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Combustion species Imaging Diagnostics for Aero-engine Research

Objective

The CIDAR project is the result of a Consortium formed by Academic Parties (Manchester, Strathclyde and Edinburgh Universities), a Research and Development Organization (INTA) and private companies (DAS and OptoSci). Therefore, CIDAR builds upon the expertise of the UK's and Spain’s world-leading groups in fibre-lasers, laser based gas and particulate detection, opto-electronics, and chemical species tomography (CST), allied to its industrial strengths in aero-engine manufacture and aviation fuel technology.

The CIDAR project aims to establish a world-leading capability in the non-intrusive measurement and 2D imaging of nvPM/soot and CO2 concentrations in aero-engine exhaust. Non-intrusive planar tomographic measurement of CO2 will be based on calibration-free Fibre-Laser Absorption Spectroscopy and soot measurements will be based on laser-induced incandescence (LII).

Validation of both imaging technologies will be carried out at the INTA Turbojet Test Centre using large civil turbofan engines, providing data analysis and measurement uncertainty of the current state of the art measurement systems.
The measurement system will then be developed to a maturity level of TRL6 with a clearly identified route to commercialisation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP06-2017-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 314 525

Participants (5)

DAS PHOTONICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 422 649,50
Address
Cmno De Vera S/n Planta 2 Edificio 8F
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 338 996,25
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 445 377,50
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 382 763,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPTOSCI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 425,75
Address
9 Cambuslang Road
G32 8NB Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)