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Pipistrel is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of small aircrafts specializing in energy-efficient and affordable high-performance aircraft. The first company to fly an electric two-seater in 2007 and the winner of the NASA Green Flight Challenge in 2011 (with the world’s first electric four-seat airplane), Pipistrel has designed nine different experimental and serially-produced electric aircrafts, including the first type certified electric airplane, the Velis Electro. Pipistrel has also developed several propulsion systems, including batteries, power controllers and electric motors, for small and general aviation class of aircraft for NASA and Siemens, among others. With involvement in various standardization committees and research projects, Pipistrel is helping to enable the future market of hybrid-electric aviation.
The ARTEM project and Distributed Electric Propulsion
One such research project that Pipistrel is participating in is the Aircraft noise Reduction Technologies and related Environmental iMpact (ARTEM) project. The ARTEM project’s objective is to develop novel technologies to reduce aviation noise emissions for the engines and airframes of future aircrafts. Pipistrel is leading the investigation and mitigation of noise emissions of Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) systems. In the following article read all about how Pipistrel used Omnis/Open solvers and the Omnis/Hexpress grid generator for the aerodynamic simulation of DEP systems and the validation of low-noise technologies:
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