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Diamond Converter and Arc fault DEtection for high-altitude operations

DCADE

Diamond Converter and Arc fault DEtection for high-altitude operations

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).

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
JTI-CS2-2020-CFP11-THT-12 Advanced High Power Electrical Systems for High Altitude Operation
Lead Organisation: 

Skylife Engineering Sl

Address: 
CALLE AMERICO VESPUCIO N5, BLOQUE 1, LOCAL A 8-12
41092 SEVILLA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€404,375
Partner Organisations: 

Diamfab

Address: 
25 AVENUE DES MARTYRS
38042 GRENOBLE
France
EU Contribution: 
€279,409

Irt Antoine De Saint Exupery

Address: 
B 612 - CS 34436, 3 RUE TARFAYA
31400 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€398,281

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Address: 
3 rue Michel-Ange
75794 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€175,751
Technologies: 
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