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Technology Roadmap for Electrical Machines

On April 5–6, technical experts and thought leaders from academia, industry and the U.S. government participated in a workshop co-sponsored by the IEEE, Grainger CEME and NASA, to generate a roadmap of transformational technologies for large electrical machines that can enable future electric/hybrid-electric airplanes and off-shore wind turbines.

Presentations on the current state of the art were given by key stakeholders across the industry — NASA, Air Force Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, General Electric, TECO-Westinghouse, Purdue, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois. The heart of the workshop was six breakout sessions where participants divided themselves into the following break-out groups: Conventional Machines, Superconducting Machines, Power Electronics, New Materials, System Integration and Modeling Tools.

Each session examined both significant progress made and technology opportunities and gaps. Break-out session leads gave an update at the wrap-up and planned to work with their teams to refine and publish the roadmaps in the next few months. Some of the presentations are available at: http://machineroadmap.ece.illinois.edu/agenda/[machineroadmap.ece.illinois.edu]. The IEEE-PES Electric Machinery Committee played a leadership role in bringing this group together, and will continue to cultivate future interactions. Key participants are shown below. This group has tentatively decided to check their progress in two years at a second workshop.

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