The role of piston hybrids in the electrification of flight
juni 11, 2020 13:00 - 15:00
Revolutions in aircraft design typically follow revolutions in aerospace propulsion. Electrification is disrupting the design of new types of aircraft, creating opportunities for new markets, lower operating cost, reduced noise, and increased reliability. Designing an electric aircraft powertrain involves a complex tradeoff between mission, aircraft design, performance goals, and weight. New technologies bring new design rules with them, and the emergence of hybrids as an attractive powertrain architecture for many missions impacts the types of engines that are best suited for different applications. Battery packs and turbine hybrids have become the default choices for aircraft designers, but recent R&D suggests that there are compelling reasons for piston hybrids, especially ones using high-efficiency diesel engines, to play a significant role in the next 20 years of aerospace electrification. This technical forum will provide perspective from thought leaders in hybrid technology, battery packs, advanced diesel piston engines, and electric aircraft design.
Erik Lindbergh, Chairman, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
Dr. Pat Anderson, Director, Eagle Flight Research Center, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Eric Bartsch, CEO, VerdeGo Aero
Dr. Don Hillebrand, Director, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Chris Pollitt, Associate Vice President of Engineering, Continental Motors
Aero is participating in the June 11th Lindbergh Innovation Forum to discuss the unique role that piston hybrid systems play in electrification of flight.
Registration is limited to the first 100 people so click through to the link if you are interested in hearing about the next generation of aviation propulsion.
The time mentioned: 1pm – 3 pm is US Central Time!!