EATS


Below is information from the 2019 AIAA/IEEE EATS. Check back soon for more details.


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
Program Schedule:

All are welcome at the Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium; however, please note this event will be co-located with the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and will require a separate registration fee for participants and attendees.

 

  • 1400 – 1630
    EATS-01: Rolling Recap on Aircraft Electrified Propulsion and Power/NASA Urban Air Grand Challenge
    Room

    White River A/B

    Description

    The Rolling Recap session’s objective is to disseminate information in the rapidly emerging and exciting area of Aircraft Electrified Propulsion and Power technology to forum attendees. The session presents a summary of papers/panel sessions from previous AIAA conferences on electric aircraft and propulsion, and keeps the community informed. The session also presents an opportunity to discuss relevant technology developments and activities in the industry.

    Starr Ginn will discuss the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's (ARMD) plans to host a series of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) “Grand Challenges.” The Grand Challenge (GC) series is designed to promote public confidence in UAM safety, facilitate community-wide learning while capturing the public’s imagination, and give prospective manufacturers and operators insights into the evolving regulatory and operational environment. The Grand Challenge series will focus on Vehicle performance, safety assurance, airspace interoperability, readiness for civil use, and noise.

    Chair: Irewole Orisamolu (Pratt & Whitney)
    Co-Chair: Nateri Madavan (NASA-Ames Research Center)
    Co-Chair: Amy Jankovsky (NASA Glenn Research Center)

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Technologies – Air Taxis to Airliners
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    Rapid advances in technology of engines, electric motors, power converters, and batteries are ushering in a new era of electrified air transport systems, from vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to large transport aircraft. The electric VTOL (eVTOL) technology inspires the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) community to revolutionize commuting within metropolitan areas while the larger electric transport aircraft address energy usage and environmental issues on a global scale. Many companies are already developing a variety of eVTOL vehicles with the intent of commercialization. Similarly, there is an increasing interest in the electrification of larger aircraft systems. Airbus, Boeing, and a other companies have already suggested the feasibility of these airplanes and are planning to commercialize them in the near future.

    In this panel, representatives from organizations that are actively engaged in the research and development of such vehicles will discuss technologies and challenges involved, including transitioning technologies up in scale from air taxis to airliners.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Barbara Esker Barbara Esker
      Deputy Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    • Andrew Gibson Andrew Gibson
      President, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.
    • Hao Huang Hao Huang
      Technology Chief, Electrical Power, GE Aviation
    • John Nairus John Nairus
      Chief Engineer, Power & Control Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 1230 – 1330
    Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium Keynote: Electric Flight - Challenges and Opportunities
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Keynote
    • Andreas Klockner c Andreas Klöckner
      Coordinator Electric Flight, Programme Strategy Aeronautics, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 1330 – 1600
    Electric Propulsion: Challenges and Opportunities, A NASA Led Initiative
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

  • 1330 – 1600
    Technical Sessions I
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Electrified Aircraft Systems Studies
    Topic Area 2: Motor Power Electronics and Systems Fault Detection
    Topic Area 3: Component Integration and System Architectures
  • 1600 – 1730
    Safety, Standards, and Regulations for Electrified Aircraft
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1800 – 2030
    Reception
    Description
    Hosted by University of Illinois
  • 0800 – 0900
    The Many Possible Futures of Electric Flight
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Keynote
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions II
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Electrified Aircraft Design and Novel Concepts

    Topic Area 2: Power Converters
    Topic Area 2: Energy Storage Systems 

  • 1200 – 1300
    Lunch
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

  • 1300 – 1430
    Electrified Propulsion Technologies for Emerging Small Aircraft Markets
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Moderator
    • Starr Ginn Starr Ginn
      Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Lead, NASA Aeronautics
    Panelists
  • 1430 – 1500
    Networking Break
  • 1500 – 1730
    Technical Sessions III
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 2: Design and Test of Electric Motor Systems

    Topic Area 2: Electromechanical Interactions and Modeling
    Topic Area 3: System Optimization

  • 0800 – 0900
    Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium Keynote
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Keynote
    • Alexander_Walan_Official_Photo_170912 Alexander Walan
      Program Manager, Lightning Strike Program Tactical Technology Office (TTO), DARPA
  • 0900 – 1130
    Technical Sessions IV
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Electrified Aircraft Subsystem Simulations and Methods
    Topic Area 2: Superconducting Materials
    Topic Area 3: Power Management Systems
  • 1130 – 1300
    Progress in Energy Storage & Conversion for Aeropropulsion
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1300 – 1530
    Technical Sessions V
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Challenges and Opportunities in Electrified Aircraft Systems

    Topic Area 2: Megawatt-Scale Motor Systems
    Topic Area 2: Electric Motor Wire and Power Transmission Insulation

  • 1530 – 1600
    Closing Remarks
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center

Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Begins:
5 November 2019

Abstract Deadline:
11 February 2020, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Online Registration Begins: 
April 2020

Author Notifications:
17 April 2020

Manuscript Deadline:
23 July 2019, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Early Member Registration Ends:
TBD

Standard Member Registration:
TBD

Onsite Registration Begins:
23 August 2019

EATS Sponsors

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