Choice of optimal voltage for more electric aircraft wiring systemsCitation formats

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  • I Christou
  • A Nelms
  • I Cotton
  • M Husband

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Choice of optimal voltage for more electric aircraft wiring systems. / Christou, I; Nelms, A; Cotton, I; Husband, M.

In: IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, Vol. 1, No. 1, 03.2011, p. 24-30.

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Christou, I, Nelms, A, Cotton, I & Husband, M 2011, 'Choice of optimal voltage for more electric aircraft wiring systems', IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 24-30. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-est.2010.0021

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Christou, I., Nelms, A., Cotton, I., & Husband, M. (2011). Choice of optimal voltage for more electric aircraft wiring systems. IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, 1(1), 24-30. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-est.2010.0021

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Christou I, Nelms A, Cotton I, Husband M. Choice of optimal voltage for more electric aircraft wiring systems. IET Electrical Systems in Transportation. 2011 Mar;1(1):24-30. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-est.2010.0021

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Christou, I ; Nelms, A ; Cotton, I ; Husband, M. / Choice of optimal voltage for more electric aircraft wiring systems. In: IET Electrical Systems in Transportation. 2011 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 24-30.

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