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Demonstration of a large, high temperature, flexible printed circuit board

Objective

This Project aims to support Rolls Royce in the design of a of high temperature flexible PCB and through trials of flexible laminates manufactured from existing and brand new advanced polymers progress the temperature at which a flexible printed circuit can operate from the current state of the art maximum of 200°C into the desired range of 260°C (minimum) up to 400°C (target).

The Project also aims to develop the materials and manufacturing processes that enable this high temperature performance in a large format, such that the required overall length of 5m can be implemented in a single piece multilayer printed circuit, without joints.

Validation to TRL6 is to be achieved through coupon tests on representative hardware in a bespoke environmental chamber, subjecting the coupons to combined heat and random vibration loading, supported by full size PCBs integrated and tested at engine level.

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2011-01
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Coordinator

TRACKWISE DESIGNS LIMITED
Address
1 Ashvale Alexandra Way Ashchurch
GL20 8NB Tewkesbury
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 179 473,50
Administrative Contact
Philip Johnston (Mr.)

Participants (4)

ROGERS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 79 128
Address
Afrikalaan 188
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erdal Harmanci (Mr.)
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & ASSESSMENT LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 250
Address
Beckington Castle, Castle Corner 17
BA11 6TA Frome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Fromberg (Dr.)
Victrex Manufacturing Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Victrex Technology Centre, Hillhouse International
FY5 4QD Thornton-cleveleys
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mike Percy (Mr.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
2 Dashwood Lang Road
KT15 2NX Weybridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victoria Welham (Mrs.)