Advanced Technologies

Primary Focus

Combining many tools together, Studio A International's Advanced Technologies department focuses on creating efficient and innovative products for various fields. Driving the work of the Advanced Technologies sector is the desire to develop ecologially aware solutions. Headed by aerospace engineer Alexandru Crisan, one of our targets is the development of an electric jet propulsion for the aircraft industry.

Other current projects:

   Inertial Energy Storage

   Directional Inertial Spatial System

Electrification At All Levels

With the jet engine having heralded an age of high speed flight, it has become the primary form of propulsion for most airliners in the modern era. Not only is the replacement of the piston engine with an electric counterpart already possible, it will do little to lessen the CO2 production from jet travel. The reasearch and work of our Advanced Technologies department, aims to create replacements for the jet engine with a fully electric alternative. Employing principles of resistive or arc heating, we aim to create a revolutionary fully electric jet engine.

Despite the feasibility of electrifying jet engines, we recognize the greatest issue lies with the current capabilities of batteries. To address this hurtle, we are researching alternative battery chemistries.

Inertial Energy Storage

While batteries are one of the most prevelant energy storage systems, alternatives can provide various advantages in terms of burst power output and safety. One such alternative which may be employed for use in houses or small businesses is inertial energy storage. By storing energy accumulated from solar panels or wind turbines in a rotating vacuum isolated mass, large quantities of energy may be retained for substantial periods of time and can be used when it is needed most.

Rotational kinetic energy (RKE) storage devices offer the several advantages as an energy storage medium. Being composed of a relatively simple structure, and the main component being a simple large steel mass, rotational kinetic energy storage devices require few environmentally harmful chemicals such as those used in common lithium-ion batteries. Without the issue of chemical breakdown and hydrogen formation such as that experienced during the charging of lithium-ion batteries, rotational kinetic energy storage devices can be charged at much higher rates than lithium-ion. Due to the method used to store energy by RKE devices, they have a relatively simple structure which can be more easily maintained and repaired than a battery bank. The internal components of a RKE device can be more easily swapped out and the system is entirely inert when it has no energy stored.

Directional Inertial Spatial System

A traditional inertial directioning system for a spacecraft facilitates changes in orientation of the craft in space without the use of propellants and RCS motors. However, such mechanical systems have latency and their ability to suddenly modify the spacecraft trajectory may not be as high as desired in some cases. Our Advanced Technologies group is developing a much more robust solution for this need.

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