Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2015Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability TechConnect Briefs 2015

Solar Power Technologies Chapter 6

Nanoscaled Microelectronics and Nanotechnology-Enabled Energy Systems for Micro Airvehicles

S.E. Lyshevski, М. Beisenbi, G. Uskenbayeva, A. Shukirova
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan

pp. 207 - 210

Keywords: micro air vehicles, power systems, nanotechnology, energy

For autonomous micro air vehicles (MAVs), we study nanotechnology-enabled high-power and high-energy densities microelectronics, power electronics, energy sources and energy storage solutions. Proof-of-concept self-sustainable power systems are designed with applications in all-electric autonomous aerospace, naval and security platforms. Research and technology developments are performed for energy harvesting, management and storage. We apply and demonstrate key modules and components, such as: (1) Nanoscaled low-power microelectronics; (2) High-power-density semiconductor devices and power electronics; (3) Nanotechnology-enabled solar cells; (4) Advanced energy storage solutions; (5) Energy management systems. Energy sustainability is essential to ensure overall functionality of flight, propulsion, navigation and other systems. We design, test and evaluate prototypes of highly-integrated self-sustained power systems for different application. High-power and high-energy densities, robustness, safety and affordability are ensured by using advanced technology components, modular design, enabled system organization, control schemes and energy conversion solutions. Our systems meet general requirements and common specifications.