Ziele des Projekts
Main goal of the MAHEPA project is to develop and improve the low emission propulsion technology from the research level to the product stage. Due to this developments the environmental goals for aviation in the year 2050 can be achieved.
The hybrid powertrain architecture in the MAHEPA project is developed in a modular approach, consisting of a power generation module (PGM), power management control and delivery module (PMCD) and a thrust delivery module (TDM).
For the power generation module two variations of serial-hybrid-electric propulsion architectures are developed:
The first architecture consists of an internal combustion engine (ICE) that is fueled with hydrocarbons and alternative fuels. The ICE drives an electrical generator that generates electricity. The electricity can be used to drive an electrical motor for the propeller or can be stored in the battery.
In the second architecture a proton exchange membrane fuel cell produces the electricity to drive an electrical motor for the propeller or to supply a battery with electricity.
The modular approach will showcase the flexibility and scalability of the hybrid powertrain architecture. By an implementation study the commercial/transportation aspects of hybrid propulsion architecture in aviation will be examined. By examining the flight tests data the performance, efficiency and emission reduction capabilities of both hybrid-electric-propulsion technologies will be validated. From those results, conclusions about the suitability of these technologies towards the megawatt scale can be drawn.
- Power electronics and power management for hybrid propulsion systems
- Test bench for hybrid powertrain assessment
- Emission measurement of hybrid propulsion systems
- Under pressure chamber tests to simulate flight conditions
- Cooling system for hybrid propulsion systems
WP1: Powertrain architecture design and power management, control and delivery
WP2: Component development
WP3: Component qualification and assembly into ICE-Hybrid powertrain
WP4: ICE-Hybrid powertrain integration into airframe
WP5: Component qualification and assembly into FC-hybrid powertrain
WP6: FC-Hybrid powertrain integration into airframe
WP7: Flight testing
WP8: Consolidation of results and trend analysis
WP9: Scalability studies
WP10: Strategies for maximizing the impact of hybrid electric aircraft on near term (2025), medium term (2035) and long term (2050) scenarios studies
WP11: Dissemination, communication and exploitation
WP13: Ethnics requirements
Red marked participation of University Ulm
Dieses Projekt wird im Rahmen des Horizon 2020 Forschungs- und Innovationsprogramms der Europäischen Union unter der Nummer 723368 gefördert
Projektlaufzeit: 05/2017 - 04/2021
Projektumfang: 130 Personenmonate
Offizielle Projekthomepage: https://mahepa.eu/