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Solid-State Exergy Optimized Electric Aircraft Thermal and Fault ManagementFuture air vehicles will increasingly incorporate electrical powertrains that require very tight system level integration of power, propulsion, thermal, fault protection, and airframe technologies. This paper provides an overview of a new category of thermal energy conversion technology that can be used to enable a fully solid-state integrated thermal and fault management electric aircraft protection system, while synergistically managing and recycling both the low-grade waste heat from electrical components and the high-grade waste heat from engine components. This is achieved with exergy amplification of the powertrain waste-heat, a new class of fast flight-weight breakers, new class of long variable conductance heat pipe with multiple switchable condensers, new class of turbofan integrated heat exchangers and a gradient-based powertrain system optimizer.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Rodger W Dyson
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Luis Rodriguez
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Mary Ellen Roth
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Paul Raitano
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
July 24, 2020
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)
Location: Virtual
Country: US
Start Date: August 26, 2020
End Date: August 28, 2020
Sponsors: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 081876.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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