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Hybrid Aircraft; academic reSearch on Thermal and Electrical Components and Systems

Objective

The HASTECS project aims at supporting the demonstration of radical aircraft configurations (CS-2/WP1.6) by means of models and tools development that can help the designers in assessing main benefits of architectures and power management of hybrid electric propulsion. The proposed consortium involves all competences to face the huge complexity of this process. All academic researchers will gather their expertise to optimize the overall hybrid power chain, starting with electric and thermal components up to system integration by taking into account main environmental constraints. Assessments will be integrated at the system level and will include design and analysis of main components of the hybrid power chain: electric machines and related cooling, cables, power electronics and related thermal management. This system integration will take into account the main environmental constraints, especially partial discharges due to new high power and ultra-high voltage standards. The HASTECS project proposes to reach aggressive targets with a strong increase of specific powers for the main components; We especially target to double the specific power of electric machines from 5kW/kg for 2025 to 10kW/kg for 2035 while specific powers of converters would evolve from 15kW/kg for 2025 to 25kW/kg for 2035: this expected gap, when installing 4 inverter–motor drives of 1.5MW will lead to a weight reduction of 1.8 tons, which will offer a significant fuel burn reduction estimated at 3.5% for a short range (~300nm) flight. Additional fuel burn reduction will be obtained thanks to several technological steps as on “auxiliary sources” (batteries, fuel cells, etc) and by optimizing the overall system sizing integrating the power management. Recent assessments estimate that the reduction of total energy provided by both Gas Turbines and auxiliaries (batteries of fuel cells) of the most promising electric hybrid architecture may go beyond 20% for a 300nm regional flight!

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
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€ 633 500,00
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Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
France
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

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COMMUNAUTE D'UNIVERSITE ET D'ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE FEDERALE DE TOULOUSE MIDI-PYRENEES
France
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€ 11 600,00
Address
41 All Jules Guesde
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 103 275,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
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€ 301 500,00
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 875,00
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE MECANIQUE ET D'AEROTECHNIQUE
France
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€ 422 075,00
Address
Clément Ader Avenue 1
86961 Futuroscope Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00