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Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures

Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures

Objective

The project proposal concerns the challenges posed by the physical integration of smart intelligent
structural concepts. It addresses aircraft weight and operational cost reductions as well as an
improvement in the flight profile specific aerodynamic performance.
This concerns material concepts enabling a conformal, controlled distortion of aerodynamically
important surfaces, material concepts enabling an active or passive status assessment of specific
airframe areas with respect to shape and potential damages and material concepts enabling
further functionalities which to date have been unrealizable.
Past research has shown the economic feasibility and system maturity of aerodynamic morphing.
However, few projects concerned themselves with the challenges arising from the structural
integration on commercial aircraft. In particular the skin material and its bonding to the substructure
is challenging. It is the aim of this project proposal to demonstrate the structural
realizability of individual morphing concepts concerning the leading edge, the trailing edge and the
winglet on a full-size external wing by aerodynamic and structural testing.
Operational requirements on morphing surfaces necessitate the implementation of an independent,
integrated shape sensing system to ensure not only an optimal control of the aerodynamic surface
but also failure tolerance and robustness. Developments made for structural health monitoring will
be adapted to this task. Similar systems optimized for rapid in-service damage assessment have
progressed to a maturity which allows their inclusion in the next generation of aircraft. However,
the time consuming application of these sensor systems has to be further improved by integration
at the component manufacturing level. The additional benefit of a utilization of these adapted
systems for part manufacture process and quality control shall be assessed in SARISTU.
Addressing the Nanotechnology aspect of the call, benefits regarding significant damage tolerance
and electrical conductivity improvements shall be realized at sub-assembly level.
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Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Address

Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 607 664

Administrative Contact

Katrin Genzel (Ms.)

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ALTRAN AVIATION ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

CRITICAL MATERIALS LDA

Portugal

AERNNOVA ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS IBERICA SA

Spain

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 77 700

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 23 125

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 46 231

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 748 943

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 2 184 134,50

ATARD SAVUNMA VE HAVACILIK SANAYI ILERI TEKNOLOJI UYGULAMALARI ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 163 000

SHORT BROTHERS PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 640 947

CATALYSE SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 81 422

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 419 104

CRITICAL MATERIALS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 126 912

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 542 845,50

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 916 060

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 512 999

AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 157 327

EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 211 960

FISCHER ADVANCED COMPOSITE COMPONENTS AG*FACC AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 233 096

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 848 642

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO Y APLICACION DE MATERIALES COMPUESTOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 346 441

GKN Aerospace Services Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 255 529

HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 211 620

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 162 623

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 912 779

INASCO HELLAS ETAIREIA EFARMOSMENON AERODIASTIMIKON EPISTIMON EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 819 358

INNOWATTECH LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 140 452

INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 923 830

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 136 238

KOK & VAN ENGELEN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 282 730

LATECOERE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 223 731

MARE ENGINEERING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 132 000

NANOCYL SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 394 697

NASTECH SRL - NOVEL AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 388

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 380 863

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 717 719

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 265 305

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 119 410

REDAM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 821 245

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 235 586

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 461 151

SOCIETE ANONYME BELGE DE CONSTRUCTIONS AERONAUTIQUES-S.A.B.C.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 581 361

SAMTECH SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 403 719

SEGULA AERONAUTIQUE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 630

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 259 965

SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 318 500

TUSAS-TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 478 770

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 79 140

TECHNOBIS FIBRE TECHNOLOGIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 312 605

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 651 979

FUNDACJA PARTNERSTWA TECHNOLOGICZNEGO TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 568 421

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 142 500

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 374 886

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 785 884

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 399 700

UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 243 000

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 72 866

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 252 967

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 491 352

ALPEX TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 162 750

YACHT TECCON ENGINEERING GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 58 468

AFYON KOCATEPE UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 78 198

ALTRAN GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 251 343

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284562

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 50 712 428,33

  • EU contribution

    € 32 434 311

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany