The LOKI-PED project, funded by EASA and named after the nordic god of fire, aims to assess the risks associated with lithium batteries in portable electronic devices in case of fire and smoke in cockpit and cabin. Therefore, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Highspeed-Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI and Building Physics IBP team up with AIRBUS (Airbus Operations GmbH and Airbus SAS). With this consortium, the latest numerical and risk assessment methods, advanced test facilities for battery abuse, cabin fire testing and cabin in flight conditions will be employed to make the inflight use of PEDs safer.

Smartphone battery after Thermal Runaway. © Adobe Stock
Burning Laptop. © Adobe Stock