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Design Evaluation and Performance Assessment of Rotorcraft Technology by 2050

Objective

The aim of project DEPART2050 is to undertake novel rotorcraft technology assessments (Tilt rotor aircraft and Compound rotorcraft), utilising a flexible and extensible modular multi-disciplinary framework. The objective of the work in the project will be to undertake at the airport and ATS level, assessments of environmental (emissions and noise) and mobility (connectivity and productivity) improvements that may be accrued through replacement of reference technology over the designated time scales (2015/2020/2035/2050).

Within CS2, the Technology Evaluator (TE) is positioned as a dedicated evaluation platform, with a critical role of assessing the environmental impact of the technologies developed. Apart from assessing the level of success achieved by the novel technologies and their contribution to well-defined environmental goals, the TE is also tasked with establishing any societal benefits that may be accrued. Therefore based on requirements of the call, Project Depart2050 will focus on assessing and establishing the impact of introducing novel rotorcraft concepts at the airport and air transport system level. The comparison will be made against a selected baseline technology in terms of impact on the environment and mobility.
The consortium will include NLR, ANOTEC, and University of Padua and will be led by Cranfield University. The partners have been specially chosen based on their individual strengths in the field of research and their past experience in EU projects.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft/rotorcraft
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP05-2016-03
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Funding Scheme

CS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 241 000

Participants (3)

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 154 400
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Anotec Engineering, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 96 500
Address
Calle Rector Jose Vida Soria 2 Portal 7 Planta 2 Puerta C
18613 Motril
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 875
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments