Calculating Electrical Requirements for Direct Current Electric Actuators
Technical Report,01 Mar 2015,31 May 2015
U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center Weapons and Software Engineering Picatinny Arsenal United States
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When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined. The mechanical loads and power requirements translate to electrical requirements, taking into account multiple factors such as efficiency losses, current draws, and regenerative power. These requirements lead to the determination of multiple design decisions such as operating voltage, regenerative energy capturedissipation, and conductor size, etc. This report provides an overview of electrical factors that require consideration when designing an electrically actuated system. Overall theory is discussed, derivation of required calculations is described, and guidelines are provided to help make appropriate design decisions.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Electricity and Magnetism