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MULTIFUNCTIONAL HEATED AUTOREGULATED PTC RADIANT PANEL

Objective

The RADIANT Project has for ambition to create the smartest self-limiting heating system integrated on cabin panel to revolutionize the thermal comfort of Aircraft while contributing to the competitiveness of our industry.
The consortium members are HUTCHINSON, a world leader for Cabin solutions, CANOE is a R&T centre with more than 5 years of expertise in the field of cost-effective carbon fibrous materials and smart composites especially for aeronautics market and CTAG a non-profit technology Center with years of expertise in the numerical simulation for thermal efficiency active in the automotive industry.
The RADIANT PANEL project offers a disruptive innovation proposal based on three main pillars:
A new positive temperature coefficient (PTC) textile coating made of ex-cellulose carbon fiber and a PVDF-based polymer,
A heated multi-functional cabin panel
A fully robotized manufacturing cell for the cabin panel assembly.
During the project, 2 type of coating will be tested. The textile coating will be assembled with their connectors on the top layer of the cabin panel by a collaborative work between a Cobot and a 6 axis robot. It is also proposed to carry out the full cabin temperature and air flow simulation using a specific software (TAITherm) coupled with the Human Thermal Module for the comfort prediction. Functionnal test and certification test will be validated the soltuion.
The RADIANT project has a 36 months duration and a budget of 702,516€. The consortium aims to take 10% market share of the cabin panel business, evaluated at 90 M€.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP07-2017-02
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Funding Scheme

CS2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

HUTCHINSON SA
Address
Rue Balzac 2
75008 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 236 911,50

Participants (2)

ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET DES RECHERCHES AUPRES DES UNIVERSITES, DES CENTRES DE RECHERCHE ET DES ENTREPRISES D'AQUITAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 226 300
Address
Avenue Du Docteur Albert Schweitzer - Centre Condorcet 162
33608 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 840
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249
36400 Porrino Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations