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Structural pOweR CompositEs foR futurE civil aiRcraft

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.

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)

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 426 308,75

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 409 075

FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 006,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 738085

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2017

  • End date

    31 January 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 650 632,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 650 632,50

Coordinated by:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom