HTS Maschinen für Schiffsantrieb Technologie
Jopseph Eugene, Clive Lewis, Converteam GmbH, Berlin
HTS machines for ship propulsion technology
The increasing global need for high efficiency and low operational cost is driving the development of new ship propulsion technology. High temperature superconducting (HTS) machines offer high efficiency and reduced mass and size. Converteam is building a full electric ship propulsion system as part of the European Community 7^th framework programme to demonstrate the HTS technology, active stator technology and DC distribution systems. This land based demonstrator will include two 1.5 MW 1500 rpm HTS active stator generators, a 2MW 200 rpm HTS active stator motor, and a DC distribution system based on DC architecture with DC HTS cable. The HTS generators will be driven by two standard motors to simulate the power generation, and the HTS motor will be connected to a standard generator to simulate the propeller load. This integrated system will allow the operational profiles of various ship types to be demonstrated and become a springboard for future development.