11–13 August 2021
Virtual

Building upon successful events in 2018–2020, the 2021 Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium will look at progress over the past year and continue the discussion about the aerospace industry goals for future aircraft. To accommodate rapid growth in emerging markets and ensure sustainability of air travel, one approach being explored is using nontraditional aircraft propulsion: electric, turboelectric, or hybrid/electric powertrains. AIAA and IEEE crafted this unique symposium to bring the aerospace engineers and the electrical engineers together to discuss these topics and their challenges.

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2021 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Symposium Call for Papers

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Please direct questions to:  
David K. Hall, Pennsylvania State University
Gökçin Çınar, Georgia Institute of Technology

Driven by ambitious goals for the future of aviation, electrified aircraft propulsion has emerged as a key enabling technology for concepts ranging from more-electric aircraft to hybrid-electric propulsion systems and all-electric urban air mobility. Recognizing the growing importance of this multi-disciplinary field, AIAA and IEEE have identified the need to bring together electrical, propulsion system, and aerospace engineers as the industry looks to electrified propulsion technologies for future aircraft. The 3rd annual EATS event, held virtually in 2020, featured keynote addresses, panel sessions, and multiple technical presentation sessions over three days. More than 300 people from industry, government and academia attended.

The 4th annual AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium will take place 11–13 August 2021. Abstracts with a minimum length of 1500 words are encouraged, though successful submissions must include sufficient detail to demonstrate the purpose of the paper, the technical foundation for the topics to be discussed, any preliminary results to date, and the expected results of the final paper, including key figures, equations, tables, and references, as appropriate. Authors should submit to the topic, "Electric Aircraft Technology," during Step 2: Submission Details of the abstract submission process.

Papers are solicited in all relevant areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Electrified Aircraft Design (Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing)
  • Electric Machines
  • Electric Power Management and Distribution
  • Electrical Energy Generation and Storage (Battery, Fuel Cell, Solar, Regeneration, and Others)
  • Electrified Propulsion System Architectures
  • Failure/Fault Mode Protection, Diagnostics, and Modeling
  • High Voltage Considerations
  • Mission Operation (Energy, Cost, Emissions)
  • Power Electronics
  • Safety, Certification, and Standards
  • Superconducting and Cryogenic Systems and Components
  • System Dynamics, Modeling, and Control
  • Thermal Management
  • Vehicle, Propulsion, and Electric System Integration
  • Verification, Validation, and Testing

All are welcome at the Electric Aircraft Technology 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. 


Call for Proposals - AIAA/IEEE EATS Student Design Competition
 Registration Details
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) Dual Registration
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) Single Registration

Full Conference $149      Student $49
Receive a discounted registration rate to EATS with the purchase of full conference registration or student registration for the 2021 AIAA AVIATION Forum and the 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.

*Includes single-user access to all virtual sessions for the 2021 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium.

Full Conference $249       Student $99
*Includes single-user access to all virtual sessions for the 2021 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium.

 How to Register
  1. For the fastest, easiest service, register online. Please note that registration for the Forum does NOT include AIAA membership.
  2. Cancellations must be in writing and received no later than 19 July 2021. There is a $100 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel beyond this date or fail to attend the forum will forfeit the entire fee.

For questions about registration, please contact Sandra Turner, Manager, Registration: +1.703.264.7508.

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 Schedule
  • 1130 – 1245
    Panel Sessions
    Description

    EATS-01 AIAA/IEEE EATS Student Design Competition
    EATS-02 EATS Rolling Recap I

    Panelists
    • Josef Kallo
      CEO, H2FLY Gmbh and Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Ulm
  • 1300 – 1400
    Keynote Address: John S. Langford III
    Description
     
    Keynote
    • John S. Langford, III
      Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Electra.aero, Founder and former CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences
  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: Hydrogen: Hope or Hype?
    Description
    This is a joint Propulsion and Energy/EATS session.
    Panelists
    • John-Paul-Clarke John-Paul Clarke
      Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Universal Hydrogen; Professor and Ernest Cockrell Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
    • Placeholder-Male Gary Mills
      Staff Consultant , Ball Aerospace
    • Placeholder-Male Hideyuki Taguchi
      Senior Researcher, Hydrogen Aerospace Plane Team, JAXA
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-04 Electric Machines I
    EATS-05 Electrified Aircraft Design I
    EATS-06 System Dynamics, Modeling, and Control

  • 1000 – 1100
    Keynote Address: Jean Botti
    Description

    Jean Botti
    CEO
    VoltAero SA and Cassiollc

    Keynote
  • 1115 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-08 Electrified Propulsion System Architectures I
    EATS-10 Superconducting and Cryogenic Systems and Components I
    EATS-09 High Voltage Considerations

  • 1245 – 1400
    Panel Session
    Description

    EATS-11: Electrified Flight Development Programs

    Moderator
    • Gokcin-Cinar Gokcin Cinar
      Research Engineer II, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), Georgia Tech
  • 1300 – 1415
    Panel Session
    Description

    EATS-12 Superconducting and Cryogenic Systems and Components II

  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
    Description
    EATS-13 Electric Machines II
    EATS-14 Electric Power Management and Distribution
    EATS-15 Electrified Propulsion System Architectures II
  • 1000 – 1100
    Keynote Address: Amanda Simpson
    Description

    Keynote Address by Amanda Simpson, Vice President, Research and Technology, Airbus Americas

    Keynote
  • 1115 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-18 Electrified Aircraft Design II
    EATS-17 Electrical Energy Generation and Storage
    EATS-19 Power Electronics I

  • 1200 – 1315
    Panel Session
    Description

    EATS-20 Electric Drive Train Technology

    Moderator
    • Placeholder-Male Bahareh Zaghari
      Lecturer in Propulsion Integration, Centre for Propulsion Engineering, Cranfield University
    Panelists
  • 1300 – 1400
    Technical Session
    Description

    EATS-21 Mission Operations

  • 1345 – 1515
    Panel Session
    Description

    EATS-22 Advanced Air Mobility

    Moderator
  • 1400 – 1515
    Technical Session
    Description

    EATS-23 EATS Rolling Recap II

  • 1430 – 1515
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-24 Power Electronics II
    EATS-25 Thermal Management

  • 1530 – 1630
    Closing Session
    Description

    EATS-26 EATS Closing Session

 

Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Begins:
3 December 2020

Abstract Deadline:
11 February 2021, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Registration Opens: 
21 April 2021

Author Notifications:
30 April 2021

Manuscript & Presentation Deadline:
8 July 2021, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Virtual EATS Events: 
11–13 August 2021

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