Generate Efficient Propulsion in Air
Some scientist say that it would require a lot of electricity to be powered
110n per kilowatt-for ionic engines
2n per kilowatt- for jet engines
"Steven Barrett, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, envisions that ionic wind may be used as a propulsion system for small, lightweight aircraft. In addition to their relatively high efficiency, ionic thrusters are silent, and invisible in infrared, as they give off no heat -- ideal traits, he says, for a surveillance vehicle."
emitter-thin copper electrode
collector-thick tube of aluminum
an air gap between
When voltage is applied many electrons are taken away, and the new molecules are repelled by a wire, but is attracted to the collector. These new molecule collide with the air, pushing them making the wind/thrust.
The high velocity jet engine leave wasted kinetic energy
Needs lots of voltage
Needs large air gap
It shows how our society advances, to a cleaner environment.
The Impact on society?
It can insure a safer and faster ride.
Why did you choose this article?
I like the engineering field so this works hand in hand to what may come in the future.