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Thermal Control

Thermal Control: Beating the Heat

Electric aircraft produce a lot of low-temperature waste heat. New advances in thermal technology are helping to manage this through recovery, routing, and recycling.

What types of waste heat are found on an electric aircraft?

EXERGY: in simplified terms is a measure of how useful energy can be. High-exergy waste heat is more readily available and useful than low-exergy waste heat.

Thermal plane

From trash to treasure

New thermal energy conversion technology uses acoustic waves to change the temperature of low-exergy waste heat and convert it to high-exergy heat that can be distributed throughout the aircraft and reused for other purposes.

How does thermal management help?

Fast, efficient, and lightweight aircraft require a dynamic thermal recycling system.Thermal management technology reuses heat to improve fuel efficiency and system reliability.

View the Thermal Control fact sheet

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