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 design innovative energy conversion systems for airvehicles
R&I needs: 
Step change increase in power electronics power density Development of very high power circuitry for new propulsion principles (hybrid, full electric)
Achievements
2020: 
* Power electronics with improved power density * Power electronics adapted for 1 MW-class power demand * High Voltage power electronics (270V DC)
2035: 
* Power electronics with further improved power density * Power electronics adapted for 5 MW-class power demand * Higher Voltage power electronics (>270V DC)
2050: 
* Power electronics with further improved power density * Power electronics adapted for more than 10 MW-class power demand

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