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Multifunctional structures with quasi-solid-state Li-ion battery cells and sensors for the next generation climate neutral aircraft

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€3 469 708
EU Contribution
€3 469 707
Project Acronym
MATISSE
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

MATISSE responds to the fourth bullet of the HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-05 topic “expected outcome”, delivering improved aircraft technologies in the area of multifunctional structures capable of storing electrical energy for hybrid electric aircraft applications. This consists in integrating Li-ion cells into aeronautical composite structures, sharing the load-bearing function with the structure and achieving an aircraft structural element capable of functioning as a battery module.

Methodology

To do so, MATISSE will:
• advance Li-ion battery cell technology, in a non-conventional formulation suitable for bearing structural loads: NMC811 (cathode), Si/C (anode) and bicontinuous polymer-ionic quasi-solid-state electrolyte (BCE), i.e. NMC811|BCE|Si/C, achieving 170-270 Wh/kg at cell level;
• enable the functional integration of Li-ion cells into solid laminate and sandwich composite structures;
• make the structural battery smart, by equipping it with on-cell and in-structure sensors, connected to a chip-based CMU (Cell Monitoring Unit) and PLC (Power Line Communication).

MATISSE delivers a multifunctional structure demonstrator capable of power delivery, power management and safety monitoring. This consists of a full-scale wing tip (1.42 m × 0.69 m) for use in place of the current wingtip assembly installed on Pipistrel Velis Electro, embedding a module of 40 battery cells at 72 VDC. This will undergo a comprehensive testing and characterisation campaign, qualifying the technology at TRL 4 at the end of the project (2025). MATISSE will also encompass aspects related to flight certification, life-cycle sustainability and virtual scale-up, paving the way towards the application of structural batteries as an improved performance key enabling technology for next generation commuter and regional hybrid electric aircraft applications.

 

Funding

Specific funding programme
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-CL5-2021-D5-01-05 Greenhouse gas aviation emissions reduction technologies towards climate neutrality by 2050

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
GIEFINGGASSE 4, 1210 WIEN, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 052 976
Partner Organisations
Organisation
LEAD TECH SRL
Address
VIA NAPOLI 141 C.C. TECNOCITY, 80013 CASALNUOVO DI NAPOLI NA, Italy
EU Contribution
€54 250
Organisation
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport, Lod 70100, Israel
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€250 290
Organisation
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
CHEMIN DE LA HUNIERE, 91120 PALAISEAU, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€374 566
Organisation
Sensichips Srl
Address
VIA DELLE VALLI 46, 04011 APRILIA, Italy
EU Contribution
€491 225
Organisation
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
KAISERSTRASSE 12, 76131 KARLSRUHE, Germany
EU Contribution
€363 125
Organisation
PIPISTREL VERTICAL SOLUTIONS DOO PODJETJE ZA NAPREDNE LETALSKE RESITVE
Address
VIPAVSKA CESTA 2, 5270 AJDOVSCINA, Slovenia
EU Contribution
€448 040
Organisation
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Address
VIA MAIORISE, 81043 CAPUA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€435 235

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft propulsion
Technology
Aviation hybrid electric powertrain
TRL
TRL 4
Development phase
Validation

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