An extraordinary technological effort to define air vehicle systems of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define air vehicle systems of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Cluster of enablers: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define the air vehicles of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Capability
Capability: 
To design energy management systems that minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption
Sub capability: 
To use energy harvesting to minimise air vehicle environmental impact and energy consumption
R&I needs: 
Improve electro-mechanical efficiency and reduce mass of generators and motors Energy harvesting technologies for air vehicle applications
Achievements
2020: 
* Electric motors and power generator with available improved efficiency * Fuel cells used for aircraft operations * e-APU * Low noise APU design & integration * Braking energy recovery
2035: 
* Electric motors and power generator with further improved efficiency and weight * Capability of reusing wasted thermal energy, including engine exhaust * Aircraft descent energy recovery from airframe and engine * System design for maximum energy recovery

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