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Multifunctional aIrcraft power network with Solid-State electrIcal pOwer SwitchiNg

Project description

A powerful idea for greener aircraft is electrifying

Many power system components in conventional aircraft are pneumatic, hydraulic or mechanical, relying on pressurised air, an incompressible fluid or another part such as a gear to make things move. More-electric and all-electric aircraft designs enable significant weight and space reductions, decreased fuel consumption and emissions and decreased operating and maintenance costs, paving the way for greener aviation. The EU-funded MISSION project is developing an advanced electrical power distribution system for aircraft. Not only will the technology itself be an important contribution, but the advanced modelling and simulation tools will support future designs.


The MISSION Consortium will bring together world-leading expertise in the field of aircraft electric power systems, power line communication systems, solid-state power electronics technologies, metaphysical modelling and simulation, control, validation testing and integration, to design, develop, manufacture and validate the advanced electrical power distribution system (EPDS) based on Multifunctional Power Network with Electrical Switching. This will be a key component in the creation and demonstration of the Multifunctional Fuselage demonstrator being developed within Clean Sky 2 LPA IADP platform 2.

The technical areas of work will cover advanced architectures for the Electric Power Systems (EPS) architecture including their design, control and analysis, Power Electronic Switches based on Solid-State Devices, onboard communication networks, power line communication systems, and Power Line Communication (PLC). The technical work will be completed with advanced methods in model-based design, as well as multi-physic modelling and simulation, together with world-recognised expertise in manufacturing, testing and qualification of EPDS for aerospace applications to. This will enable a step changebreakthrough in the design and development of integrated electrical power bus and communication system (IPBCS) for future aircraft platforms. by introducing highly innovative technological solutions leading to a substantial reduction of overall weight, making aircraft more efficient, hence reducing fuel burn and contributing towards more efficient, greener aviation.


Net EU contribution
€ 498 620,00
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 498 620,00

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