NASA Uses Electric Propulsion in Experimental Plane
NASA is researching ideas that could lead to developing an electric propulsion-powered aircraft that would be quieter, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly than today's commuter aircraft. The proposed piloted experimental airplane is called Sceptor, short for the Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Technology and Operations Research. The concept involves removing the wing from an Italian-built Tecnam P2006T aircraft and replacing it with an experimental wing integrated with electric motors.
Researchers are integrating Sceptor aircraft systems with a NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center flight simulator for pilots to evaluate handling qualities. Researchers also will be able to study balancing the power demands of the motors with batteries and then a turbine. Sceptor could be a solution to greater fuel efficiency, improved performance, and ride quality and aircraft noise reduction.
Air Force Completes First Magnetic Navigation Flight on C-17 - Mobility...
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR - Mobility...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Navy Selects Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Develop Hypersonic Missile -...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
How Metal Additive Manufacturing Is Driving the Future of Tooling
Microelectronics Design Security: Better with Formal Methods
Solving Complex Thermal Challenges of Today’s Space Market
Manufacturing & Prototyping
Traction-Motor Innovations for Passenger and Commercial Electric...
5 Ways to Test Wearable Devices
Mastering the Challenges of the Software Defined Vehicle: Digital...