ADENEAS overall mission is to pave the way for the design and development of a safe, light, self-configuring, autonomous and modular power and data distribution network that is scalable to all aircraft sizes. In order to contribute reaching this dot on the horizon – with an estimated 10-year lead-time – ADENEAS has defined the following 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
WP1 – Requirements & System specification
WP1 will outline in detail the requirements, standards, and specifications for the various systems being researched in this project to facilitate baseline inputs to the subsequent technical WPs.
WP3 – Power Line Communications
WP3 will focus on developing a scalable data bus solution for communicating data over the aircraft power distribution network using Power Line Communication (PLC) technology.
WP5 – Cooling Solutions
WP5 will develop a modular and scalable 2-phase cooling system based on Mechanically Pumped Loop (MPL) technology. Evaluation and characterization of nano-fluid coolant for these systems will be conducted.
WP7 – Technology Impact, Evaluation, Assessment & Optimization
The main goal of the WP7 is to assess technological aspects of the developed systems and concepts with respect to originally defined requirements in WP1. This will be done through implementation and evaluation of all key technical solutions developed in previous WPs. To demonstrate all key technology developments, the ground-based demonstrator (GBD) will serve as a representation of an A220 size aircraft with respect to the power and data network.