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Ultra-Fast Reliable Radio Control Systems for Avionics

Project description

Flying away from aircraft wiring

The amount of wiring in any aircraft is remarkable. If stretched out, the wires that run within the Airbus A380 plane, for instance, could connect Brussels with Zurich. This is 500 km. What is more, the cabling weighs 7.5 tonnes. This adds to fuel consumption and costs money in terms of installation, maintenance and retrofitting. The EU-funded Project RACOON initiative is working to change this by making wireless as effective as wires. The German software company R3 has developed a world-first ‘cooperative diversity’ between transceivers to leverage all the chips in a system as ‘assistant senders’ to each other. Short of replacing all the wiring in a plane, the project will aim to develop flexible wireless controls to enhance safety and create return on investment across aviation by replacing wires with real-time wireless where ecologically and economically worthwhile.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-3

Coordinator

R3 - RELIABLE REALTIME RADIO COMMUNICATIONS GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 2 144 100,00
Address
Bismarckstrasse 10-12
10625 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 918 900,00