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Integrated Intelligent Bearing Systems for UHPE Ground Test Demo (I²BS)

Objective

Smart Bearings for Ground Test Demo

The overall objective of the I²BS project is to develop innovative smart bearings for an Ultra High Propulsion Efficiency (UHPE) Ground Test Demonstrator that not only meet the demo specification but also provide significant safety improvement compared to existing standards. I²BS pursues an integrated approach comprising the development of sensor technologies, energy harvesting, wireless communication, data management and algorithms to monitor bearing behaviour in challenging operating conditions (e.g. high temperature, high speed and high thrust). As part of the UHPE Demonstration Project, I²BS will design, develop, evaluate and test interchangeable smart bearings for the UHPE demonstrator. The bearing design will fulfil all requirements and safety standards for aerospace applications. The ‘smart’ bearings will be able to deliver, in real time, information on the bearing’s main functional characteristics and health including temperature, axial & radial load, ball or roller or cage speed, lubrication quality, radial clearance and premise of failure on each part of the bearing.

Coordinator

SCHAEFFLER AEROSPACE GERMANY GMBH & CO KG
Net EU contribution
€ 778 725,63
Address
Georg Schafer Strasse 30
97421 Schweinfurt
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 355 168,12
Region
Bayern Unterfranken Schweinfurt, Kreisfreie Stadt
 

Participants (1)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 712 166,25
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton