For Astrolabe Analytics, the summer of 2023 wasn't just about enjoying the sun – it was a transformative journey in which we engaged in various major industry events.
As we navigated through events – from the IEEE ITEC in Detroit to the Commercial UAV Expo in Vegas – one message stood clear: there's an unmistakable buzz in the battery industry! Our interactions and observations highlighted the rapid growth of the battery sector, driven by a strong global initiative to transition away from fossil fuels.
We enhanced our expertise and solidified its position as a key player in the realm of battery analytics… But, what are the events we participate in?
A pinnacle event for aerospace professionals, the AIAA forum provided in-depth insights into the expanding need for efficient power sources in aviation (like lithium-ion batteries). As the industry aims for sustainable skies, the demand for advanced battery solutions to power new-age aircraft is evident.
ITEC was a prime demonstration of the shift in the electrification of transportation. Conversations were largely influenced by the challenges and potential solutions in integrating batteries into modern transport systems. The emphasis was on safe, efficient, and long-lasting power sources.
At the Power Sources Conference in DC, the spotlight was firmly on the innovations in energy storage. Discussions revolved around the need for batteries that could store more power, deliver it efficiently, and have minimal environmental impact. Astrolabe's Analytics solutions generated a great deal of interest in this area because knowing the condition and efficiency of batteries is fundamental.
In Oshkosh, the VFS Symposium highlighted the surge in vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles. With urban air mobility on the horizon, efficient and safe battery solutions are on the rise. Astrolabe's insights into battery analytics are pivotal for this industry's safety and success.
The Commercial UAV Expo highlighted applications from delivery to surveillance and the requirement for batteries that can ensure longer flight times. We found applications to improve the performance of the batteries in UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and new ways to accelerate UAVs development in the US.
This event in Detroit was very popular among battery enthusiasts. From showcasing cutting-edge battery technologies to discussions on future trends, the show was a treasure trove of insights since the need for robust battery analytics (like what Astrolabe offers) echoed throughout the event.
The NCMS Tech Showcase brought to the fore the symbiotic relationship between manufacturing and battery tech – and as industries strive for efficient production, reliable power sources, and their management; Astrolabe consultation services became an essential solution for an industry that is rapidly growing.
San Francisco's event was a glimpse into the future. Air taxis – once a fantasy – are nearing reality – and advanced batteries are powering these taxis. Astrolabe's role in providing comprehensive battery analytics was recognized as a cornerstone for this futuristic mode of transport.
The battery industry today is an eventful mix of urgency and innovation, and Astrolabe Analytics was in the middle of it, absorbing and contributing to that dynamic atmosphere with its key lithium-ion battery insights. Here are the essential learnings:
So, what does a company do when it gathers a treasure trove of insights from across the nation? For Astrolabe Analytics, the answer was clear: Act on them!
We Made Strategic Collaborations: We didn't just passively attend conferences; we engaged and fostered partnerships, delving into collaborative projects with both public entities and private organizations.
We Work Toward a New Product Launch: Knowledge is only as good as its application. Astrolabe's team worked hard to launch an outstanding commercial product. While the specifics might be under wraps, one thing's for sure: it's a culmination of all the insights, feedback, and expertise gathered over the scorching summer months.
Astrolabe Analytics is aware of the challenges and opportunities ahead such as: