VTOL, Automation, and Electrification Projects
Friday, September 4th, 2020
17:45 – 19:30, Nepal Standard Time
This presentation will cover a variety of Richard’s projects from early UAV experimental and autonomous systems development in Australia, pioneering hybrid electric propulsion research, through to present day electric propulsion demonstrator and conceptual designs being developed in the UK. The illustration in broad scope of these activities across 25 years may offer an interesting view of changes and potential future directions and opportunities in aerospace research, engineering and industry from an individual perspective.
About the speaker
Richard is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham focussing on hybrid electric and distributed propulsion for electric aircraft.
Richard has designed and developed experimental hybrid electric aircraft propulsion units for unmanned aircraft systems, and published in academic and industry research media around the world. He has over 25 years of experience in aircraft design and development projects, from small drones through to Part 23 certification projects. Current projects include leading development of the Propulsion Futures Beacon Air Race E demonstrator program, modular hybrid electric range extenders for electric light aircraft and preliminary design of electric powered skydiving aircraft.