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NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) Single-Aisle Transport Air Vehicle Hybrid Electric Tail-Cone Thruster Powertrain Configuration and Test ResultsA key technical challenge is to establish a viable concept for a MW-class hybrid gas-electric propulsion system for a commercial transport aircraft. This includes developing aircraft propulsion system conceptual designs, integrating sub-systems, high efficiency/power density electric machines, flight-weight power system and electronics, and enabling materials in high voltage insulation, high frequency soft magnetics, and conductors. The primary benefit of this research is to diversify the current turbofan propulsion options to include hybrid electric propulsion elements that reduce energy usage, emissions, and noise. A reconfigurable powertrain testbed at NASA Glenn Research Center is described including test results from the initial 500 kW powertrain configuration.
Document ID
20180005342
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dyson, Rodger W. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 17, 2018
Publication Date
July 12, 2018
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion and Power
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN57647
Meeting Information
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)(Cincinnati, OH)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 081876.02.03.05
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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