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innovative Systems for Personalised Aircraft Cabin Environment

Objective

"The focus of this proposal is to improve passengers’ comfort and well-being while fulfilling specific human needs in the treated case ""living environment in an airplane"". To address the individual passenger and her/his needs this will be done in the frame of an individual and innovative seat environment. Thus passengers’ choice with regard to comfort will be increased directly. Therefore, iSPACE will provide concepts and step-change technologies in order to reach a revolution in personalised passenger climate control. The overall aim of iSPACE is to provide aircraft manufacturers and suppliers with know how and innovations to address the individualisation of the cabin environment. This will ultimately provide a step-change in passenger comfort during flight. Furthermore, validated tools for the simulation of individualised cabin environment will be developed. The scientific and technological objectives of iSPACE are to: Develop concepts for individualisation of passenger cabin environment and prove its general feasibility. Develop and prove emerging step-change technologies for individualisation of passenger cabin environment. Provide simulation tools for individualised cabin environment and give recommendations for existing and future commercial aircraft. iSPACE is in line with former projects funded by the EC which investigated the cabin environment with a philosophy on human centred design. So far most of these projects did investigate the current status (HEACE) and/or studied the impact of environmental parameters on the human perception of cabin comfort (FACE, ICE). Recommendations for future technological developments are on the way to be set (ICE). Thus only fields of development have been explored and problems have been identified. One way of addressing these problems technologically is the individualisation of cabin environment. iSPACE follows this track and pushes the vision of individualisation of passenger cabin environment and comfort into reality."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 656 521
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (9)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 431
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Temmen (Mr.)
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivana Krejci (Ms.)
Premium Aircraft Interiors Ltd.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 000
Address
Watchmoor Road
GU15 3EX Camberley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Muhammad Khan (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 164
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
ICON TECHNOLOGY & PROCESS CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 286 500
Address
Harben House, Harben Parade, Finchley Road
NW3 6LH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Weston (Mr.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 339 800
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Maier (Prof.)
PALL MANUFACTURING UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 40 590
Address
Havant Street Europa House
PO1 3PD Portsmouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karen Bull (Ms.)
W.E.T. SPECIAL PRODUCTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 55 760
Address
Rudolf Diesel Strasse 12
85235 Odelzhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Gies (Mr.)
STREIT-TGA-GMBH&CO.KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 134
Address
Gewerbering 7
83624 Otterfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Streit (Mr.)