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Modular Approach to Hybrid Electric Propulsion Architecture

Objective

The overall objective of MAHEPA is to bridge the gap between the research and product stage of a low emission propulsion technology to meet the environmental goals for aviation towards the year 2050. Two variants of a low emission, high efficiency, serial-hybrid-electric propulsion architecture will be advanced to TRL 6: the first uses a hydrocarbon fuelled internal combustion engine and an electric generator as primary power source, while in the second a hydrogen fuel cell is used to produce power showcasing the flexibility of the architecture. Common to both variants is the power control module, used to implement advanced power management methods to optimize mission, range and emissions of hybrid electric aircraft, and the new power electronic devices namely a highly efficient, airborne qualified electric propulsion motor and next-generation inverter technology. The modular approach is further demonstrated by integration and flight testing of each variant on a different small aircraft to showcase flexibility and scalability of the powertrain. A visionary implementation study towards commercial/transport category aircraft rounds up the project. The core value of MAHEPA is to build-up technological know-how and use flight test data to validate performance, efficiency and emission reduction capabilities of above technologies. This will allow to make conclusions about the suitability of these solutions towards megawatt-scale hydrocarbon driven hybrids and zero-emission hydrogen-powered solutions. For small aircraft this propulsion system development can be the door opener for a commercialized, new, low emission, highly efficient airplane category.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages

Coordinator

PIPISTREL VERTICAL SOLUTIONS DOO PODJETJE ZA NAPREDNE LETALSKE RESITVE
Net EU contribution
€ 2 990 504,40
Address
Vipavska Cesta 2
5270 Ajdovscina
Slovenia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Goriška
 

Participants (9)

Third-party

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PIPISTREL DOO PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO ZRACNIH PLOVIL
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 190 250,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Goriska Cesta 50A
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMPACT DYNAMICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 808 718,75
Address
Moosstrasse 9
82319 Starnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Bayern Oberbayern Starnberg
 
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 409 602,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 234 610,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
H2FLY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 205 022,50
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Waldstrasse 5
71549 Auenwald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Rems-Murr-Kreis
 
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 625,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 291 875,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 477 475,00
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PIPISTREL DOO PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO ZRACNIH PLOVIL

Participation ended

Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 105 495,60
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Goriska Cesta 50A
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00