Aerofit Batteries – Integrated cell to system development for climate-neutral aviation

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CO2 emissions are the main driver of global climate change with aviation accounting in 2020 for 2.5% of global CO2 emissions (and 3.5% of global warming potential) [1,2]. Electrification of aircraft propulsion is considered as one key enabler for tackling the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aviation.
Battery technologies fit for upcoming fully- and hybrid- electric aircraft from commuter to regional (50+ pax) size as well as their system integration face various challenges:
• Specific cell designs considering the particular requirements of aeronautic applications, optimizing potentially conflicting targets between energy – power – cyclability – safety;
• Lightweight, safe and scalable (up to MWh-class) battery packs with integrated sensing/monitoring, and electrical and thermal management;
Adequate numerical tools for performance, ageing and safety modelling capable of bridging cell to large-scale system integration taking into account aeronautic certification standards are required.
Within several EU funded research projects (HE HighSpin, HE HELENA, H2020 IMOTHEP, H2020 ORCHESTRA, CA HECATE), AIT pushes the development of next generation electrochemistries, aeronautic cells and modules and aspects of aircraft system integration as well as the integration of electrical energy storage into aeronautical structures (CS2 SOLIFY and HE MATISSE). The AIT HEAT research team pursues an integrated modelbased cell-to-systems approach taking advantage of the outcome of in-house battery development and testing to accelerate aircraft electrification.
A large amount of data generated in these projects at various levels from material and cell characterisation, manufacturing to performance and safety testing, and simulation needs to be handled in a structured way to make them FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). To address this challenge within AIT, we aim at building up a battery database upon the BattInfo ontology developed in BIG-MAP.
This poster presents the integrated AIT approach and the data management under development.
[1] CO2 emissions - Our World in Data
[2] Climate change and flying: what share of global CO2 emissions come from aviation? - Our World in Data
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 9 Mai 2023
VeranstaltungBATTERY2030+ Annual conference - Uppsala University, Uppsala, Schweden
Dauer: 9 Mai 202310 Mai 2023


KonferenzBATTERY2030+ Annual conference

Research Field

  • Hybrid Electric Aircraft Technologies

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