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Title:
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED POWER AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN A TURBINE-POWERED AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/144080
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
Systems and methods for integrated power and thermal management in a turbine-powered aircraft are provided. The systems may include rotationally-independent first and second auxiliary power unit shafts, a power turbine, a first compressor, a second compressor, a cooling turbine, and an electrical motor-generator. The power turbine may be rotatably disposed on the first auxiliary power unit shaft. The first compressor may be rotatably disposed on the first auxiliary power unit shaft. The second compressor may be rotatably disposed on the second auxiliary power unit shaft. The cooling turbine may be rotatably disposed on the second auxiliary power unit shaft. The electrical motor-generator may disposed on the first auxiliary power unit shaft to alternatively supply a motive force input to the first auxiliary power unit shaft and an electrical power output to the aircraft.

Inventors:
HURT, Matthew, John (1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45215, US)
CARITA, Robert, Gregory (1000 Western Avenue, Lynn, MA, 01910, US)
BRINSON, Thomas, Edward (1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45215, US)
CERNY, Matthew, Robert (1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45215, US)
MISRA MARTINEZ, Amit, Kumar (1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45215, US)
PARKER, David, Vickery (1000 Western Avenue, Lynn, MA, 01910, US)
PEREZ VALADEZ, Alejandro, Yatzail (1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45215, US)
Application Number:
US2017/056849
Publication Date:
November 29, 2018
Filing Date:
October 17, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1 River Road, Schenectady, NY, 12345, US)
International Classes:
F02C6/08; B64D13/08; F02C9/18
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KACHUR, Pamela, A. et al. (General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation901 Main Avenue, 3rd Floo, Norwalk CT, 06851, US)
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