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Magnetostrictive equipment and systems for more electric aircraft (MESA)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-1999-00035

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    1 August 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 520 409

  • EU contribution

    € 1 800 000

Coordinated by:

SAARLAND UNIVERSITY

Germany

Objective

MESA addresses the medium to long term objectives of reducing power take up and weight of onboard aircraft systems through the development of magnetostrictive motors and actuators for more electric aircraft. The improvement of cabin comfort will be addressed by two of the three applications to be developed during the three years project. Twelve complementary aerospace, SME's and university partners from six European countries will develop actuators, amplifiers and controllers to control aircraft equipment and helicopter rotor blades and to reduce noise and vibration. Communication and exploitation activities maximise the European added value of the project with suitable protection of knowledge. New products resulting from the developments are expected to reach the market within five years of project begin.

Coordinator

SAARLAND UNIVERSITY

Address

Altenkesseler Strasse 17/ D2
66115 Saarbruecken

Germany

Participants (10)

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

NEWLANDS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

SAABTECH AB

Sweden

TACT TECHNOLOGY LTD.

Ireland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

ZF LUFTFAHRTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-1999-00035

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    1 August 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 520 409

  • EU contribution

    € 1 800 000

Coordinated by:

SAARLAND UNIVERSITY

Germany