PhD Studentship in Design Electric Power System at Cranfield University, UK
Cranfield University and Rolls-Royce Announce PhD Studentship in Investigating Electric Power System Design Concepts for the all-Electric Aircraft, UK
Study Subject: Investigating electric power system design concepts for the all-electric aircraft
Employer: Cranfield University and Rolls-Royce
Description: Cranfield University have a collaborative research opportunity with Rolls-Royce, which aims to investigate future possibilities and concepts of an electric power system for all-electric, low emission aircrafts.
Given the predicted growth in air traffic, the demand to reduce the effect the aerospace industry has on the environment (emissions and noise), the increasing cost of kerosene and the technical maturity of present solutions, the aerospace industry is increasingly looking to more radical solutions with the aim of reducing emissions, fuel burn and noise. Examples of more radical propulsion options which generally require advanced electrical technologies include: lightweight energy storage, lightweight power electronics (cryo cooled), and lightweight electrical machines (super conducting).
Working as part of a wider future aircraft concept research team, this research will build on a previous project, which developed a functional assessment for the electric power system design of the all-electric aircraft (AEA). This research focuses on the future concepts of the electric power system for the AEA
Scholarship Application Deadline: 14 February 2011
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