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Demonstration of a Decontamination Device Protoype for buisness jets and Experimental Validation

Objective

"This project is to validate a cleaning device capable of clearing out small debris from the leading edges of business jets or airliners, to keep the flow as laminar as possible on the leading edge of the wing. The cleaning concept will be compatible with the surface treatment of the leading edge of commercial aircrafts. Typically this concerns the contamination of leading edges by insect impact. At first, the system will be designed and a prototype manufactured. In parallel, aerodynamic and stress models will be studied. Then ground experiments including tests in a wind tunnel will be performed, in view of prototype validation.The prototype will be subsequently modified and validated. Conclusions will help for the industrialisation of the cleaning system.
The consortium will be led by EPFL, who co-ordinated a preliminary project on the design of such cleaning devices in the CleanSky call 3 CLEANLE, with several partners for manufacturing, consulting, experiment running and analysis, including a design office SME, and university windtunnel experts. The project will lead to a test prototype.
The present project will push the concepts, that have attained a Research Technology Readiness Level, TRL near to TRL3 (research to prove feasibility), to evolve on the system/subsystem model and prototype demonstrator of a technology demonstration of TRL 6."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2012-02
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky
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Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 32 056
Administrative Contact
Pénélope Leyland (Dr.)

Participants (3)

AEDS SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 149 940
Address
Plan Cerisier
1921 Martigny Croix
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelo Casagrande (Dr.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE MECANIQUE ET D'AEROTECHNIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 70 800
Address
Clément Ader Avenue 1
86961 Futuroscope Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Crozatier (Ms.)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 218 175
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Guillaume (Dr.)