Engineers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have said that they have successfully completed "Solid State" aircraft which have no moving parts and it relies on fossil fuels for aviation.
Aviation is a landmark in "Ionic Winds" technology and can pave the way for a quiet and environmentally clean airplane in the future, when engineers published their findings on Wednesday in the Nature Journal.
According to the research center's news office, Associate Professor of Astronautics and Astronautics at MIT, Steven Barrett said, "This is the first permanent flight of the aircraft with no moving parts in the propulsion system." "This has potentially opened new and unforeseen possibilities for planets, which are quiet, mechanical, easy and emit emissions emissions."
Approximately 115 years ago, the Wrights made history by introducing a manufactured flight – this is a sublime, which led to the new era of human dominance of heaven.
From that first flight to date, most planes have believed in giving them power through air on dynamic parts like propellers or turbines.
Not for MIT team plane, which developed around the concept of "ionic wind" or electrodynamic thrust.
In order to make the flight, Fossel's onboard battery pack provides 20,000 volt power in the wires array connected to the width of the plane below the wing. In the electric field, the flow of Nairone ions in the rear of the aircraft was made, which was powerful enough to generate enough power to fly continuously.
Project's leading author Barrett said the idea of ion plane came from the TV series "Star Trek". As a child, Barrett was inspired by the shuttle, which was quietly swallowed without any dynamic part.
With that attraction, Barrett led the idea of the Ionic Wind, which was in the late 1920's.
The team made a five-foot weight lightweight airplane with five meters Wingson. Design testing within the gym, the team successfully flown the aircraft from a distance of 60 meters, a feat that was repeated 10 times.
The MIT team is hoping to develop its ion plane so that it can fly with less voltage for a long time. In nearby words, there may be apps for designing small planes, such as drones, low noise.
Barrett told the MIT news, "This is the easiest possible plane that we can design that can prove the concept of an airplane that can fly ions." "He is still away from a plane that can do useful missions. He needs to be more efficient, fly for a long time and fly out."