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Optimised Electric Network Architectures and Systems for More-Electric Aircraft

Objective

ORCHESTRA combines:
· The leading University in Europe (UNOTT) on Aircraft electrification,
· Europe’s leading Regional Aircraft Company (LDO VEL),
· The world largest provider of aircraft Systems (SAF & SEP),
· Leading experts on Thermal Management (CIRA&FhG) and Electrical Energy Storage Technologies (AIT),
· Innovative businesses specialising in technologies for Aircraft Electrification (SKLE, BSIM &AER)
· Leading experts with decades of experience in aircraft certification (VR-ASP)
to deliver the “Technological Building Blocks” (TBB) that will form the foundation for the development of Much More Electric Aircraft (M2EA).
The key quantitative objectives achieved by ORCHESTRA will include overall EPS weight reduction by 25% and improvement in EPS efficiency by 10% compared to the current state-of-the-art. The ORCHESTRA consortium will investigate all the relevant technical aspects including electrical architectures, machines, power management and control, harness solutions, thermal management, electric energy storage, experimental and virtual testing, as well as systems integration, to develop and deliver a holistic framework of innovative modular scalable “building blocks” that incorporate emerging technologies and breakthrough design ideas. Each partner within the Consortium has been carefully selected due to their world leading expertise in the technology areas indicated Figure 3. The involvement of VR-ASP, with decades of experience on aircraft certification, is noteworthy to ensure that TBBs delivered through ORCHESTRA will be designed with a clear path to certification from the outset. This will be complemented through the involvement of EASA on the Industrial Advisory Board.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2020-SingleStage-INEA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 123 276,25

Participants (10)

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 683 691,25
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
France
EU contribution
€ 405 547,50
Address
1 Rue Louis Bleriot Parc Dactivite Andromede
31702 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFRAN SA
France
EU contribution
€ 474 047,50
Address
Blvd Du Gal Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 372 723,75
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 393 750
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AEROMECHS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 369 500
Address
Via Parente 10
81031 Aversa Ce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 378 053,75
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
BSIM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 281 870
Address
Corso Galileo Ferraris 16
10121 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKYLIFE ENGINEERING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 125
Address
Calle Americo Vespucio N5, Bloque 1, Local A 8-12
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VR AVIATION SAFETY PARTNERSHIP LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 750
Address
120 Stanton Road
NG10 5EP Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)