Efficient electric propulsion systems for aircraft

Electrified aircraft propulsion is the use of propulsors (propellers or fans) driven by electric motors to propel aircraft. The technology requires the development or refinement of several components to ensure the electric system supplies the electric power for propulsion efficiently while keeping electromagnetic emissions within safety limits.

The EU-funded EASIER project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from different countries who will conduct research on multiple topics related to electric power systems. In particular, they will investigate filter systems that suppress electromagnetic interference (EMI) and lightweight electrical wiring interconnection systems that limit EMI generation. What is more, they will examine how to improve heat transfer from electrical systems to the aircraft exterior.