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Design and simulation of a smart optically controlled high-power switch based on a Si/SiC hybrid device structure
Author(s): Prashant Bhadri; Deepti Sukumaran; Samhita Dasgupta; Fred Richard Beyette
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Paper Abstract

In avionic systems, data integrity and high data rates are necessary for stable flight control. Unfortunately, conventional electronic control systems are susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) that can reduce the clarity of flight control signals. Fly-by-Light systems that use optical signals to actuate the flight control surfaces of an aircraft have been suggested as a solution to the EMI problem in avionic systems. Fly-by-Light in avionic systems reduces electromagnetic interference hence improving the clarity of the control signals. A hybrid approach combining a silicon photoreceiver module with a SiC power transistor is proposed. The resulting device uses a 5 mW optical control signal to produce a 150 A current suitable for driving an electric motor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4534, Optoelectronic and Wireless Data Management, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval, (8 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448014
Show Author Affiliations
Prashant Bhadri, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Deepti Sukumaran, Univ. of Cincinatti (United States)
Samhita Dasgupta, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Fred Richard Beyette, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4534:
Optoelectronic and Wireless Data Management, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval
Robert Raymond; Pradip K. Srimani; Renjeng Su; Carl W. Wilmsen, Editor(s)

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