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 distribution systems for air vehicles
R&I needs: 
low loss, high power density, high capacity electrical power distribution system technologies
Achievements
2020: 
* Cabling superconductivity for aircraft application (TRL 3) * High Voltage energy distribution (270V DC)
2035: 
* First application of Low resistance cabling to support 5 MW-class power demand * Higher Voltage energy distribution (>270V DC)
2050: 
* Distribution technologies required for more than 10 MW-class power demand

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