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Tiltrotor integrated drive system development

Tiltrotor integrated drive system development

Objective

The aim of the project is to assess the feasibility of an integrated tilt rotor drive system, including main transmission and all mechanisms to control rotation, of the nacelle and the outer portion of the wing in accordance with the European Tilt rotor solution (ERICA). The challenge to attain the planned costs, weight and reliability of this non-conventional configuration, requires a design with judicious use of new generation (composite) materials, emerging technologies of gear teeth design and architecture, improved Health and Usage Monitoring philosophies (as sensors and operating software), innovative manufacturing processes together with the need to improve the confidence in analytical design tools. The above assessment will be done by design, manufacture and test a full -scale drive system article.

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Coordinator

AGUSTA S.P.A.

Address

Via Giovanni Agusta 520
21017 Samarate

Italy

Administrative Contact

Amadeo CAPORALETTI (Engineer)

Participants (13)

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CLAVERHAM LTD

United Kingdom

DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EUROCOPTER S.A.S.

France

FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS AERONAUTICAS

Spain

IMA MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND ANWENDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH*

Germany

MECAER - MECCANICA AERONAUTICA SPA

Italy

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA

Spain

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

SUBCONTRATACION DE PROYECTOS AERONAUTICOS S.A.

Spain

WESTLAND HELICOPTERS LTD.

United Kingdom

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG

Germany

ZF LUFTFAHRTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00779

  • Start date

    1 May 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2007

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 595 711

  • EU contribution

    € 4 797 853

Coordinated by:

AGUSTA S.P.A.

Italy