Thanks to GreenWin for finding the following paper that has just been published on the Aerospace Research Center web site by Robert A. McDonald, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at California Polytechnic State University which deals with designing aircraft to incorporate LENR technology. The paper was presented at the 52nd AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Aerospace Sciences Meeting held in National Harbor, Maryland in January 2014.
The full paper is unfortunately only available to paid subscribers, but an abstract is provided:
“The impact of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology on the design of aircraft is examined. Energy conversion possibilities considered and a Brayton cycle engine with an LENR heat exchanger is selected. Potential aerospace applications of LENR devices are discussed and a high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle with multi-year endurance is conceptualized with primary focus on energy management.”
This paper reminds of the https://connect.arc.nasa.gov/p1zygzm2h3i/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal by NASA analyst Doug Wells in February of this year which similarly looked at the possible use of LENR in aerospace applications — so it seems that there is beginning to be serious consideration of this new technology in various venues.
I would expect that this interest will only increase over time as people begin to realize the significance of LENR — again, a strong E-Cat report could play an pivotal role in getting people about the possibilities this technology can provide.