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Diamond Converter and Arc fault DEtection for high-altitude operations

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€1 257 816
EU Contribution
€1 257 816
Project Acronym
DCADE
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-CS2-CFP11-2020-01
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The increasing demand for clean aviation is pushing the industry towards the all electrical aircraft, with zero emissions. The green deal of the European Commission is a clear high-level example of the commitment that all the countries all over the world should have.

Recent advances in the last few decades in power semiconductors is moving the industry to the electrical propulsion, where the generation and electrical consumers are connected together in a small weak electrical grid. The amount of power to be managed by the electrical system is expected to be increasing in the following decade from a few Megawatts to power small aircraft to several tens of MWs to power long haul aircrafts. Although the technology to manage this amount of power is well known for typical ground distribution power grids, the concepts and components cannot be directly applied to aircraft application due to the size/weight required for an aircraft application and the fact of high altitude flying which means a lower pressure and air density. The evolution of aircraft electrical power management system to higher power is critical in the next few years to reach the objective of a future clean sky program.

In this context, the overall objective of DCADE is the evaluation of potential technologies that will allow higher voltage converters while maintaining the power density and arc detection techniques that will increase the safety of high altitude, high power A/C distribution systems.

Due to the nature of this CfP, DCADE proposal will focus on 2 of the 3 technologies described in the call text, these technologies are power electronics and electric power distribution.

DCADE project will implement two demonstrators, one related to each topic. The first demonstrator will be at the facilities of Skylife in Seville (Spain) and the second will be in the facilities of IRTSE in Toulouse (France).

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.5.10. - Thematic Topics
Other Programme
JTI-CS2-2020-CFP11-THT-12 Advanced High Power Electrical Systems for High Altitude Operation

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Skylife Engineering Sl
Address
CALLE AMERICO VESPUCIO N5, BLOQUE 1, LOCAL A 8-12, 41092 SEVILLA, Spain
EU Contribution
€404 375
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Diamfab
Address
25 AVENUE DES MARTYRS, 38042 GRENOBLE, France
EU Contribution
€279 409
Organisation
Irt Antoine De Saint Exupery
Address
B 612 - CS 34436, 3 RUE TARFAYA, 31400 TOULOUSE, France
EU Contribution
€398 281
Organisation
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
Address
3 rue Michel-Ange, 75794 PARIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€175 751

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Electric aircraft
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Aircraft propulsion
Technology
Electrical power management of turboprop engine
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Power electronics
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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