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Boost knowledge, overcome engineering challenges, and make connections with fellow professionals developing the next generation of electric aircraft technology

More Electric Aircraft (MEA) applications demand high reliability, high availability, and high power density while aiming to reduce weight, complexity, fuel consumption, operational costs, and environmental impact. New electric driven systems can meet these requirements and also provide significant technical and economic improvements over conventional mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems.

This online event will bring together stakeholders along the whole supply chain to discuss the fast paced developments for electric and hybrid aircraft architectures, systems and components, related technological challenges and opportunities up to commercial viability with the overall goal to support the industry on next generation aircraft design to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact significantly.

Early confirmed speakers:
  • Olaf Otto, Head of Projects and Programs, Rolls-Royce Electrical, Rolls-Royce
  • Evgeni Ganev, Chief Engineer Electromechanical Power Systems, Honeywell International
  • Prof. Venkat Viswanathan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jonathan Harrison, Application and Sales Leaders for Aerospace, Gamma Technologies
  • George Bye, CEO, Bye Aerospace
  • Space Charge LLC, speaker tba

2020 Agenda

Day 1 – 16 June 2020
Each session is followed by a short Q&A session

[16:00 - 16:45 CET] Session One - Key note: More Electric aircraft - Where are we today?
- How close is the future?
- Risks and opportunities through electrification
- Example architectures and technologies
- Impact on aircraft design
- Infrastructural needs 

[17:00 - 17:45 CET] Session Two - Electrification of large planes – opportunities and challenges
- Aerodynamic and novel approaches to aircraft design
- Challenges of a high-power propulsion system,
- Thermal management considerations:
    - Battery systems and energy management
    - Engine and power electronics
    - Thermal system integration

[18:00 - 18:45 CET] Session Three - Update on electrification of propulsion systems – how to ensure robust electronic system design?
- Electric drive modelling: Challenges for engineering simulation
- Requirements for electronic components and systems required
- Multi physics system simulation

[19:00 - 19:45 CET] Session Four - Power transmission in electric and hybrid aircraft
- How to transmit 1500 – 3000 Volt
- Effective isolation to avoid lightning arcs
- Design aspects of power transmission
- DC vs. AC: Analyzing the stability and control characteristics of AC and DC configurations
- Real-time simulation for more reliable energy transmission

Day 2 – 17 June 2020
Each session is followed by a short Q&A session

[16:00 - 16:45 CET] Session One - Modern High Tech Safety Solutions on Next Generation Electric Aircraft
- Electric system and safety
- Physical design and safety
- Aircraft characteristics including a full parachute
George Bye, CEO, Bye Aerospace

[17:00 - 17:45] Session Two - Battery needs for electric urban air mobility and aircraft
- Outline an approach for integrated physics-based battery dynamics and flight dynamics
- Identify performance bottlenecks of current batteries for aviation needs
- A new approach to cycle life modelling
Prof. Venkat Viswanathan, Carnegie Mellon University, US

[18:00 - 18:45 CET] Session Three - Battery performance and safety simulation
- Solutions from Gamma Technologies for Battery and System Modeling
- Smart measurements to reduce test duration and characterize aging
- Extrapolation to conditions beyond measurements
- Thermal runaway propagation and system thermal modelling at pack level: Airbus A^3 Vahana Example
- Certification in a robust system approach: SoH, mission profiles, safety and aging
Jonathan Harrison, Application and Sales Leaders for Aerospace, Gamma Technologies, US

[19:00 - 19:45 CET]Session Four - Electromechanical actuation components, systems and subsystems
- HM function as an important driver for EMA technology
- Landing gear and noise optimisation
- Maintenance reduction and weight advantages

Get ready to connect



There is still room for online sponsor/partner-led sessions in our NEW webinar series! If you would like to present your innovations to OEMs or suppliers, contact us now at steven.zapata@iqpc.de

Why should you attend?

  • Discuss power generation and electrical power management to understand risks and opportunities through electrification
  • Review battery design, simulation and thermal management for safe and high performing batteries
  • Learn more about the electrification of large planes
  • Get an overview on eVTOLs and the future of urban mobility
  • Hear more about multi physics system simulation to ensure robust system design