Electric Aircraft 2011-2021 Report Released

A comprehensive and future-looking report on electric aircraft from today as well as upcoming projects for the next 10 years has been released by the Dutch online media company ASD Media, where ASD stands for  Aerospace, Space, Aviation, Defense and Security, all of the above.

The 207 page Electric Aircraft 2011-2021 report is

the first and only report to analyse all forms of electric flying vehicle from robot insects to new solar airships, light aircraft and airliners and give timelines to 2021. It covers manned and unmanned aircraft, technology, funding, standards and other aspects for hybrid and pure electric versions across the world. Unusually, we compare what is happening in aviation with progress in land and water based electric vehicles that are in some ways further progressed yet use similar components and powertrains to achieve largely similar objectives.

The PDF version costs a mere US$3,995 and a hard copy can be had for a trifling US$4250. What, you don’t have that amount lying around? Just forgo your Starbucks fix for the next 2 and a quarter years.

But seriously, just a look at the TOC makes me salivate.

Table of Content

1.1. Introduction to electric aircraft
1.2. Range extenders
1.3. Energy harvesting
1.4. Traction batteries
1.5. Fuel cells
1.6. Comparisons
1.7. Supercapacitors
1.8. Traction motors
1.9. Need for more benchmarking
1.10. Market projections 2011-2021

2.1. Definitions and scope
2.2. Needs
2.3. Encouragement
2.4. Impediments
2.4.1. VESPAS Europe
2.5. Benchmarking best practice with land and seagoing EVs
2.6. Standards and rules
2.7. Airport EVs show the way

3.1. Powertrains
3.1.1. Pure electric vs hybrid
3.1.2. Convergence
3.1.3. Options
3.1.4. Range extenders
3.1.5. Airliner superconducting motor with range extender
3.2. Motors
3.3. Batteries
3.3.1. Battery history
3.3.2. Analogy to a container of liquid
3.3.3. Construction of a battery
3.3.4. Many shapes of battery
3.3.5. Trend to laminar and conformal traction batteries
3.3.6. Aurora laminar batteries in aircraft.
3.3.7. Choices of chemistry and assembly
3.3.8. Lithium winners today and soon
3.3.9. Lithium polymer electrolyte now important
3.3.10. Winning chemistry
3.3.11. Winning lithium traction battery manufacturers
3.3.12. Making lithium batteries safe
3.3.13. GE Aviation Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research & Development Center
3.4. Fuel cells
3.4.1. Slow progress with fuel cells
3.4.2. Aerospace and aviation applications
3.4.3. AeroVironment USA
3.4.4. Boeing Europe
3.4.5. Boeing and Airbus USA, Europe
3.4.6. ENFICA Italy and UK
3.4.7. Pipistrel Slovenia
3.4.8. Skyspark Italy
3.4.9. University of Stuttgart Germany
3.5. Supercapacitors, supercabatteries
3.5.1. What is a capacitor?
3.5.2. Supercabattery
3.6. Energy harvesting
3.6.1. Multiple forms of energy to be managed
3.6.2. Boeing and Versa USA, Qinetiq & Newcastle University UK
3.6.3. AeroVironment/ NASA USA
3.6.4. Boeing USA
3.6.5. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
3.6.6. ETH Zurich Switzerland
3.6.7. Green Pioneer China
3.6.8. Gossamer Penguin USA
3.6.9. Néphélios France
3.6.10. QinetiQ UK
3.6.11. Soaring China
3.6.12. Solair Germany
3.6.13. Solar Flight USA
3.6.14. Sunseeker USA
3.6.15. University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany
3.6.16. US Air Force
3.6.17. Northrop Grumman USA
3.7. Other energy harvesting
3.8. Regenerative soaring
3.9. Power beaming
3.10. Hybrid powertrains in action
3.10.1. Multifuel and monoblock engines
3.10.2. Bye Energy USA, France
3.10.3. Lotus UK
3.10.4. Microturbines – Bladon Jets, Capstone, ETV Motors, Atria
3.11. Hybrid aircraft projects
3.11.1. Delta Airlines USA
3.11.2. DLR Germany
3.11.3. EADS Germany
3.11.4. Flight Design Germany
3.11.5. GSE USA
3.11.6. Ricardo UK
3.11.7. Turtle Airships Spain
3.11.8. University of Bristol UK
3.11.9. University of Colorado USA
3.12. Rethinking the structural design

4.1. SUAV
4.1.1. Aerovironment small AUVs
4.1.2. Rotomotion
4.1.3. Robot insects
4.1.4. Reconnaissance bugs and bats
4.1.5. Nano air vehicle
4.1.6. Lite Machines Corporation USA
4.2. Large electrical UAVs
4.3. Phantom Works USA plane-car
4.4. Flying motorcycle Samson Motorworks
4.5. Japanese solar sail to Venus

5.1. Alatus Ukraine
5.2. Alisport Silent Club Italy
5.3. APAME France
5.4. Diamond Aircraft, Siemens, EADS
5.5. EADS Germany, France
5.6. Electravia France
5.7. Electric Aircraft Corporation USA
5.8. Falx USA
5.9. Flightstar USA
5.10. Lange Aviation Germany
5.11. Pipistrel Slovenia
5.12. Renault France
5.13. Russian Government
5.14. Sikorsky USA
5.15. SkySpark
5.16. Sonex USA
5.17. Sunrise USA
5.18. Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
5.19. Tokyo University Japan
5.20. Windward Performance USA
5.21. University of Cambridge UK
5.22. Yuneec International China
5.23. Potential for electric airliners
5.24. Airliner electric nose wheel for taxiing
5.24.1. APU powered electric nose wheel
5.24.2. Fuel cell powered electric nose wheel

6.1. Forecast sales 2011-2021
6.2. Energy efficient aircraft – the next 15 years
6.3. Swarming, self-healing networks of UAVs


Everyone, get your school library and your town library to get a copy.


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One Response to Electric Aircraft 2011-2021 Report Released

  1. Nolan says:

    In my residence when I take bored, afterward I simply ON my PC and open YouTube web page to watch
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