Dr. Peter Jänker (Airbus)
Airbus, Siemens, TU Munich, University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Munich University, DLR, Bauhaus Luftfahrt
The PowerLab research laboratories are tasked with testing the viability of hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems in turboprop aircraft and rescue and ambulance helicopters. To this end the project partners will develop prototypes of the key components. On the PowerLab test bed experts will test lightweight and reliable propulsion motors, networks, energy storage systems and control computers for aircraft and helicopter energy management. Research will focus on innovative lightweight engineering concepts for the propulsion elements to achieve the high energy and output density required in aeronautics, with energy efficiency and reliability always being the foremost interest.