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Innovative weight and balance measurement system for Tiltrotor application

Project description

Better than a marionette's strings

The next generation civil tiltrotor (NGCTR) can work under two configurations: helicopter or airplane mode. The change between these involves a redistribution of the mass that affects the stability and performance during flight. A suitable load distribution and balancing leads to a more efficient operation of the engines, impacting the fuel consumption. The WEIBAL project assesses the weight and balance of the aircraft to obtain information about the optimisation of the performance during use, leading to an improved behaviour and efficiency to fulfil the targets of ACARE Flightpath 2050. WEIBAL evaluates the weight and balance of the NGCTR, using a system that detects the 3D position of the centre of gravity of the plane and its position in different configurations.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP10-2019-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 626 486,25

Participants (1)

DIBAL SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 228,04
Address
C/ Astintze 26
48160 Derio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)