9–11 July 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) – New Event!

EATS
12 - 13 July 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio

Duke Energy Convention Center


There is still time to submit your abstract to the Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS). To submit, complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure that you have a record in the submission site. To do so, click the "Submit an Abstract" button, below, log in to AIAA, and wait for the ScholarOne submission site to open. Please note that you will not be able to complete the submission process yet.

    Submit an Abstract

      Abstract Submission Deadline:
    15 February 2018
  2. Send an email to the conference technical chairs asking for late abstract submission.
  3. Once you receive notification for final submission, complete the abstract submission process in ScholarOne. Extended abstracts are preferred, though exceptions will be made at the discretion of the technical chairs. All papers will be co-published in both AIAA's electronic library, Aerospace Research Central (ARC), and the IEEE Xplore digital library. In addition, the EATS organizing committee may recommend high-quality papers for journal publication and is exploring the development of an invited special edition publication in a relevant AIAA or IEEE journal, covering the most impactful work presented at EATS.


The aerospace industry has set ambitious goals for the next three generations of commercial transport aircraft to accommodate rapid growth in emerging markets and ensure sustainability of air travel. One approach being explored to meet these targets is non-traditional aircraft propulsion using electric, turboelectric or hybrid-electric powertrains.

Recent workshops by the IEEE and AIAA have identified the need to bring together electrical engineers and aerospace experts as the industry looks to more electric propulsion technologies for future aircraft. For 2018, the AIAA Aircraft Electric Propulsion and Power Working Group and the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community are collaborating to organize a new two-day symposium to address these issues. The event is set for 12–13 July following the AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum.

The symposium will focus on electric aircraft technology across three programmatic tracks: (1) electric-power enabled aircraft configurations and system requirements, (2) enabling technologies for electric aircraft propulsion, and (3) electric aircraft system integration and controls. Abstracts are solicited in specific areas of relevancy including, but not limited to, the following:

Track 1: Aircraft Configurations & Systems Requirements

  • System feasibility studies
  • Electric-enabled innovative aircraft design and propulsion concepts
  • Electrical powertrain performance requirements
  • Safety, critical failure modes, certification 
  • Lifecycle energy, operational cost, and emission analysis

Track 2: Enabling Technologies

  • Machines and drives integration for optimum performance
  • Conventional, cryogenic, and superconducting
  • Fault tolerant power systems and components 
  • Energy storage devices and systems
  • Electric machine and gas turbine engine integration
  • New material solutions or applications
  • Novel thermal management solutions
  • Verification and testing
  • Safety, critical failure modes, certification 

Track 3: System Integration and Controls

  • Electric powertrain architectures
  • Fault isolation and reconfigurable systems
  • Energy management systems
  • Integrated electro-thermal systems
  • System modeling tools
  • Monitoring and diagnostics

All papers will be co-published in both AIAA's electronic library, Aerospace Research Central (ARC), and the IEEE Xplore digital library. In addition, the EATS organizing committee may recommend high-quality papers for journal publication and is exploring the development of an invited special edition publication in a relevant AIAA or IEEE journal, covering the most impactful work presented at EATS.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract or making a technical presentation please contact the Technical Co-chairs for the symposium.

*NOTE: The Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium has a separate registration fee from the AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum. Registration for the symposium will open in March 2018.

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Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 13 Jun 2018
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 18 Jun 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 25 Jun 2018

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