Innovative electrical power grids for an optimized power-supply in aircraft cabins

This project is part of the flagship project 1 “Cabin Technology and Multifunctional Fuel Cell” in top cluster Aviation Location Metropolitan Area Hamburg. It belongs to the partial project “Concepts for Architectures of Power-Supplies in Aircraft Cabins”. The Aviation cluster aims to develop economical and ecological concepts for the increasing air traffic. Thus, the whole innovation and value-added chain of aircraft industry is covered  from research over development, testing, production and equipment until recycling. This is done with a systematic and holistic approach.

In this partial project innovative architecture concepts are developed until they are ready to be applied. Several electrical onboard grid structures are examined on the basis of conventional aircraft cabin grids. A focus is the cabling in the cabin and the cargo department. Furthermore scenarios are analyzed which are in context with the implementation of composite materials (CFK) and hybrid-materials.

Conventional aircraft architecture


Current aircraft architechture


Future aircraft architechture


Contact partner:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Detlef Schulz (project manager)
Department of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Power Systems

Cooperation Partner: Airbus Operations GmbH


Letzte Änderung: 28. May 2021