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test systems integrated throughout the aircraft provided critical insights into how it managed increased weight from the
battery, thermal effects from energy dissipation and difference in power output from a static source. According to Airbus, this initiative is just the beginning. " We take great pride
in knowing this first-of-its kind demonstrator [is] a real game
changer for the aviation industry and a key step change in
our ambition to help decarbonize aviation, " said a company
spokesperson.
Projects like the E-Fan X yield a tremendous amount of data
from test flights; the data that's collected better informs simulation models for future embedded software test. As businesses continue to invest in these sorts of projects, they will
need to test early and often without damaging hardware or
compromising on safety.
NI's hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) solutions enable customers
to switch between these simulations and real hardware with
the same test system, saving time during validation and facilitating reuse across a variety of test needs.

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The Future of Fully Electric Aircraft
To make fully electric aircraft a reality and eventually commonplace requires advancements in battery technology and
highly efficient electric converters. Fossil fuels currently provide 100 times as much energy as batteries do. Adding more
batteries to aircrafts increases weight and the risk of chemical
and fire hazards. Breakthroughs in energy storage and distribution are needed to address these challenges, yet some familiar names are undeterred:
* Safran (France) and Boeing recently announced a joint venture to develop batteries for urban air mobility and electric
aircraft projects.
* GE Aviation and NASA have partnered to develop inverters
for large commercial electric aircraft.
Both ventures must prove they can meet capacity and discharge needs. Moreover, businesses will need to develop and
test, for example, the charge profile and the charge cycle of
new batteries in addition to simulating batteries for electrical
subsystems. Advancements in battery technology for the automotive space can serve as a foundation for work on fully
electric aircraft. NI's expertise across these two industries benefits both sets of customers.

Conclusion
The wave of electrification in the aircraft industry is generating opportunities to expand technology, increase mobility
in dense communities, and produce cleaner, more sustainable
modes of transportation. At the same time, this wave raises
safety, reliability, and cost concerns at all stages that cannot
be ignored. If we hope to one day commute on air taxis from
city to city or significantly reduce our carbon footprint when
we travel long distances by plane, one thing is clear-rigorous
testing is needed to turn these dreams into reality.
This article was written by Luke Schreier, Vice President & General Manager, Aerospace/Defense/Government Business Unit, NI
(Austin, TX). For more information, visit http://info.hotims.com/
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