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Feasibility demonstration of 3D printing for a new efficient production method of mm-wave waveGUIDE antenna

Descripción del proyecto

Un método rentable para la seguridad del transporte aéreo

Los retrasos en los vuelos implican pérdidas considerables para el sector del transporte aéreo. Este problema está causado principalmente por una visibilidad baja, por lo que, poco a poco, se están instalando sistemas de visión mejorada de vuelo en aeronaves civiles que ayudan a los pilotos a aterrizar en cualquier condición de visibilidad. El proyecto 3DGUIDE, financiado con fondos europeos, reunirá a un grupo interdisciplinar de expertos mundiales en radiofrecuencia y antenas para probar un método de producción rentable de antenas guía-onda de alta precisión y onda milimétrica mediante fabricación por adición. Se trata de un proceso prometedor para fabricar antenas con formas tridimensionales complejas que reduce los procedimientos de montaje y los costes de producción globales.

Objetivo

Flight delays are costing billions of Euros yearly to the air transportation industry yearly. A large part of delays being linked to low visibility, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems are slowly coming to civil aircrafts and will eventually support pilots to land in any visibility condition. The Systems ITD of Clean Sky 2 aims to accelerate the development of new functions in cockpit systems for flight optimization in all conditions, increased crew awareness and efficiency. These new solution must however remain competitive in an industry under increasing cost pressure.

To address these challenges, the 3DGUIDE project intends to demonstrate an affordable production method for high precision mm-wave waveguide antennas with Additive manufacturing (AM). AM is a promising candidate to produce antennas with complex 3D shapes, reduce assembly steps and decrease overall production costs. The selected process, Laser Powder bed fusion (L-PBF), a metal AM technology, is optimized by CSEM for high printing resolutions and will be benchmarked against traditional manufacturing processes through the manufacturing, testing and performances comparison of printed mm-wave slotted antenna array elements (e.g. WG, single slotted WG array). An inductive iris waveguide bandpass filter operating at 94 GHz is suggested as 3D printed phase shifter and dummy MEMS will be integrated into the phase shifter element structure for the project. Furthermore, a later integration of MEMS biasing lines printed in the WG structure will be tested. The project will target a TRL4.

To reach these objectives, 3DGUIDE brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts including world-class researchers on radiofrequency and antennas (UPM), an industry expert in development and deployment of high frequency antennas in challenging environments (TTI), and finally an industry oriented research and technology organization well versed in leading and managing interdisciplinary international projects (CSEM).

Régimen de financiación

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Coordinador

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 331 700,00
Dirección
Rue jaquet droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Suiza

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
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