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Electromagnetic Platform for lightweight Integration/Installation of electrical systems in Composite Electrical Aircraft

Objective

This three-and-a-half year project is to release, validate and verify a unique computer environment (i.e. the EPICEA platform) assimilating a complete understanding of electromagnetic (EM) issues on Composite Electric Aircraft (CEA – i.e. aircraft with composite and electric technologies combined and operating at higher altitude/latitude). EM on CEA includes EM coupling, interconnects, and Cosmic Radiations (CR) on electrical systems together with new concepts of antennas designed to maintain performance in composite environment without modifying aircraft aerodynamics. In EPICEA, CR, as parts of the EM spectrum, are considered as EM environmental hazards such as lightning or HIRF (High Intensity Radiated Fields). The targeted computer platform will support a decision making process for selection of the best strategy for the integration of electrical systems. Starting at a TRL3, the consortium will demonstrate a TRL4 at the end of the project.
The project will address numerous engineering issues, aiming at a significant reduction of energy consumption through more electrical aircraft and systems integration. If successful, it will create a more robust EM protection for electrical systems (i.e. lightweight, cost effective and safety compliant), a lighter and safer electrical system architecture for EM protected, less redundant, safety compliant, easy to maintain systems, a less drag on new systems of antennas while maintaining EM performance, and also will point to best possible health monitoring solutions. Used from the early design phase of electrical systems up to the architecture definition for installation and integration of electrical systems into CEA, the EPICEA outcome will limit the recourse to over conservative protection and unnecessary redundancy in integration architecture. This will overcome the weight penalty currently jeopardising the development of energy-efficient CEAs and will strengthen the aircraft safety.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2015_SingleStage-A
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 660 858,75

Participants (4)

ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 185 687,50
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXESSIM SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 340 000
Address
Parc Innovation - Rue Jean Sapidus
67400 Illkirch Graffenstaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOKKER ELMO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 275 093,75
Address
Aviolandalaan 33
4631 RP Hoogerheide
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
I.D.S. - INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI - S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 288 280
Address
Via Enrica Calabresi 24
56121 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)