PRN: Revolution for the Aerospace Industry: Superconducting Technology from Dresden (Germany)

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Revolution for the Aerospace Industry: Superconducting Technology from Dresden (Germany)


BERLIN and DRESDEN, Germany, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Scientists from Dresden present energy-efficient solutions for aircrafts and astronautics at ILA Berlin Air Show 2014

Energy efficiency is one of the hot topics these days. The global aerospace industry is also looking for powerful solutions that are resource-friendly and efficient. At the world's biggest event for the aerospace industry - this year's ILA Berlin Air Show - experts from the German technology region of Dresden present the potentials and opportunities of superconducting technology for the aviation industry to the public. At the booth of the Aerospace Industry of Central Germany (Competence Center for Aerospace and Space Technology Saxony/Thuringia e.V./ LRT) the experts will show the manifold possibilities for superconducting technology using real demonstrators.

Superconducting technology in the aerospace industry 

"Aircraft manufacturers have been working on lightweight planes and other innovative energy-efficient solutions for the aerospace industry for years. The superconducting technology can make a decisive contribution to that," says Dr. Wolfgang Goehler, Chairman of the Board of the Industry Association for Aerospace and Space Technology (LRT). Thinking of planes and astronautics there are various possible applications: in every plane and space craft there are power and information cables several centimetres thick and miles long. Using superconducting materials here would lead to a lossless current flow in these cables. "A superconducting cable can be charged with a hundred times the electricity compared to a copper cable with the same circular cross section. This offers huge potential for saving weight," says Oliver de Haas, CEO of the Dresden-based specialist for superconducting technology evico GmbH. For example! , the characteristics of superconducting materials can be used for storing mechanical energy in rotating energy storage devices as well as in centrifuges. Centrifuges are needed for the training of pilots and astronauts worldwide. In comparison, centrifuges based on passively superconducting levitation technology are easy to put into practice, the missing rolling friction contributes to decrease the energy demand and wear, and complex gears are not needed anymore.

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WeichertMehner (agency)
Mr Robert Weichert, Mr Ulf Mehner, Phone: +49-351-50-14-02-00,

Competence Center for Aerospace and Space Technology Saxony/Thuringia e.V. (LRT)
Mrs Lucienne Reppe, Phone: +49-351-8837-6253,

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