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Low cost optical avionics data networks(LOADNET)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2000-00142

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 052 962

  • EU contribution

    € 3 212 740

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

Objective

The objective of LOADNet is to establish cost effective photonic network technologies and through-life support procedures for on-board aircraft data communications applications. This will be achieved by the identification, evaluation and adaptation of low cost commercial optical data transmission technology. The consortium comprises key members of the supply chain, from optical component/sub-system vendors, through equipment suppliers, to airframe manufacturers, and is further complemented by the participation of world-class academic groups. The trade-offs between airframe requirements, functional environmental performance, and life-cycle costs can thus be properly resolved. Optical physical layer developments will be based on commercial photonic components that will re-package where appropriate to yield low cost, physically robust data communications hardware. Data link and network layer studies, as well as physical layer modelling activities will support component/device developments and ultimately provide design tool capabilities. Risk reduction will be achieved through the design, development, and evaluation of network, architectures, physical layer components, and through-life support procedures. The project partners through the AECMA, ARINC, and SAE organisations will actively pursue this goal.

Coordinator

AIRBUS UK LIMITED

Address

New Filton House, Filton
Bristol

United Kingdom

Participants (12)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

AIRBUS FRANCE SAS

France

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD

United Kingdom

DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG

Germany

FCI FRANCE

France

INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH

Germany

NEXANS HARNESSES

Belgium

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

SISTEMAS Y REDES TELEMATICAS- SIRE S.L.

Spain

SMITHS AEROSPACE LTD.

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2000-00142

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 052 962

  • EU contribution

    € 3 212 740

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom