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August 22 - 24, 2017
Seattle

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Presentations

Lithium-based Battery Technologies

Fraunhofer shares their presentation on Lithium-based battery types, their applications, and their long and short term strategy for these technologies. 

Path to Affordable MEA

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 Research & Technology for More Electric Aircraft

Safran on MEA technology challenges and opportunities:

  • Research and technology activities in MEA
  • Technology challenges and opportunities
  • Propulsion

by John Batchelet, Chief Engineer Electronics Safran

Articles

Hybrid Electric DEP Systems Inch Closer

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.

Electrifying the Future

In an era of global warming, ever increasing levels of carbon in the atmosphere, and increasingly dirty and expensive methods being required to extract fossil fuels, the time is right for the aviation industry to explore innovative new propolusion technologies.

Read about the electric future and the disrupters driving the aviation industry towards electric propolusion in this article.

13 Innovators Paving the Way Toward Electric Air Transport

The exponential growth in air travel is projected to triple greenhouse gas emissions from aviation by 2050. Traditional aerospace companies are investing heavily in research projects aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating CO2 emissions from short- and long-range air travel, making sustainable electric air mobility an attainable goal in the near future. 

But it isn't only established companies making strides - there are several aviation startups attracting big-ticket investments in their technologies that are expected to disrupt the industry in more ways than one. 

Although there is a lot of work to be done in lightweight power sources, energy storage, thermal management, and optimal system design, this article presents the 13 key players leading the charge in the sector. Click 'Download' below to learn more about their innovations and the challenges to overcome:

Whitepapers

Speed up for More Electric Aircraft

Specialized materials manufacturer Vacuumschmelze’s whitepaper focuseson high strength materials for high speed rotor designs to take advantage ofboth mechanical and magnetic properties in parallel. 

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Articles

Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems for Aircrafts

A decade or two back, virtually every transport ran on fossil fuels and combustion engines. These engines, even with their low efficiencies and pollution issues, had no viable replacements and therefore persisted. However, past 20 years have seen an enormous shift towards ‘cleaner’ energy. With fossil fuels being eliminated out of every possible scenario, transport has also shifted significantly towards electric power.

Find out more about hybrid electric system configurations by downloading this article.

New MEA Plane Designs & an Interview with Safran

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. 

Electrifying the Future

In an era of global warming, ever increasing levels of carbon in the atmosphere, and increasingly dirty and expensive methods being required to extract fossil fuels, the time is right for the aviation industry to explore innovative new propolusion technologies.

Read about the electric future and the disrupters driving the aviation industry towards electric propolusion in this article.

Presentations

More Electric Aircraft Electro-Mechanical Actuator Regenerated Power Management

Dr. Christian Ian Hill from the University of Nottingham gave a presentation on last years conference about causes of regeneration in EMAs, options for energy management, modelica library for electro-mechanical actuator system studies including fault scenarios and losses, AC distribution and aircraft electrical power systems.

Multi-Megawatt Electric Power Sytems for Aircraft Propulsion

The aircraft industry is looking seriously at Hybrid Electric aircraft to allow a distributed propulsion approach (HEDP).

Peter Malkin from the University of Newcastle shares his presentation and gives insights into these systems, highlighting the usage of large multi megawatt electric power networks that can meet the requirements of aerospace applications and in particular power density.

Accounting for Power and Thermal Effects Early in the Aircraft Design Process

Darcy Allison from Air Force Reserach Laboratory shows insights into optimized integrated multidisciplinary sytems (OPTIMUS). 

Look at his presentation from last years conference and read about their in-house AFRL OPTIMUS program, including design analysis and optimization, effectiveness-based design, centrality of propulsion system to thermal subsystem and aircraft performance and approaches to solve these issues.

Power Electronics - The Enabling Technology for Future Aircraft

Professor Pat Wheeler from the University of Nottingham shares his presentation on the following topics:

  • Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group
  • The More Electric Aircraft & All Electric Aircraft
  • Case Study: Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems for Civil Aircraft
  • Case Study: Aircraft Starter/Generator

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Attendee Snapshot - MEA 2016

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

Sponsorship Prospectus MEA 2017

Download the More Electric Aircraft Sponsorship Prospectus to find out more about the event, the attendees, the most urgent areas of investment, and how you can partner with us!