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Stratospheric Flying Opportunities for High-Speed Propulsion Concepts

Objetivo

The stratosphere is the highest layer in the atmosphere where aircraft can still fly. Nevertheless, it is presently rarely exploited for commercial aviation. As Europe’s Vision for Aviation predicts globally a six-fold increase in passenger by 2050, flight levels above the troposphere become attractive and maybe the only way to realize this.

While the lower stratosphere could still be reachable for classical aircraft, the higher altitudes would demand for higher speeds. Various technologies, systems and novel aircraft concepts related to high-speed transport have progressed rapidly over the last 20 years showing their technical feasibility and readiness up to TRL-3. Technology roadmaps elaborated by industrial and research teams indicated their readiness-level can easily be brought up to TRL-6 by 2035 provided the related application can be shown to be commercially exploitable.

The first project goal covers the multi-functional integration of propulsion, aerodynamics, airframes and on-board systems across various disciplines to define and detail a high-speed aircraft configuration enabling long-haul travels.
However, Europe should have simultaneously a directive which flight altitudes are environmentally sustainable on the basis of fuel type and emission rates. This parametric mapping of the stratospheric climate impact covers the second goal of the project.

Last but not least, the potential of stratospheric flight relies also on economic viability. Apart from potential routes, aircraft capacity and performance, development and exploitation costs… the third goal will also consider human factors, social acceptance, implementation and noise issues.

The present proposal will, contrary to regular viability studies, perform a bottom-up approach. The validity will follow a sound technical and scientific approach and shall demonstrate environmental and economic compatibility. This enables then a formulation of regulatory, technological and socio-economic barriers.

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias naturales/ciencias de la tierra y ciencias ambientales conexas/ciencias de la atmósfera

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
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Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinador

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Dirección
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 375 000

Participantes (10)

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 325 000
Dirección
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 515 000
Dirección
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 650 000
Dirección
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 350 000
Dirección
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 200 000
Dirección
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 187 485
Dirección
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 400 000
Dirección
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION DE LA INGENIERIA CIVIL DE GALICIA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 315 000
Dirección
Escuela Ingenieros De Caminos/universidad De Coruna/campus De Elvina
15071 La Coruna
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 600 000
Dirección
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 82 515
Dirección
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments