Evgeni GanevDr Ganev is CEO of Electromechanical Power Systems (EMPS) Consulting. His main interest is the electrification of the aerospace industry, focused on the powertrain of electric and hybrid propulsion platforms. He has 40 years of engineering experience, 30 of which were with Honeywell Aerospace as chief engineer for EMPS. Dr Ganev's expertise includes power generation, electric drives and electromechanical actuators including aircraft architectures, platforms: F-22, F-35, ISS, space shuttle, Predator, FCS, B737, B777, A380, A350, eTaxi/A320 and NG Jammer. Dr Ganev has given numerous papers, and speeches, and holds more than 50 US patents. He is an active member of AIAA, IEEE, SAE and ASTM and has received many awards including the SAE Charles Manly.
Autonomous advanced air mobility using AI
The progression of electric and hybrid air mobility will be reviewed in line with the implementation of autonomous operation and artificial intelligence (AI) utilization. An entry into service roadmap will be presented for different classes of aircraft. Major obstacles for entry will be shown and quantified based on the platform's progression. Powertrain selection and the rationale for different vehicles will be included. Provisions for improvements and further progression will be presented and quantified. The progress is heavily dependent on an aggressive AI and autonomy use. Important conclusions will be summarized at the end.