Keyword: Electric aircraft

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Briefs: Power
A team of MIT engineers is creating a one-megawatt motor that could be a key stepping-stone toward electrifying larger aircraft. The team has designed and tested the major components of the motor.
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Articles: Energy
Research and development work continue to deliver cleaner, more efficient, and more diverse ways of generating the energy we need to power modern society.
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Briefs: Aerospace
New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.
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Articles: Manned Systems
Aviation is emerging aggressively from the pandemic to turn setbacks into comebacks.
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Articles: Aerospace
Electric aircraft hold tremendous potential to improve emission, noise, and operating economics across a range of different applications in support of the goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Briefs: Power

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

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Application Briefs: Energy
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
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Articles: Transportation
The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent.
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Articles: Automotive
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new battery technology could improve electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
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Briefs: Aerospace

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel aircraft design that can carry 150+ passengers over a range of 3,500 nautical miles. Key features include a turboelectric propulsion system, twin...

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Briefs: Energy

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a variable-frequency, alternating current (AC) power system to enable turbo-electric and hybrid electric...

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Briefs: Aerospace

Some unmanned aircraft designs attempt to combine the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the increased speed and range capabilities of fixed-wing airplanes....

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Articles: Aerospace

Thanks to advancements developed by NASA, today’s aviation industry is better equipped than ever to safely and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations. In fact, every U.S. aircraft and...

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Who's Who: Propulsion
Jim Heidmann, Project Manager for NASA’s Advanced Air Transport Technology Project, and Jason Welstead, Aerospace Engineer

Jim Heidmann of Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH) and Jason Welstead of Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA) have led NASA efforts to develop all-electric and hybrid-electric designs for large passenger aircraft....

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Hydraulic and pneumatic systems have traditionally been the market leader in providing power in the aerospace and defense industry because of their low cost and...

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Briefs: Motion Control

A commercial version of the NASA plasma-contactor hollow-cathode assembly (PC HCA) has been developed. The NASA PC HCA is a highly reliable hollow discharge cathode that is the most thoroughly...

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Briefs: Software
Updated Software for Predicting Noise From Aircraft

The FOOTPR and RADIUS computer programs implement state-of-the-art mathematical models for predicting levels of noise generated by existing or proposed aircraft. These programs can be used to calculate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) noise-certification levels, airport-vicinity noise...

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