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REsettable Hold-Down and Release ACTuator

Objective

Unrestricted access to Space low shock non-explosive actuators has been identified as an urgent action by the European Commission, the European Space Agency and the European Defence Agency. Project REACT proposal is oriented to permit the unrestricted access of Europe to the technology of high reliable non-explosive actuators based on SMA (Shape Memory Alloy) technology.

The REACT (REsettable Hold-Down and Release ACTuator) device is a new Hold Down and Release Actuator (HDRA) for space applications that have been developed as an improved alternative to currently available devices.

Specifically, the proposed project is focused on develop low shock resettable Hold Down and Release actuators and qualify them integrated in real space final user space applications that require this release devices, such as big structures deployment, space science payload subsystems deployment, launchers subsystems deployment and small satellites subsystems deployment.
The TRL (Technology Readiness Level) expected to be obtained once the project concluded shall be 8.

REACT project is aimed to optimize and evolve standard REACT devices designs recently qualified up to TRL6 in order to match the requirements of specific applications demanded by the space market and generate a competitive range of products. The product optimized for space market applications will be able to replace and improve the performance of currently available US components in different areas of application (launchers, science, telecom and Earth Observation applications).

REACT project contemplates to develop new SMA material manufacturing techniques and new SMA alloys that fit the specific requirements of the final users also involved in the project. In addition, research and improve the actuator tribology will be a technical objective to be addressed during the project development.
Finally it is addressed a complete qualification campaign in order to upgrade to TRL8 the REACT models.
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Coordinator

ARQUIMEA INGENIERIA SL

Address

Calle Margarita Salas 10
28919 Leganes Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 075 280

Participants (7)

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SPACETECH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 294 200

AVS ADDED VALUE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS SLU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 246 158,75

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 136 062,50

ESR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 232 931

EADS CASA Espacio

Spain

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 316 018,75

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 430 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 640241

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 731 560,54

  • EU contribution

    € 2 731 451

Coordinated by:

ARQUIMEA INGENIERIA SL

Spain