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Advanced Concepts for Aero-Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
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Coordinator

STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTCENTRUM
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 310 087,65

Participants (10)

FOKKER AEROSTRUCTURES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 401 775,70
Address
Industrieweg 4
3351 LB Papendrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 603 427,94
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 366 014,29
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 558 442,76
Address
Christian Pommer Strasse 47
38112 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 461 295,50
Address
Letnany Beranovych 130
19000 Praha 18
Activity type
Research Organisations
EVEKTOR SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 360 184,51
Address
Letecka 1008
686 04 Kunovice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRACKWISE DESIGNS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 409 100
Address
1 Ashvale Alexandra Way Ashchurch
GL20 8NB Tewkesbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMST GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 922 696,96
Address
Carl Friedrich Gaussstrasse 2
47475 Kamp Lintfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
L - UP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 279 520,14
Address
Avenue De Friedland 32
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOKKER ELMO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 884,55
Address
Aviolandalaan 33
4631 RP Hoogerheide
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)