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Superconducting Machines and Power Systems for Electric-Drive Aeropropulsion
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published November 11, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Event: Power Systems Conference
Citation: Choi, T., Mavris, D., and Masson, P., "Superconducting Machines and Power Systems for Electric-Drive Aeropropulsion," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 1(1):861-875, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-2862.
Societal demands of recent years have increasingly pressured the development of greener technologies in all sectors of the nation's transportation infrastructure, including that of civilian aviation. This study explores the concept of electric-drive aeropropulsion, aided by high-temperature superconducting technology, as an enabler for enhancing the environmental characteristics at the air-vehicle level. Potential improvements in the areas of aircraft noise, emissions, and energy efficiency are discussed in the context of supporting the latest strategic goals of leading governmental organizations.