Sunday, January 31, 2016

Electric cars

Electric cars more and develop more, but the handicap suffered by is that the autonomy they have developed so far is very poor. The majority of companies in the world are working to fix this and that people choose is this type of vehicles that do not pollute. One of the companies that is submerged in this development is S'Albufera Energy Storage, a Spanish company that provides for manufacture in series in Spain batteries with 1,000 km of autonomy for electric vehicles by 2020.

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The director general of the company, Joaquín Chacón, who said that his company is willing to make batteries with 1,000 km of autonomy for electric vehicles, the characteristics of a Renault Zoe has advanced this information.
Electric cars
According to Chacon, batteries with 1,000 km of autonomy that will be manufactured in Spain, will use aluminio-aire technology. The place where it is manufactured is still to be decided, although there are 4 possibilities: autonomous community of Madrid, Andalusia, Extremadura and Castile the Macha, are those offering more chances of receiving aid from European funds.

In principle, they estimate to produce some 3,300 units per year, enabling them to charge between 10 and 12 million euros, according to said Joaquín Chacón after the 3rd Congress European vehicle electric organized by the Aedive.

The Spanish factory, which will be of small size, will begin to make prototypes in 2017, and although it depends on how it evolves the demand and the electric vehicle market, the template that will perform this type of batteries with 1,000 km of autonomy will be 20 operators direct and 10 indirect.

The Albufera Energy Storage Company expected to manufacture in series in Spain batteries with 1,000 km of autonomy, and will use aluminum-lithium technology, known as Alion, declares that this type of technology is much better than the lithium-ion, but its main problem, today, is that it does not allow the reload.
The satellite, which will be launched into space from French Guiana on Wednesday (December 2), shall be equipped with a powerful technology 'made in Spain' that has been manufactured and designed in eight companies, universities and research centres in Spain. LISA Pathfinder's mission is to test technologies of precision that will be needed to detect gravitational waves in space, waves to the German physicist Albert Einstein predicted a hundred years ago and whose existence has not yet been tested.

These waves, modulations in the fabric of space and time, could tell a lot about the formation of phenomena such as black holes, compact stars and other types of objects, including the Big Bang, which was the origin of the universe.And although the satellite will not measure the waves themselves, serve to test and test small-scale technology of eLISA, the Observatory of gravitational waves that will be devoted to detect these waves from the year 2034. For now, scientists only have managed to obtain indirect evidence of the existence of these waves, so that any progress in this field would contribute to the ratification of the theory of General Spanish relativity Einstein.Y in this important mission, technology, and the research will have much to say.

The construction of the space shuttle and the satellite attended by EADS CASA Espacio, Alter Technology, Rymsa and EADS Astrium Crisa, while in the technologies necessary for the scientific mission GMV, have been involved the Institute of space sciences (CSIC-IIEC), the University of Barcelona and NTE-SENER. The Spanish aeronautical engineers collaborate actively, both direct and indirect, led by the aeronautical engineer Cesar Garcia, of the Association of aeronautical engineers of Spain (COIAE), who, among other responsibilities, will have to lead the segment and flight operations, the interface with the launcher and launch campaign." LISA Pathfinder have a main instrument, on which are articulated all the objectives which has been developed by a European consortium of institutes and companies in seven countries (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Switzerland), so it is impossible to quantify the scientific contribution of each", explains Garcia in statements to EFE. The Institute of space sciences of the CSIC in Barcelona, has contributed to "a basic part" scientific instrument: "a package of diagnostics allowing to discriminate the effects thermal, magnetic or cosmic radiation, the purely gravitational".

 This same Institute, in collaboration with the company NTE-SENER, has also developed the scientific instruments and software, computer "two essential components to develop the mission". In terms of the spaceship - designed entirely under the direction of ESA - Spanish manufacturing equipment and systems are around 8% of the total, "a percentage which is comparable to the contribution to the Agency's scientific program", explains. Specifically, are Spanish wiring (EADS CASA space); the unit of conditioning and distribution of electric power, as well as elements of the computer of the ship (both by Airbus DS - CRISA); average and low gain antennas (which are all the ship, by RYMSA antennas); and management of centralized purchasing of electronic components (Alter Technology)." And this is not all. Science operations are conducted from the Centre of ESA in Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid. There a team of engineers and scientists of operations prepared and validated the experiments that will be carried out by LISA Pathfinder", emphasizes the engineer. In this, as in all ESA scientific missions, "the Spanish contribution is very important and valued." LISA Pathfinder will be launched from Kourou (French Guiana) on Board of a space rocket, Vega, and when you reach your destination, at 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, will develop its mission between February and September 2016. EFE