Fiber Reinforced Spacecraft Walls for Energy Storage (Wall#E)
The idea behind Wall#E involves integrating energy storage functions into the support structures of spacecraft, which will significantly reduce the mass and volume of satellites without sacrificing performance. To this end, Wall#E utilized fibre-reinforced structures (which enjoy more and more popularity in aerospace engineering) infiltrated with innovative solid-state battery materials. While this project’s initial focus is on satellites, the underlying concept can easily be adapted to launch systems, space stations, and ground-based e-mobility applications.
October 2017 –September 2019
The project is being carried in cooperation with the following partner:
This work is supported (support code 50RP1720) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.
Dipl. - Ing. Benjamin Grzesik