Scheme: Industry Fellowship
Organisation: University of Bristol
Dates: Aug 2009-Jul 2012
Summary: Fixed wing aircraft are increasingly using electricity to power flight control actuators and provide cabin pressure and air conditioning. This move to more electric aircraft provides significant benefit in terms of reduced fuel burn and improved reliability. This Industry Research Fellowship is investigating the adoption of such more electric technologies in helicopters. The feasibility of incorporating a greater degree of electrical powered systems on a helicopter, such as an electrically driven tail rotor is being investigated and improved actuation technologies for rotor blades are being researched.