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HTS-Technology for hybrid electric aircraft

Filipenko, Mykhaylo


The world of transportation is in a transition: From combustion engines to electric machines. This change is getting more and more momentum on the land, on the sea and in recent years also in the air. On the one hand, electric aircraft is supposed to open absolutely new opportunities for urban mobility with such concepts as prosed and currently heaviliy investigated by Uber, Vahana, CityAirbus or Lilium. On the other hand electric aircraft and in particular hybrid electric aircraft will allow to reduce the COx, NOx and noise emissions as required by the ACARE 2050 goals. Although demonstrated by several proof-of-concepts maiden flights by Siemens in close collaboration with Diamond Aircraft, Magnus and EXTRA that hybrid electric flight is possible, there are many technical challenges on the road to the entry into service of hybrid electric regional jet. Siemens and Airbus have a started collaboration in June 2016 to adress jointly this challanges and make a large step towards this ambitious goal. The challenges relate mainly to the weight and efficiency of electric propulsion components. Motors and generators at the multi-MW scale have been available for industrial applications for a large time - however at such weights that render flying with them impossible. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000074520
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-745205
KITopen-ID: 1000074520
HGF-Programm 37.06.02 (POF III, LK 01) New Power Network Technology
Veranstaltung European Cryogenic Days 2017, Karlsruhe, Germany, 13th - 15th September 2017
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Author affiliation: Siemens AG - Corporate Technology - eAircraft, Germany
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