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Advanced Superconducting Motor Experimental Demonstrator

Objective

Air traffic is projected to grow worldwide by 5% per year resulting in increasing fossil fuel consumption and emissions. Previous studies have shown that hybrid-electric distributed propulsion (DP) in civilian aircraft offers a route to achieve the massive reductions in fuel consumption and emission targeted by Flightpath 2050. These studies identify the necessity of potential superconducting solutions to achieve the required power densities and efficiencies. However, no suitable superconductive motor is available to realize DP in large aircraft and no prototypes have been constructed with this aim. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the benefits of a new fully superconducting motor with a power density of 20kW/kg. In particular, the ASuMED project will: design an appropriate motor topology, develop a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) stator with an electric loading of >450kA/m, develop a rotor using HTS stacks operating like permanent magnets providing an average magnetic loading of >2.5 T, integrate a magnetization system into the stator area, implement a light, highly efficient cryostat for the motor combined with an integrated cryogenic cooling system and associated power converter.
The above technologies will be demonstrated in a prototype with approximately 1 MW power at 10.000rpm and a thermal loss <0.1%, showing scalability to higher power values. In addition to the motor development, new active cooling designs will be investigated and novel numerical methods will be developed for 2D modelling of superconducting motors at the level of individual turns in the windings and for 3D modelling of motor components. Moreover, an innovative modular inverter topology with enhanced failure protection will be designed, to realize the highly dynamic and robust control of superconducting machines. After assembly of the overall motor, final tests will evaluate the technology´s benefits and allow its integration into designs for future aircraft.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages

Coordinator

OSWALD ELEKTROMOTOREN GMBH
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€ 774 250,00
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Benzstrasse 12
63897 Miltenberg
Germany

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Bayern Unterfranken Miltenberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

Participants (9)

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
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€ 151 593,75
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Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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€ 619 225,00
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
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€ 364 635,00
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Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ASCHAFFENBURG
Germany
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€ 480 000,00
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Wuerzburger Strasse 45
63743 Aschaffenburg

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Bayern Unterfranken Aschaffenburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
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€ 620 000,00
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Quai D'orsay 75
75007 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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DEMACO HOLLAND BV
Netherlands
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€ 602 031,25
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Oester 2
1723 HW Noord Scharwoude

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Alkmaar en omgeving
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€ 0,00
CLOSE JOINT-STOCK COMPANY SUPEROX
Russia
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€ 0,00
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Nauchnyi Proezd 20/2
117246 Moscow

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 768 750,00
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
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€ 286 210,00
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Dubravska 9
841 04 Bratislava

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Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
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K & S GMBH PROJEKTMANAGEMENT
Germany
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€ 109 531,25
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Purweider Winkel 52
52070 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
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€ 0,00