Performance of battery-powered airships

@article{Dorrington2007PerformanceOB,
  title={Performance of battery-powered airships},
  author={G. Dorrington},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering},
  year={2007},
  volume={221},
  pages={104 - 91}
}
  • G. Dorrington
  • Published 2007
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
  • Abstract The performance of airships using battery and fuel cell power sources for propulsion is investigated. A parametric analysis is used to determine the mass breakdown of several, helium-filled, pressurized, non-rigid design concepts, in order to estimate maximum power source mass. It is concluded that the use of existing lithium-ion batteries permits airships with volumes > 7000 m to attain airspeeds in excess of 86 km/h, or endurances in excess of 24 h. Further refinement of the… CONTINUE READING
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