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PREcession-based drive mechanisms for high-PREcision energy-efficient POSitionining devices

Objective

PhiDrive and Arquimea´s Pre2Pos project is a Phase 1 winning project from the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Space call of September 2014. The project is based on the industrialisation and commercialisation of rotary actuators, using an innovative motor which takes advantage of the micrometric deformation displacement of piezoelectric stacks, shape memory alloys and other smart materials to achieve infinite rotary or linear motion.
Our plan is to include these rotary actuators in key equipment and mechanisms used in Space and in particular on satellites, such as Solar Array Drive Mechanisms (SADMs), Antenna Pointing Mechanisms (APMs) or Deployment Mechanisms (DMs), where high precision, low weight, energy efficiency and low manufacturing costs are constantly sought by End Users.

Since receiving the notification of our Phase 1 success, we, PhiDrive, have been working intensively on the Feasibility Study for our project. We have analysed and planned our strategy for the future technical and business development, in order to maximize the exploitation of our innovative technology and its application within the Space industry. In this respect, we have succeded in recruiting an excellent and experience partner, Arquimea. Also, our first motor prototypes have already demonstrated the effectiveness of the technology, with the mechanical characteristics complying with the expected and desired results. Finally, our consolidated Pre2Pos business plan indicates that we will be able to sell 450 products from 2018 to 2022, bringing accumulated revenues of over €22.5 million, while at the same time creating more than 20 new positions in both companies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/numerical analysis
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology/lubrication
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2

Coordinator

PHI DRIVE SRL
Address
Corso Castelfidardo 30/A
10129 Torino To
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 202 648,13

Participants (1)

ARQUIMEA INGENIERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 889 110,25
Address
Calle Margarita Salas 10
28919 Leganes Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)