A Control Systems Perspective of Electrical Aircraft Propulsion: Vision and Challenges 26 August 2020 1500 - 1650

The integration of turbine engines and electric machines into a hybrid electric-gas turbine engine systems presents new opportunities to improve the design, operability, and performance of aircraft propulsion systems.  To achieve these benefits, a number of unique challenges for aircraft and engine manufacturers must be overcome.  This session brings together controls experts from NASA,  and industry address the following goals:

1. Communicate a vision for how the development of controls technologies can enable new hybrid propulsion and power systems that meet NASA’s strategic vision for electrified aircraft propulsion.

2. Identify gaps in controls technology that present roadblocks to commercialization of those systems as a basis for motivating future research investment.

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