A RIGID AIRSHIP
the result of over 10 years of R&D, followed by 3 years of industrial design in partnership with 100 Capgemini engineers
SOLAR AIRSHIP ONE is a 151-meter-long rigid airship with a helium expansion volume of 53,000 m3. Its envelope is covered with 4,800 m2 of solar film. Electrical generation comes from 2 sources: the sun and hydrogen. The day with solar collectors, the night with fuel cells.
RIGID STRUCTURE AND DOUBLE ENCLOSURE
The device has a double envelope allowing the stabilization of the external pressures exerted and the regulation of internal temperatures. This technological innovation allows the use of the airship in all weather conditions (automatic de-icing system) and therefore ensures greater profitability.
100% ELECTRIC MOTORIZATION
The solar film covering the entire upper part of the aircraft allow for direct and constant electrical power during the day. The surplus electricity is stored in fuel cells that produce hydrogen via water electrolysis.
STEERING BY ANTICIPATION
In order to avoid the moments of inertia associated with the use of helium, the airship is made up of 15 gas envelopes, each of which is individually managed, thus allowing for instantaneous response and anticipation of meteorological events.
No heavy infrastructure on the ground is required to secure the airship, making it completely autonomous. For regular stops, a simple rotating platform on a sheet of water is sufficient.
Still with the aim of being infrastructure independent, and for specific applications, 2 ballasting systems are available. A classic water-based system, and a second compressed-air-based system, making the unit totally autonomous.
SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
The objective of SOLAR AIRSHIP ONE is to achieve this feat only thanks to renewable energy. However, this ecological airship is a demonstrator which has for vocation to be marketed one day, in versions intended for the general public, industrialists because EURO AIRSHIP is persuaded that solutions for a greener aviation exist.
ADN ATELIER DESIGN • AIPCR • AIR PRODUCTS • AIRSHIP DO BRASIL • ASSOCIATION FIRST • STUDIO CHAMBERLIN • CETIM • CLIMATE SEED • GÉDÉON MEDIA GROUP • GOI (SINGAPOUR ET GUILIN) • IFP • IPLOCA • IUT DE TARBES • L’ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON • L’ECOLE POLITECHNIC DE TURIN • L’UNIVERSITÉ DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L’ADOUR • MARCEL DÉLÈZE (CALCULATEUR DE L’ALTITUDE DE PLÉNITUDE) • MONSIEUR BON • MUKEÏ • NERVURES • PINIFARINA • PROJET SNOWLAND (CHICHENG / CHINE) • RENAULT GROUP • SAFRAN INNOVATION • STG (XI’AN) • TECHNOPOLE HÉLIOPARC • UE (PROGRAMME H4R) • UNISPHERE
Non-exhaustive list of thanks for studies, work carried out and support provided.
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