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Advanced Concepts for Aero-Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723167

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 836 430

  • EU contribution

    € 5 836 430

Coordinated by:

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

Objective

The overall objective of ACASIAS is to contribute to the reduction of energy consumption of future aircraft by improving aerodynamic performance and by facilitating the integration of novel efficient propulsion systems such as contra-rotating open rotor (CROR) engines.

The aerodynamic performance is improved by the conformal and structural integration of antennas. The installation of CROR engines is facilitated by installation of an Active Structural Acoustic Control (ASAC) system in the fuselage. The integration of such a system in fuselage panels will annoying noise in the cabin caused by multi-harmonic sound pressure level which is radiated by CROR engines. CROR engines are able to realize up to 25% fuel and CO2 savings compared to equivalent-technology turbofan engines (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19890003194.pdf).

The ACASIAS project focuses on challenges posed by the development of aero- structures with multifunctional capabilities. The following concepts structural concepts are considered:
• A composite stiffened ortho-grid fuselage panel for integrating Ku-band SATCOM antenna tiles.
• A fuselage panel with integrated sensors and wiring for reduction of CROR cabin noise.
• A smart winglet with integrated blade antenna (integrated substrates into special foam, partly covered by a 1 mm glass/quartz epoxy layer).
• A Fibre Metal Laminate GLARE panel with integrated VHF communication slot antenna.

The 36 months action with a project cost of 5.8 MEuros will bring together 11 partners from 6 countries covering the three main disciplines required: (composite) structures, advanced antennas and miniaturized sensors in a multi-disciplinary project. The project innovations facilitated by integration of these disciplines, as well as resulting in operational cost reduction and decreased emissions for airlines, will also lead to a more competitive supply chain in the aviation sector, which increasingly uses composite structures.

Coordinator

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Address

Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059cm Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 310 087,65

Participants (10)

FOKKER AEROSTRUCTURES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 401 775,70

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 603 427,94

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 366 014,29

INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 558 442,76

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 461 295,50

EVEKTOR SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 360 184,51

TRACKWISE DESIGNS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 409 100

IMST GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 922 696,96

L - UP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 279 520,14

FOKKER ELMO BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 163 884,55

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723167

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 836 430

  • EU contribution

    € 5 836 430

Coordinated by:

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands