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Development and demonstration of materials and manufacturing process for ultra high reliability electric Anti-ice/De-ice thermal layers for high strain rotor blades and helicopter airframe sections

Objective

The expected outcome of the NO-ICE-ROTOR project is structural and environmental test substantiation of ultra high reliability heater layers which are capable to be integrated into an advanced tilt civil rotorcraft configuration with high cruise speed, low fuel consumption and gas emission, low community noise impact, and high productivity for operators.

The realisation of such an advanced tilt civil rotorcraft is the objective of the Clean sky Fast Rotorcraft Project (FRC). It is the aim of this project to use technologies developed through the Clean Sky Programme to demonstrate a compound rotorcraft configuration that combines the vertical lift capability of the conventional helicopter with the speed capability of a fixed wing aircraft in a sustainable way.

The overall objectives of the NO-ICE-ROTOR project are: 

- Design and development of heater layer for application in tilt rotors
- Establishment of test criteria and test matrix project
- Manufacturing of suitable test pieces for ice protection system (IPS) testing
- Structural and environmental rig test adaptations for IPS testing
- IPS rig and coupon test realization and tests results
- Synthesis of results: comparison of performance of materials and of technologies tested
The specific objective of the NO-ICE-ROTOR project is to develop heater layers to be embedded in composite structures to provide anti-icing and de-icing capability where safety requirements dictate ultra high reliability, while operating in high strain and vibration conditions. Structural and environmental testing will be conducted on representative test items consisting of functional heater layers embedded in the prop-rotor blade and airframe sections of a tilt-rotor configuration intended for civil certification.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft/rotorcraft
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP02-2015-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VILLINGER GMBH
Address
Gewerbepark 6
6142 Mieders
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 189 525

Participants (4)

CEST KOMPETENZZENTRUM FUR ELEKTROCHEMISCHE OBERFLACHENTECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 114 800
Address
Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIA AVIATEST LTD
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 119 700
Address
Rezeknes Iela 1
1073 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 201 624,94
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
RTA RAIL TEC ARSENAL FAHRZEUGVERSUCHSANLAGE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 124 337,50
Address
Paukerwerkstrasse 3
1210 Wien
Activity type
Other