Silver Atena: the system and equipment supplier for air taxis

03 December 2018

Silver Atena, supplier of safety-relevant electronics, is increasingly positioning itself in aerospace, namely autonomous flying: this piece covers its equipment portfolio – including drives and power supplies – and how it rises to the new technical challenges for VTOL aircraft.

The current portfolio offers customers of the future aerospace industry technical solutions in key areas of electric and autonomous flying: electric drives and actuators, power supply and distribution including battery management, avionics, computer platforms for flight control and route planning. With its range of engine governors and starters/generators, the company also offer solutions for hybrid drive systems.

Established companies in the aircraft industry, as well as numerous start-ups, are already working on mobility concepts which rely on autonomous electrical air taxis. The topics of autonomy and electric propulsion not only break new ground in technical implementation, but also especially in certification in civil aviation.

Here Silver Atena can contribute its many years of experience in the development and manufacture of systems in accordance with international aerospace standards and in compliance with aviation safety regulations to development partnerships.

Contributing to electrical drives

Silver Atena develops and delivers inverters for highly dynamic electrical drives, which are also used in modern aerospace. With voltages of up to 900 volts and outputs of up to 500 kW, the inverter portfolio covers a multitude of applications in the field of electrical drives.

Thanks to a modular approach, Silver Atena can offer solutions with low technical risks with tried-and-tested modules, which correspond to the high safety requirements of the aerospace sector right from the start. The inverters can be flexibly adapted to the available space, as well as to cooling with air or water, and thereby achieve a specific output of up to 15 kW/kg.

Said Josef Mitterhuber, managing director of Silver Atena: "Safety systems developed and tested according to aerospace standards that combine high performance with low weight and compact design – that is what we contribute to the development of these innovative aircraft.

"Not only do we supply concepts, but also develop prototypes and series-produce electronic system components that can quickly and safely overcome the technical hurdles in the development of new air taxi mobility concepts."


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