Fraunhofer showcases different types of Lithium-based batteries and their advantages in the long and short term, including the Lithium-ion polymer battery packs (120 cells at 40 Ah) used for the propulsion of the Airbus eFAN prototype, solid-state batteries, Lithium-Air cells encased in a protective shell to exclude water but let Li-ions pass, and the Lithium-Sulfur cells with an interesting potential high gravimetric energy density.
This article examines the status of the move togreener aviation, looking at power-to-weight relationships, propulsiontechnologies, transition away from hydraulic and pneumatic processes, and newaircraft designs as a solution to the challenges of the More Electric Aircraft.
Whitepaper by Vacuumschmelze on new soft magnetic Cobalt-Iron material for lightweight and high speed electrical motors
Electric Motors in the air: Slow climb to viability
This article examines the current state of MEA plane designs, the industry focus on Energy Optimized Aircraft, what projects are currently in testing phase, and the many advantages to switching from hydraulic actuators to electric ones.
Dr. Christopher Ian Hill shares his presentation on the topic: More Electric Aircraft electro-mechanical actuator regenerated power management.
Inside you’ll learn:
- Who attended MEA Hamburg & Seattle in 2016
- Which industries were represented at the event
- What the job function and seniority of attendees were
- Where the biggest investments will be in the future
- What regions and markets will play a growing role
This presentation by Honeywell Chief Engineer Electromechanical Power Systems, Evgeni Ganev, serves to highlight the benefits of MEA and how we can achieve these with a comprehensive to do list of component- and architectural solutions for overall cost reductions in More Electric Aircraft.
Download the presentation to see the comprehensive roadmap toward the future of affordable and environmentally conscious air mobility!
Safran on MEA technology challenges and opportunities:
- Research and technology activities in MEA
- Technology challenges and opportunities
by John Batchelet, Chief Engineer Electronics Safran
Where do you see the main challenges for the development of hydrogen-powered aircraft? Josef Kallo, Coordinator Energy Systems Integration for Electric Aircraft at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- & Raumfahrt answers all important questions.
Lessons from Small Electric Aircraft for More Electric Aircraft by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst IDTechEx
Press Release More Electric Aircraft Europe 2017
More Electric Aircraft will offer a lot more benefits than just reducing the carbon footprint. Download the presentation here.
The "More Electric Aircraft" market will grow from USD 7.68 Billion in 016 to USD 10.94 Billion by 2021. Read here what market research companies forecast.
Read here where GE Aviation sees the main challenges in Electrical Power Systems for More Electric Aircraft
by Mark Solveson, Lead Application Engineer, ANSYS, Inc.
Parallel Hybrid Gas Electric Propulsion Design Space - a presentation by the United Technologies Research Center
Charles Lents, Principal Research Engineer at the United Technologies Research Center, shares his presentation on parallel hybrid gas electric propulsion design space.
Antonio Vechhio, CS2JU Project Officer for Systems at Clean Sky, offers his presentation about investing in aeronautics R&Ds.