AIAA and IEEE TEC - Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) – New Event!

 AIAA IEEE.TEC Symp 2018


The aerospace industry has set ambitious goals for the next three generations of commercial transport aircraft to accommodate rapid growth in emerging markets and ensure sustainability of air travel. One approach being explored to meet these targets is non-traditional aircraft propulsion using electric, turboelectric or hybrid-electric powertrains.

Recent workshops by the IEEE and AIAA have identified the need to bring together electrical engineers and aerospace experts as the industry looks to more electric propulsion technologies for future aircraft. 

For 2018, the AIAA Aircraft Electric Propulsion and Power Working Group and the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community are collaborating to organize a new two-day symposium to address these issues. The event is set for 12-13 July following the AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum.

The symposium will focus on electric aircraft technology across three programmatic tracks: (1) electric-power enabled aircraft configurations and system requirements, (2) enabling technologies for electric aircraft propulsion, and (3) electric aircraft system integration and controls. Abstracts are solicited in specific areas of relevancy including, but not limited to, the following: 

Track 1: Aircraft Configurations & Systems Requirements
  • System feasibility studies
  • Electric-enabled innovative aircraft design and propulsion concepts
  • Electrical powertrain performance requirements
  • Safety, critical failure modes, certification 
  • Lifecycle energy, operational cost, and emission analysis
Track 2: Enabling Technologies
  • Machines and drives integration for optimum performance
  • Conventional, cryogenic, and superconducting
  • Fault tolerant power systems and components 
  • Energy storage devices and systems
  • Electric machine and turbofan engine integration
  • New material solutions or applications
  • Novel thermal management solutions
  • Verification and testing
  • Safety, critical failure modes, certification 
  • Lifecycle energy, operational cost, and emission analysis
Track 3: System Integration and Controls
  • Electric powertrain architectures
  • Fault isolation and reconfigurable systems
  • Energy management systems
  • Integrated electro-thermal systems
  • System modeling tools
  • Monitoring and diagnostics

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If you are interested in submitting an abstract or making a technical presentation please contact the Technical Co-chairs for the symposium.

Phil Ansell –

Andy Gibson –