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Electrical Tail Drive - Modelling, Simulation and Rig Prototype Development

Objective

The research programme will capitalise on the most recent advances in electrical machine technologies, thermal modelling, design optimisation and manufacturing processes to realise and evaluate a full-scale helicopter electric tail rotor (ETR) motor that is engineered for flight-critical operation and is representative of an aircraft installation. A direct drive ETR solution will be optimised against the objectives of a peak output power of 3kW per kg of installed active mass making it weight-competitive with current mechanical technology, and will be a fault-tolerant design specified to an integrity target of 10 to the -9 failures per flight hour, whilst offering demonstrable performance and whole-life cost benefits.

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2009-02
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 100 763,90
Administrative Contact
Philip Mellor (Prof.)

Participants (3)

MOTOR DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 306 606,60
Address
5 Edison Court Wrexham Technology Park
LL13 7YT Wrexham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Staton (Dr.)
LUCCHI R. ELETTROMECCANICA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 209 460
Address
Via Palmiro Togliatti 3
47900 Rimini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Lucchi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 241 995,30
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valentin Navrapescu (Prof.)