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Advanced Concepts for Aero-Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors

ACASIAS

Advanced Concepts for Aero-Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors

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The overall objective of ACASIAS is to contribute to the reduction of energy consumption of future aircraft by improving aerodynamic performance and by facilitating the integration of novel efficient propulsion systems such as contra-rotating open rotor (CROR) engines.

The aerodynamic performance is improved by the conformal and structural integration of antennas. The installation of CROR engines is facilitated by installation of an Active Structural Acoustic Control (ASAC) system in the fuselage. The integration of such a system in fuselage panels will reduce annoying noise in the cabin caused by multi-harmonic sound pressure level which is radiated by CROR engines. CROR engines are able to realize up to 25% fuel and CO2 savings compared to equivalent-technology turbofan engines (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19890003194.pdf).

The ACASIAS project focuses on challenges posed by the development of aero-structures with multifunctional capabilities. The following structural concepts are considered:

  • A composite stiffened ortho-grid fuselage panel for integrating Ku-band SATCOM antenna tiles.
  • A fuselage panel with integrated sensors and wiring for reduction of CROR cabin noise.
  • A smart winglet with integrated blade antenna (integrated substrates into special foam, partly covered by a 1 mm glass/quartz epoxy layer).
  • A Fibre Metal Laminate GLARE panel with integrated VHF communication slot antenna.

The 36 months action with a project cost of €5.8M will bring together 11 partners from 6 countries covering the three main disciplines required: (composite) structures, advanced antennas and miniaturized sensors in a multi-disciplinary project. The project innovations facilitated by integration of these disciplines, as well as resulting in operational cost reduction and decreased emissions for airlines, will also lead to a more competitive supply chain in the aviation sector, which increasingly uses composite structures.

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Institution Name: 
European Commission
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Stichting Centrum Voor De Ontwikkeling Van Transport En Logistiek In Europa

Address: 
Van Nelleweg 1
3044 BC Rotterdam
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€1,283,656
Partner Organisations: 

L - Up Sas

Address: 
Avenue De Friedland 32
75008 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€280,250

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€568,776

Evektor Spol. S R.o.

Address: 
Letecka 1008
68604 KUNOVICE
Czech Republic
EU Contribution: 
€361,125

Invent Innovative Verbundwerkstofferealisation Und Vermarktung Neuertechnologien Gmbh*

Address: 
Christian Pommer Strasse 34
38112 Braunschweig
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€532,708

Imst Gmbh

Address: 
Carl-Friedrich-Gauss-Strasse
47475 Kamp-Lintfort
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€925,106

Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En L'enginyeria'

Address: 
C/ GRAN CAPITÀ, S/N; EDIFICIO C-1; CAMPUS NORTE UPC
8034 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€366,970

Trackwise Designs Limited

Address: 
1 ASHVALE ALEXANDRA WAY ASHCHURCH
TEWKESBURY
GL20 8NB
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€604,016

Vyzkumny A Zkuebni Letecky Ustav, A.s.

Address: 
Beranovych 130
19905 PRAHA - LETNANY
Czech Republic
EU Contribution: 
€462,500

Fokker Elmo Bv

Address: 
Aviolandalaan 33
4630 AB Hoogerheide
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€261,481

Fokker Aerostructures Bv

Address: 
Industrieweg 4
3351 LB Papendrecht
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€189,841
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