The 2009 CAFE Foundation
Electric Aircraft Symposium
Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California
Friday, April 24, 2009
The CAFE Foundation's 3rd Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS III) saw presenters from NASA, Stanford, University of Stuttgart and other leaders of the rapidly growing electric aircraft movement. Sponsored by Foundation Capital, the April 24, 2009 meeting assembled an outstanding faculty at the Hiller Aviation Museum for a stimulating meeting that culminated with a networking banquet.
The 2009 event again doubled in size and was well-attended by members of the science and technology media. The program included CAFE and NASA's announcement of tentative plans for the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, a flight competition for mainly electric aircraft. In all, the EAS III continued to make the dream of a practical electric aircraft look a lot closer than most thought.
Electric Aircraft Symposium 2009 Program:
- Current Update on Climate Science: Dr. Ben Santer, Research Climatologist, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and IPCC
- Recharging Your Electric Aircraft with Renewable Energy: Dr. Case Van Dam, Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California at Davis
- Green Wings II: State of the Art: Dr. Morton Grosser, M.I.T.
- Energy Storage with Nanomaterials: Dr. Yi Cui, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
- Electric Airplane Power-system Performance Requirements: Michael Dudley, NASA Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
- Autonomous Vehicles on the Ground and in the Air: Sebastian Thrun, Chair, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University
- New Aircraft Concepts and Technologies for Sustainable Aviation: Dr. Ilan Kroo, Professor of Aeronautics, Stanford University
- Electric Motors and Controllers for Use in Sailplanes, Ultralights, and Light Sport Aircraft: Dean Sigler M.Ed.
- Summary of Research on Soaring Birds Using Radio Controlled Models—Rudderless Flight: Robert G. Hoey MS, Kelly Johnson Award Winner
- The AGP: Aviation’s Green Prize—The Flight Competition for 100 MPG Aircraft: Brien Seeley M.D. President, CAFE Foundation
- My Dream Team in the AGP: Ron Gremban, Technical Director, CalCars
- A High-Performance Electric Aircraft with Motor/Prop Demonstration: Greg Cole, Chief Designer, Windward Performance
- Practical Reliability in Motor Drive Electronics: Otmar Ebenhoech H.S.D, Founder Cafe Electric LLC
- Hydrogenius Fuel Cell Aircraft: Stuttgart’s Solution: Len Schumann Dipl.-Ing, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Selected Presentations (PDF Format)
|Current Update on Climate Science
||Dr. Ben Santer, Research Climatologist, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and IPCC
|Electric Airplane Power-system Performance Requirements
||Michael Dudley, NASA Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
|Electric Motors and Controllers for Use in Sailplanes, Ultralights, and Light Sport Aircraft
|Dean Sigler M.Ed.
|The AGP: Aviation’s Green Prize—The Flight Competition for 100 MPG Aircraft
|Brien Seeley M.D., President, CAFE Foundation
|My Dream Team in the AGP
||Ron Gremban, Technical Director, CalCars
|Practical Reliability in Motor Drive Electronics
||Otmar Ebenhoech H.S.D,Founder, Cafe Electric LLC
|Hydrogenius: Principles for an Electric Aircraft
||Steffen Geinitz Dipl.-Ing, University of Stuttgart
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