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Electro-mechanical magnetic blade pitch control

Project description

The EU aviation industry is open to a novel idea that could save fuel and cut emissions

Annual global emissions from the international aerospace sector are already approximately 70 % higher than they were 15 years ago. The International Civil Aviation Organisation predicts they could increase by another 300 % by 2050 if measures are not taken. More efficient engines are one way to reduce emissions, and open rotor engines, under development since the 1980s, are gaining attention again. Characterised by two contra-rotating fans, open rotor architectures efficiently increase propulsion, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Controlling the angle of the blades has conventionally been achieved with hydraulic systems requiring extensive maintenance to prevent hydraulic fluid leakage. The EU-funded ROTATOR project is developing an electromechanical magnetic control system to further increase the reliability and cost-effectiveness of novel open rotor engines.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP10-2019-01
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Coordinator

MAGNOMATICS LIMITED
Address
Park House Bernard Road
S2 5BQ Sheffield South Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 738 606

Participants (3)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 081 286
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROMAX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 482 007
Address
Cedar House, 78 Portsmouth Road
KT11 1HY Cobham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 153 125
Address
Kerkstraat 13
5161 EA Sprang Capelle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)