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Reference Number EP/X014150/1
Title Electrical Systems at High Altitude Research Facility (ELSA)
Status Started
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr C Gerada
No email address given
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2023
End Date 31 December 2024
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £2,005,055
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine
Region East Midlands
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr C Gerada , Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Dr L Johnson , Chemistry, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr P Wheeler , Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Professor DM Grant , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr CN Eastwick , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Prof A (Alasdair ) Cairns , Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Professor RJ Hague , Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Cummins Generator Technologies (0.000%)
Project Contact , Belcan UK (0.000%)
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Abstract Battery electrified power is predicted to become the dominant mode of propulsion in light duty ground transport and some small, shorter range aircraft. For larger aerospace applications, alternatives such as sustainable aviation fuel and liquid hydrogen appear attractive in the longer term as part of a hybrid electric propulsion system. In all cases, increasingly integrated electric drives of higher power density are required. A new high altitude climatic testing facility and coupled digital twin is proposed to enable world class research of disruptive electric propulsion component materials, designs and manufacturing up to system level and Megawatt scale. The research enabled will ultimately help reduce associated end use energy demand for Net Zero in this sector and other transport applications reliant on hybrid propulsion in the longer term such as heavy duty off-road
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Added to Database 01/03/23