AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) 🗓

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The aerospace industry has set ambitious goals for the next three generations of commercial transport aircraft to accommodate rapid growth in emerging markets and ensure the sustainability of air travel. One approach being explored to meet these targets is non-traditional aircraft propulsion using electric, turboelectric or hybrid-electric powertrains. Recent events by the IEEE and AIAA have identified the need to bring together electrical engineers and aerospace experts as the industry looks to more electric propulsion technologies for future aircraft. These events include the 2018 EATS, which featured four keynote addresses, an active panel session, 57 technical presentations, and over 170 attendees.

This two and a half-day symposium will focus on electric aircraft technology across three general areas: (1) electric-power enabled aircraft configurations and system requirements, (2) enabling technologies for electric aircraft propulsion, and (3) electric aircraft system integration and controls. Papers cover all relevant areas including, but not limited to:

  • Topic Area 1: Aircraft Configurations and Systems Requirements
    • System feasibility studies
    • Electric-enabled innovative aircraft design and propulsion concepts
    • Electrical powertrain performance requirements
    • Safety, critical failure modes, certification
    • Lifecycle energy, operational cost, and emission analysis
  • Topic Area 2: Enabling Technologies and Components
    • Machines and drives integration for optimum performance
    • Conventional, cryogenic, and superconducting power systems
    • Energy storage devices and systems
    • Electric machine and gas turbine integration
    • New material solutions or applications
    • Novel thermal management solutions
  • Topic Area 3: System Integration and Controls
    • Electric powertrain architectures
    • Fault isolation and reconfigurable systems
    • Energy management systems
    • Integrated electro-thermal systems
    • System modeling tools
    • Monitoring and diagnostics
    • Verification and testing


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