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AUTONOMOUS FLYING SHIPS FOR INTER-ISLAND AND INLAND WATERS TRANSPORT

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 117 263
EU Contribution
€5 116 013
Project website
Project Acronym
AIRSHIP
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

In Europe, many archipelagos and inland waterways can be found. The use of such waterways for the airborne transportation of both goods and persons has huge potential, and in many cases is the only possible way. In this cases, the transportation of goods and persons by airplanes or ships has many drawbacks. The first have the problem of cost and environmental impact, while the second, while allowing larger payloads, have the drawback of limited speed. Additionally, both are extremely low energy efficient at high speed. 

Objectives

AIRSHIP envisions an innovative use of a known transportation mean: flying ships. Such vehicles (also known as ekranoplans or wing-in-ground -WIG- vehicles) are designed and built to take advantage of the ground effect, that allows these crafts to fly with enhanced lift and reduced drag. WIGS inherit all the advantages of conventional airborne transportation, while being more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, both from the carbon footprint and the acoustic noise pollution point of view. AIRSHIP will study and develop new technologies in zero-emission power, on-boar AI and in automatic flight control that overcome the challenging technological problems that flying in ground effect poses, allowing such vehicles to become autonomous so they can be effectively used in a wide range of business applications and services, leading to new aviation business models. Our aim is to lay the foundations of a new class of fully electrical unmanned aircraft system, the UWV (Unmanned WIG Vehicle) that brings together speed, flexibility and energy efficiency.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.6 - Industrial Competitiveness in Transport
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-13 Digital aviation technologies for new aviation business models, services, emerging global threats and industrial competitiveness

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
CALLE RAMIRO DE MAEZTU 7 EDIFICIO RECTORADO, 28040 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 319 188
Partner Organisations
Organisation
LA PALMA RESEARCH CENTRE SL
Address
CALLE EL CASTILLO EL FRONTON 37, 38787 Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€464 900
Organisation
Inesc Tec - Instituto De Engenhariade Sistemas E Computadores, Tecnologia E Ciencia
Address
RUA DR ROBERTO FRIAS CAMPUS DA FEUP, 4200 465 PORTO, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€858 125
Organisation
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
KALEVANTIE 4, 33100 TAMPERE, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€749 550
Organisation
TRISOLARIS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Address
RUA DA TECNOLOGIA K EPSILON N.2, 9560-421 LAGOA, Portugal
EU Contribution
€625 000
Organisation
Universite Du Luxembourg
Address
2 AVENUE DE L'UNIVERSITE, 4365 ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, Luxembourg
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€596 250
Organisation
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Address
Ehitajate tee 5, 12616 TALLINN, Estonia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€503 000

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Automatic flight controls
Development phase
Research/Invention

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