Air Force Research Laboratory
Talk Track: Aerospace Power Systems and Power Electronics
Talk Title: Future Trends in Aircraft Electrical Power Systems
John has 30 years of service with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate having served in various capacities beginning as research engineer and program manager in the area of power electronics and aircraft electrical power systems in support of the More Electric Aircraft Initiative before becoming the Power & Control Division’s Chief Engineer. He also continues to serve as an Electrical and Thermal Management Subject Matter Expert in the F-35 Program Office. John earned his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, and an AIAA Associate Fellow. Today John Chairs OSD’s Energy and Power Community of Interest and AIAA’s Energy Optimized Aircraft and Equipment Systems Program Committee. John also recently served on the National Academies Low Carbon Aviation Committee studying hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion
Abstract: Aerospace continues to experience a “more-electric” transformation similar to what is happening in other industries such as automotive and paced by advances in power electronics. The role of aircraft electrical power systems continues to grow both for increasing vehicle efficiency and for enabling new airborne capabilities. This presentation will highlight challenges that drive aircraft electrical power systems research and highlight some of the associated key technologies.