CFP: IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Special Issue on Electrified Aircraft Technologies
Driven by ambitious goals for the future of aviation, electrified aircraft propulsion has emerged as a key enabling technology for concepts ranging from hybrid-electric propulsion systems to all-electric aircraft. Rapid advances in electric motors, power converters, and batteries, and related auxiliary systems have energized the industry, leading to the development and ground and flight demonstrations of a range of air transport systems, from vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to large transport aircraft.
The electric VTOL (eVTOL) technology is inspiring revolutionary commuting solutions in metropolitan areas with new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles and flying cars, while the larger electric transport aircraft address energy usage and environmental issues on a global scale. The electrical components and system have to meet stringent power density, efficiency, and reliability metrics to usher in the new era of electrified aircraft. This special issue aims to publish most recent advancements along this path. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for review for publication in this special issue.