AML setting new standard for e-mobility aerospace propulsion

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 21, 2018 09:28

AML setting new standard for e-mobility aerospace propulsion

AML Superconductivity & Magnetics (AML), which develops magnet-based applications, has launched a new aerospace and aviation focus of its transformative electrical machine development program designed to produce propulsion motors with unprecedented performance and cost efficiency for select customers.

The program applies AML’s proprietary technologies, including its advanced CoilCAD software to deliver ultra high-power, lightweight motors and generators that achieve unprecedented magnetic flux density without traditional back iron. Additionally, AML developed a novel stator system, that optimizes reliability, overload allowance and redundancy compared to existing electrical machines.

“Over the course of the next 18 months, we expect to achieve unmatched progress with commercially viable electrical machines for aircraft,” said Dr. Rainer Meinke, Co-Founder and CTO of AML.

This program is based on the fact that motors are the heart of electric propulsion, magnets are the heart of motors, and AML is the world leader in magnetic configurations.

To enable scaling of manufacturing of these motors and components, AML is also developing PM-WireTM, a novel technology for manufacturing permanent magnets that reduces cost, waste, and time, while increasing safety and the underlying performance.

AML’s motor configuration combined with its manufacturing technology is showing a potential performance increase of more than 30 percent in high-volume production of these machines.

“Our software allows customers to explore thousands of design solutions for the most optimized configuration AND the magnets inside,” said Mark Senti, Co-Founder and CEO of AML.

“This may be the holy grail for the electrification of aviation,” Dr. Meinke said.

“We are excited to specifically focus on this multi-billion dollar market where size and weight are fundamental for electric propulsion to be successful as a viable transport system,” Senti said.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 21, 2018 09:28