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Fiber Reinforced Spacecraft Walls for Energy Storage (Wall#E)

Project Description:

The idea behind Wall#E involves integrating energy storage functions into the support structures of spacecraft, which will significantly reduce the mass and volume of satellites without sacrificing performance. To this end, Wall#E utilized fibre-reinforced structures (which enjoy more and more popularity in aerospace engineering) infiltrated with innovative solid-state battery materials. While this project’s initial focus is on satellites, the underlying concept can easily be adapted to launch systems, space stations, and ground-based e-mobility applications.

Benefits:

 

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Figure 2: Mock-Up for demonstrating the concept.

Project Term:

October 2017 –September 2019

Partner:

 The project is being carried in cooperation with the following partner: