28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.6.1
PROGRESS AND PERSPECTIVES OF ELECTRIC AIR TRANSPORT
H. Kuhn, A. Seitz, L. Lorenz, A. T. Isikveren, A. Sizmann
Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., Germany
Keywords: electric motive power systems, ragone metrics, exergy concept, electric flying
The feasibility and innovation potential of zero-emission and hybrid-electric flying is evaluated based on physical performance perspectives of electric power and storage technologies as well as hybrid power architectures. The essential scaling properties for air transport mission requirements of these motive power systems, using various sources of electricity, are presented.
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