ADENEAS Project

Advanced Data and power Electrical NEtwork Architectures and Systems

ADENEAS Project

Advanced Data and power Electrical NEtwork Architectures and Systems

ADENEAS Project

Advanced Data and power Electrical NEtwork Architectures and Systems

Abstract

More Electric and Connected Aircraft (MECA) is one of the most promising enablers to reach Flightpath 2050. But MECA asks for more electrical systems, which exchange more data that can be safety critical, and consume more electrical power leading to higher thermal dissipation. This leads to complexity, weight penalty and increased exposure to intended (cybersecurity) and unintended (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) interference. Overcoming these barriers requires an interdisciplinary cooperation and, in this context, the ADENEAS project emerged, aiming at paving the way for a safe, light, self-configuring, autonomous and modular power and data distribution network that is scalable to all aircraft sizes. ADENEAS stands for Advanced Data and power Electrical NEtwork Architectures and Systems. It is a H2020 project funded by Europe, which started in February 2021 and will run for 36 months. It has a budget of more than 4M€ and a consortium of 9 partners led by Fokker Elmo.

To contribute to the H2050 objective, ADENEAS will define new architecture concepts, develop advanced Artificial Intelligence-based design tools, enabling technologies for intra-aircraft data communication and for power network and a cooling system. The project will also demonstrate the integration of the data and power network and cooling system, initiate standardisation activities and ensure commercial viability.

ADENEAS will start from solid foundation of partner’s background, previous and ongoing R&D activities and will implement a stepwise approach from the definition of requirements and reference case (for small, medium and large aircraft) up to the assessment and evaluation of the developed, tested and demonstrated technologies. This includes strong involvement of an Industrial Advisory Board as well as standardisation perspective.

The ADENEAS future proof power and data network, scalable to all aircraft size, will support the Flightpath 2050 objective by allowing to save 0.7% block fuel burn and >156,000 kg of CO2 emitted per aircraft per year and secondary by optimizing maintenance and providing novel technologies to be deployed for increased passenger experience.

Objectives

  • OB1: Develop advanced enabling technologies for intra-aircraft data communication and for power network
  • OB2: Develop new architecture concepts for advanced data and power networks
  • OB3: Develop advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) – based design tools which can facilitate the processing of new system requirements and architectures
  • OB4: Develop a cooling system using a nano-fluid-based additive
  • OB5: Demonstrate at TRL3 to TRL5 the integration of the developed technologies
  • OB6: Ensure the uptake of the ADENEAS technologies beyond the end of the project
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News & Events

ADENEAS newsletter #4

ADENEAS newsletter #4

The fourth ADENEAS newsletter is out! Stephen Dominiak, Head of Technology at plc-tec AG in Switzerland, presents the Power Line Communications network configuration concept and tool developed in ADENEAS. Click here to access the newsletter!

ADENEAS newsletter #3

ADENEAS newsletter #3

The third ADENEAS newsletter is out! Johannes van Es, principal R&D Manager within the “Energy Management” group at the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), discusses the Architectural Design of the novel cooling systems developed in ADENEAS. Click here to...

ADENEAS newsletter #2

ADENEAS newsletter #2

The second ADENEAS newsletter is out! Jesper Lansink Rotgerink, research and development engineer within the “Electromagnetic and Technology” team at the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), talks about the wireless propagation measurement campaign which took...