Investigation of eAircraft energetic optimization


J. Dorogi, T. Debreceni and G. Gy. Balázs




The development and spreading of electric aircrafts happen differently from what we would expect based on the electrification of automotive. Replacing the total combustion-based propulsion system to a fully electric drive system raises the need for optimization due to the energy efficiency. However, the mechanical and aerodynamical characteristics should be considered as well as the electrical in order to get a universal evaluation process. The aim of the present paper is to provide a method and metrics for energetic optimization during mission profile-oriented design of batteries. Therefore, more realistic claims can be raised against long-term electric aviation in terms of technical and also economical purposes.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 189-192 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:
REF: 268-17 Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.268 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

J. Dorogi(1), T. Debreceni(2) and G. Gy. Balázs(1)
1. Siemens Zrt., Budapest, Hungary.
2. Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary,

Key word

Electric aircraft, aircraft propulsion, mission profile, electric vehicles, efficiency, optimization.


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[2] T. Debreceni, G. Gy. Balázs and I. Varjasi, “Mission Profile-Oriented Design of Battery Systems for Electric
Vehicles in MATLAB/Simulink®”, International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’16), Madrid, Spain, May 2016, Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ) Conference Proceedings.