solar-powered aircraft Articles

  • Hybrid powertrain for light aircraft

    In this paper, we evaluate the possibility of employing a hybrid powertrain to propel a light aircraft. The work suggests that the incorporation of a hybrid powertrain has little effect on fuel consumption for a light aircraft operating in a condition of straight and level cruise. However, there is a potential decrease in fuel consumption when a light aircraft operates either in climb or when ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergoenvironmental analysis of piston–prop aircrafts

    This study deals with exergoenvironmental analysis of a four–cylinder, spark ignition, naturally aspirated and air–cooled piston–prop aircraft engine for landing takeoff (LTO) and cruise phases. This analysis includes the three steps as follows: application of exergy analysis, finding the exergoenvironmental impacts, and allocation of both exergy streams and exergoenvironmental impacts. In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aircraft Engine Remote Visual Inspection

    An aircraft MRO center was in need of an easy to use borescope for use in a wide variety of applications on both turbine and piston powered aircraft. The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) from RF System Lab was selected because of its unique combination of features and very competitive price. Using the VJ-ADV, technicians are now able to conduct engine and airframe inspections quickly and easily, documenting ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development.

    It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • Vibration monitoring and analysis in aircraft engine test cells

    Snecma, part of the SAFRAN group, is dedicated to the production of engines for both air and space. Working alone or in partnership, Snecma designs, develops and produces engines for civil and military aircraft, launch vehicles and satellites. The company is organised in three divisions: Commercial Engines – Snecma and GE Transportation team up to produce the bestselling family of CFM56 ...

  • Characterization of particulate matter and gaseous emissions of a C-130H aircraft

    The gaseous and nonvolatile particulate matter (PM) emissions of two T56-A-15 turboprop engines of a C-130H aircraft stationed at the 123rd Airlift Wing in the Kentucky Air National Guard were characterized. The emissions campaign supports the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) project WP-1401 to determine emissions factors from military aircraft. The purpose of the ...

  • Entropy generation metric for evaluating and forecasting aircraft energy management systems

    A general Entropy Generation Minimisation (EGM) technique is applied to analyse the feasibility of energy recovery from aircraft avionics via thermoelectric (TE) devices. In employing this approach, a suitable control volume definition is chosen to evaluate the impact of an energy recovery system on the overall entropy generation of the aircraft over a mission. Only those systems which are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · aircraft noise · airport noise · algorithms 2

    For an external source, the noise level equation is   Leq=LW-20Log(r)-11dB(A)   where r is the distance and LW the source power. However, for an industrial complex, the next equation will be used: ...

  • Are Solar Powered Drones The Way Forward?

    Just recently, Titan Aerospace released a video of a solar-powered drone that will be put through rigorous testing later on this year. Named the Solara 50, the drone can theoretically fly without having to land constantly to fuel up. The implications are numerous – from the fact that a drone that does not need to land can be used in the name of science, to the possibility that it might be ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Airport Construction and Aircraft Monitoring example application – CR:243/1 case study

    Project Summary In this application a number of noise monitors were installed to measure the noise from a new international airport both during the construction and also when the airport opened. The noise monitors were located on buildings, in and around the centre of a large city. The Invictus Permanent Noise Monitor was chosen as each location was different and each installation needed ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • The global commercial aircraft market was valued at USD 189.21 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2013 - 2019.

    The global market for commercial aircraft is forecast to reach USD 265.71 billion by 2019. The market is driven by increased demand for aircrafts as an outcome of network expansion by airlines. Introduction of low cost carriers and expansion of destinations connected/served by airlines has in particular affected the demand for single aisle aircrafts. The report provides in-depth analysis of the ...


  • Component–based exergetic measures of an experimental turboprop/turboshaft engine for propeller aircrafts and helicopters

    In this paper, component–based exergetic assessment is presented for an experimental turboprop/turboshaft engine, including comparisons and exergetic performance such as their efficiencies, improvement potentials, exergy destruction rates, relative exergy destructions, fuel depletion ratios, productivity lacks, and fuel and product exergy factors with different power settings and torques. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Daimer Unveils Carpet Cleaners For Aircraft Maintenance Professionals Seeking Robust Steam Cleaner Machines

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the most renowned supplier of American produced cleaning machines to more than 200 countries for a variety of applications and markets, including such technologies as professional carpet cleaning machines, pressure-optimized truck mount carpet cleaners, and general carpet steam cleaners, is now shipping its 500 psi XTreme Power® XPH-9600 to the airline industry ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Proton Power 25m3 DIY Syngas Storage

    Based in Tennessee USA Proton Power Inc. (PPI) was founded by 2 remarkable entrepreneurs with previous successes in such diverse areas as aircraft brakes and neutron absorbers (don’t ask!). With this kind of history we knew their requirement was going to be beyond our usual scope. We weren’t wrong - they requested a 25m3 Base gas holder in which to store a syngas mixture with high ...


    By Base Structures Ltd

  • Carmanah Technologies Interviewed by News Ghana on Solar Airfield Lighting

    Cory Brigham, Aviation Sales Representative for Carmanah Technologies, met with News Ghana in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the Fourth Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit which ended in Accra on Friday. “It is possible to have airfield lighting at every airport; all your domestic airports, regional airports and international airports. This improves safety which ...

  • Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

    Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and the pioneers behind it: HOW IS THE PLANE FLYING ONLY ON SOLAR POWER? Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four ...


    By Associated Press

  • 5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

    This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek and was republished with permission from the World Resources Institute, a global research organization which seeks to create equity and prosperity through sustainable natural resource ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • NO x emission model of turbofan engine

    During last decade a lot of investigations also focused on the evaluation of aircraft engine impact on local and regional air quality in the vicinity of the airport. The emission inventory of aircraft engines are usually calculated on the basis of certificated emission indexes, which is provided by the engine manufacturer and reported in the database of ICAO. The certificated emission indices ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Low-noise Parking at Madrid Airport

    With over 34 million passengers, and handling over 360 000 flights annually, Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain is the fifth largest airport in Europe. It is owned by AENA (Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area), who manage over 60 airports throughout Spain and Latin America and handle over 160 million passengers each year. On experiencing a growing number of complaints from the neighbouring ...

  • Exergetic and exergo–economic analysis of a turboprop engine: a case study for CT7–9C

    The turboprop engine has played an important role in short haul commuter and military transport aircraft where high speed is not critical. It may provide the aviation sector with one of the most significant means of achieving reduced operating costs through reductions in fuel consumption. This paper deals with exergo–economic analysis of a modern turboprop engine (CT7–9C) with a free power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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