Aircraft Electrification - Online webinar


The aeronautical industry is undergoing a transformation to address the demands from our society to reduce its environmental impact. More specifically, there is a drive to eliminate emissions and noise pollution from airports near urban areas. One approach pursued by most small and large aircraft manufacturers is the electrification of aircraft systems, from propulsion and distribution to actuation. This presentation looks at the state of the art on aircraft electrification and the roadmap ahead of us.

Dates Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 18:30
Venue Online Webinar
Contact Name David Blake
Email artisanpin@gmail.com
Contact Phone 07806896886
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Event details:

The aeronautical industry is undergoing a transformation to address the demands from our society to reduce its environmental impact. More specifically, there is a drive to eliminate emissions and noise pollution from airports near urban areas. One approach pursued by most small and large aircraft manufacturers is the electrification of aircraft systems, from propulsion and distribution to actuation. By removing fuel and hydraulic systems, and some parts of the pneumatic and mechanical systems, aircraft become more efficient and reliable. However, some challenges remain and full electrification is likely to come in stages as technologies evolve and mature. In the short term, actuation systems are likely to become fully electric, whilst propulsion systems are likely to take longer due to the need to carry large battery banks. A compromise can be found in hybrid-electric systems where electric propulsion is used for take-off and landing and conventional propulsion is used for cruising. Nevertheless, small commuter aircraft are taking the lead in achieving full electrification and they will most likely pave the road for medium and larger aircraft. This presentation looks at the state of the art on aircraft electrification and the roadmap ahead of us.

About the author:

Dr. Cuauhtemoc Rodriguez obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He has worked in a number of industries from automotive, oil and gas, industrial and aerospace in the area of power electronics and control systems design. He is currently a Principal Hardware Design Engineer at Ultra Electronics where he leads multi-functional teams to deliver engineering solutions to customers, including Airbus, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Gulfstream, Embraer, and Mitsubishi. His most recent projects include Ice Protection Systems and Door Control Systems.

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