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Structural pOweR CompositEs foR futurE civil aiRcraft

Objective

In SORCERER revolutionary lightweight electrical energy storing composite materials for future electric and hybrid-electric aircraft are to be developed. Building on previous research novel lightweight supercapacitor composites, structural battery and structural energy generating composite materials are to be realised for aeronautical application and demonstrated on the systems level. Such demonstration ranges from table-top demonstrators for structural batteries and energy harvesting materials to aircraft component demonstrators for structural supercapacitors.
The SORCERER consortium consist of the world leading research groups on structural power composites. The team has an outstanding scientific track record in research covering all aspects of structural power composites development and manufacture namely: multifunctional matrices (SPE) and carbon fibres (i.e. constituents); separator materials and designs; structural electrodes; connectivity and power management and materials modelling and design.
In SORCERER we will build on these experiences to adapt current structural power composites solutions for aeronautical applications as well as develop new materials and devices for the aircraft application. By the end of the project each technology, i.e. structural supercapacitor, battery and power generation device, will have matured and as a result been brought-up at least one step on the TRL scale. In particular, the developed devices will be demonstrated on the systems level. For all structural battery and power generation composite materials this will be the world’s first demonstration on that level of complexity.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP03-2016-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 715 242,50

Participants (3)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 426 308,75
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 409 075
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 006,25
Address
Calle Eric Kandel 2 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Tecnogetafe
28906 Getafe
Activity type
Research Organisations