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A “Smart” Self-monitoring composite tool for aerospace composite manufacturing using Silicon photonic multi-sEnsors Embedded using through-thickness Reinforcement techniques

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 871875

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 962 311,96

  • EU contribution

    € 5 089 284,75

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

Project description

English EN

Silicon photonic sensors for aerospace composites manufacturing

An increase in airline traffic, coupled with rising fuel costs and strict environmental regulations, is driving the increased use of composite materials in the aerospace industry. Using silicon photonic multi-sensors, the EU-funded SEER project is developing smart self-monitoring composite tools to measure process and material parameters. The aim is to leverage machine learning to provide unprecedented reliability of the cured part while significantly cutting costs through preventive maintenance of the tools. Specifically, the project will develop miniature photonic sensors to embed in the tool with through-the-thickness techniques that minimise alteration of the tool's structural integrity. The sensors will be capable of providing temperature, refractive index and pressure data of the composite part without compromising its structure. It will also provide a part quality fingerprint, ensuring the quality of the part based on the undergone curing process. The SEER solution will be made compatible with existing composite manufacturing and measurement methods.

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Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

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Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 715 860

Participants (10)

LOIRETECH INGENIERIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 572 733,50

AIRTIFICIAL AEROSPACE & DEFENSE SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 208 250

TWI LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 706 225

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 498 062,50

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 343 000

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 399 948,75

ARGOTECH AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 506 275

AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 406 805

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 591 875

ELLINIKI ENOSI FOTONIKIS ASTIKI MIKERDOSKOPIKI ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 140 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 871875

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 962 311,96

  • EU contribution

    € 5 089 284,75

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece