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Linear Innovative Thrust Reverser Actuator System

Project description

Make way for a new generation of turbofan engines with more compact spaces

According to Newton’s third law of motion, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you want an airplane to be thrusted forward, you expel exhaust gas to the rear. Conversely, reversing the direction of the exhaust gas slows the plane down. A thrust reverser enables shorter landing distances and reduces wear on the braking system. The EU-funded LiTRAS project is developing an electrical thrust reverser actuation system for the new generation of turbofan engines with more compact spaces. Based on modern linear motor technology, the direct coupling of the thrust reverser to the motor enables the elimination of mechanical transmission components such as belt and gear drives. This should decrease weight and space, minimise maintenance work and enhance reliability and lifetime for a significant increase in performance and decrease in overall system costs.

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
€ 300 605

Participants (2)

COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE SISTEMAS AERONAUTICOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 358 575
Address
Paseo John Lennon 4 Getafe
28906 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DR.-ING. ERNST BRAUN GMBH ENTWICKLUNG ELEKTRISCHER MASCHINEN, ANTRIEBE UND STEUERUNGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 200
Address
Martin-luther-strasse 1
88400 Biberach An Der Riss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)