Solving Electric Power Challenges in Modern Manned and Autonomous Airborne and Space Systems

May 15, 2024
Explore the pivotal role of electrical power solutions in advancing the reliability, performance, and sustainability of modern space and airborne systems with Infineon HiRel experts in this webinar, as they tackle the evolving challenges posed by increased electronics density, shifting from traditional to electric systems, and meeting energy density requirements.

This webinar was originally held on May 15th, 2024, and is now available for on demand viewing. 

Duration: 1 hour

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The evolution and increased density of electronics in Space and Airborne Avionics Systems has transformed the industry, progressing from World War II aircraft to modern avionics with high processing power payloads. This, coupled with a shift away from traditional hydraulics and pneumatics to electric systems has enhanced system efficiency, weight and capabilities, but also introduced new challenges, including:

Short-term reliability and redundancy: Ensuring robust electronics to meet qualifications for continuous and flawless operations

Long-term reliability and environmental performance: Electronics in these systems face significant concerns due to harsh conditions in space and high-altitude airborne environments.

Increasing energy density requirements: Modern systems demand innovative solutions to meet substantial energy density challenges.

Edge processing and high-power digital onboard: Developing sophisticated and efficient electrical power solutions is crucial to meet the demands of new payloads.

Overcoming these challenges is vital for advancing and operating modern manned and autonomous airborne and space systems. In this webinar, Infineon HiRel experts will discuss the pivotal role of electrical power solutions in addressing these challenges and ensuring the reliability, performance, and sustainability of space and airborne systems in the contemporary technological landscape.


Josemari Mapa | Product Marketing Engineer of Power Discretes | IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company

Josemari Mapa is a Product Marketing Engineer for Power Discretes at IR HiRel. He is responsible for developing the product roadmap for his product line within Space-level applications, business gates for new products, and maintaining products, both legacy and new, within his product line. These devices include legacy Si radiation hardened MOSFETs, Space Diodes, and GaN HEMTs. Josemari received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California, Riverside.

Sean Darcy | Senior Marketing Director | IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company

Sean DArcy is an Aviation, Space and Defense industry veteran with over 30 years in engineering, marketing, piloting and program management leadership at BAE Systems, Honeywell Defense, Northrop Grumman and more. Sean has experience in manned and unmanned airborne systems, on-orbit space vehicles, and system designs for RADAR, Military Communications, Electronic Warfare, and Intelligent Munitions. He is currently senior marketing director at IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company, and based in Westford, Massachusetts.

Molly Clem | Application Engineer | IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company 

Molly Clem is an Application Engineer for Infineon Technologies as part of the IR HiRel team. She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in December of 2023, majoring in electrical & computer engineering. Currently, Ms. Clem utilizes her strong foundation to drive advancements in power electronics IC design and application for the Aerospace and Defense industry through her contributions to validation automation testing, SEE data processing, and power electronics design.

Eric Faraci | Principal Applications Engineer | IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company 

Eric Faraci is a Principal Applications Engineer for IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies Company, and is based out of Andover, Massachusetts. Eric has over 9 years of experience in power semiconductor development. He has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Virginia Tech. 

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