:13:38Z
dc.date.available2021-03-22T17:13:38Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/130195
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, May, 2020en_US
dc.descriptionDate of graduation confirmed by MIT Registrar Office. Cataloged from student-submitted PDF of thesis. "May 2020."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 87-88).en_US
dc.description.abstractA prototype HV DC-AC power converter was designed and tested for use on the dielectric barrier discharge(DBD) section of a decoupled thruster on an electro-aerodynamic(EAD) thrust plane application. The converter was a switched-capacitor multi-level inverter(SCMLI) capable of generating a variety of AC waveform shapes. The power draw of the DBD and the DC corona discharge current were measured for each waveform at a DBD voltage of 6kVpp and 10kHz, and used to estimate the thrust to DBD power characteristics of each waveform. The estimated thrust to DBD power for a sine wave and sawtooth wave were >76% higher than for a pulse wave, and >19% higher than for a square wave, indicating that a sine or sawtooth wave generating circuit such as a SCMLI may be a good choice for EAD flight applications.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Suzanne B. O'Meara.en_US
dc.format.extent167 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses may be protected by copyright. Please reuse MIT thesis content according to the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy, which is available through the URL provided.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleOn the use of switched-capacitor multi-level inverters for electro-aerodynamic thrust applicationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1241184282en_US
dc.description.collectionM.Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scienceen_US
dspace.imported2021-03-22T17:13:03Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeMasteren_US
mit.thesis.departmentEECSen_US


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