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Key Aerodynamic Technologies to meet the Vision 2020 Challenges

Objective

KATnet II is a co-ordinating action on Key Aerodynamic Technologies supporting the ACARE Vision 2020, and in particular it's Strategic Research Agenda. KATnet II's objective is to identify and assess those aerodynamic technologies that are needed to reach the Vision 2020 goals, and to be the European focus for these technologies. The results of this work will be reported in a strategy paper, which will be delivered to ACARE and other influential organisations in the field.

KATnet II is proposed as the successor of the highly successful FP5 KATnet Thematic Network (2002 to 2005).

The major objective of both projects is to maximise the industrial return of European R&TD investment. KATnet II addresses the relevant Technology Areas: Aircraft Configuration, Drag Reduction and Separation Control Technologies including the eight ongoing EU funded aeronautical projects/platforms AWIATOR, EUROLIFT II, FLIRET, HISAC, NACRE, REMFI, SUPERTRAC and TELFONA. Other relevant non-EU activities addressed by KATnet II are AIRnet, GARTEUR, ERCOFTAC and corresponding national programmes.

Networking activities provided by KATnet II are:
* R&T Strategy Development & Exploitation (WP1)
* Multidisciplinary Technology Assessment (WP2)
* Dissemination of KATnet II Information (WP3)
* KATnet II Communication Platforms (WP4).

The expected main achievements include:
* Identification of relevant technologies, investigation of their maturity and development of strategies for their implementation into future aircraft
* Multidisciplinary assessment of candidate technologies for a virtual aircraft configuration as defined in KATnet
* Dissemination of KATnet II information via the KATnet II homepage and newsletters; intensified contact and involvement with the academic community by organising seminars, workshops and an international conference

A Supervisory Board composed of senior personalities of the KATnet partner organisations will supervise all KATnet activities.

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Address

Kreetslag 10
950109 Hamburg

Germany

Administrative Contact

Geza SCHRAUF (Dr)

Participants (11)

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AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

AIRBUS OPERATIONS S. L.

Spain

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH - MILITARY AIR SYSTEMS

Germany

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES'

France

QINETIQ LTD

United Kingdom

SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY

Sweden

DZIOMBA AERONAUTICAL CONSULTING

Germany

ALENIA AERONAUTICA S.P.A

Italy

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

VYZKUMNY A ZKUEBNI LETECKY USTAV, A.S.

Czechia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30943

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 849 954

  • EU contribution

    € 849 954

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany