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Distributed and Redundant Electro-mechanical nose wheel Steering System

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30841

  • Start date

    15 June 2006

  • End date

    14 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 040 786

  • EU contribution

    € 2 460 892

Coordinated by:

MESSIER-BUGATTI

France

Objective

The goal of this project is to research, develop and validate a distributed and redundant electrical steering system technology for an aircraft nose landing gear, that will provide improved competitiveness and improved aircraft safety by: - reduced system weight at the aircraft level, replacing the current hydraulic actuation by electrical actuation. - improved aircraft safety provided by the higher reliability, the higher levels of safety objectives with associated redundancies that will be imposed to the new system, beyond the current technology capabilities. - subsequent ability of the steering system, with its improvements on safety, to be integrated in a future fully automated aircraft ground guidance system providing the aircraft with a true all-weather (true zero visibility) capability, hence offering significant aircraft operation gains and enabling a more efficient Air Transport System. The current steering system is the weak link of the ground guidance system. DRESS is composed of four technology research work-packages (WP), two prototype manufacture and evaluation testing work-packages and one management work-package. - Specifications and assessment criteria - Research on optimised system architecture - Electro-mechanical technologies research - Components manufacture - Technology Integration - Technology evaluation DRESS will achieve this technology breakthrough, investigating in both fields of system architecture and electro-mechanical actuation, by bringing together 13 actors of the European aeronautics industry including an aircraft manufacturer (Airbus UK), a landing gear manufacturer (Messier-Dowty), two Systems and Equipment manufacturers (SAAB, Messier-Bugatti), a Research Institute (IA), five universities (INSA, UHA, UCL, UCV, BUTE), and three SMEs (TTTech, EAT, SPAB) with their own specific expertise. DRESS is a 3-year STREP led by Messier-Bugatti with an overall budget of 4M?.

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Coordinator

MESSIER-BUGATTI

Address

Zone Aeronautique Louis Breguet
Bp40 Velizy-Villacoublay

France

Participants (12)

SAAB AB (PUBL), SAAB AVITRONICS

Sweden

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

MESSIER-DOWTY

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUÉES DE TOULOUSE

France

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITATEA DIN CRAIOVA

Romania

UNIVERSITÉ DE HAUTE ALSACE

France

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS

Hungary

TTTECH COMPUTERTECHNIK AG

Austria

EQUIPAERO TECHNIQUE

France

STRIDSBERG POWERTRAIN AB

Sweden

INSTITUTE OF AVIATION

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30841

  • Start date

    15 June 2006

  • End date

    14 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 040 786

  • EU contribution

    € 2 460 892

Coordinated by:

MESSIER-BUGATTI

France