GOODRICH CONTROL SYSTEMS PRIVATE UNLIMITED COMPANY
FOKKER ELMO BV
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTREIRELAND, LIMITED
ROYAL NETHERLANDS AEROSPACE CENTRE
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
(ADSE) BV (ADSE)
AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
The ADENEAS consortium brings together 9 partners organisations from 5 countries:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
The consortium brings together all the necessary scientific and technical background, innovation capacities, skills and expertise in the field of aircraft wiring and power electronics.
The project is coordinated by Fokker Elmo.
Project duration (months)
FOKKER ELMO BV (FE)
Fokker Elmo (FE) is part of GKN Aerospace, a leading tier one supplier serving all of today’s leading aircraft and engine manufacturers. FE is a major player in the design, manufacturing and support of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for commercial and military aircraft and aircraft engines. FE designs, manufactures and supports EWIS, electrical panels and boxes to all leading aerospace brands including Airbus, Boeing, Gulfstream, Honda, Honeywell, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, UTAS, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce.
FE’s activities in ADENEAS are part of the R&T program that develops enabling technologies for future Electrical Interconnection Systems, targeting More Electric and Connected Aircraft (MECA) and (hybrid-) electric aircraft and thereby sustainable aviation. This R&T program involves both High Voltage / High Power wiring as well as future data network technologies, such as Wireless Technologies (WT) and Power Line Communication (PLC).
The ADENEAS activities will be carried out in the Electrical Systems R&T and the Engineering department, both located in Hoogerheide in the Netherlands. The R&T department governs and controls all research being supported by the Engineering department with all relevant technical specialists for EWIS design.
COLLINS AEROSPACE – APPLIED RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a global leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.
Collins Aerospace Applied Research and Technology’s (previously UTRC-I) mission is to accelerate transformative aerospace technologies for a safer, more connected and sustainable world. Collins ART acts as a research hub for Collins Aerospace, with a mission to develop advanced technologies – “what’s next” – for all the businesses of Collins Aerospace, and to work with other industry, national labs and academic institutions to broaden the scope and impact of new technology developments along the value chain.
Collins ART’s researchers based out of the Cork, Ireland office are part of a global team who investigate the next generation of innovative electrical, thermo-mechanical and autonomus systems for aerospace, for the more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft, and more intelligent aircraft systems, model-based systems engineering, autonomy and human-machine interaction among others.
ROYAL NETHERLANDS AEROSPACE CENTRE (NLR)
Royal NLR is a leading international research centre for aerospace and provides innovative and integral solutions for the complex challenges in the aerospace sector. NLR’s activities span the full spectrum of research development test and evaluation. Given NLR’s specialist knowledge and facilities, companies turn to NLR for validation, verification, qualification, simulation and evaluation. NLR thereby bridges the gap between research and practical applications, while working for both government and industry at home and abroad.
Clients include defence and companies from the aerospace industry, civil aviation and space market. NLR focuses on making the aviation and space industry more sustainable, efficient, effective and safer.
The division of NLR mobilised for ADENEAS is the Aerospace Systems division which includes the teams “Electromagnetic Technology and Antennas” and “Energy Management”. The first focuses on all electromagnetic challenges in aerospace, such as EMC and antennas, while the second has a special focus on thermal modelling and cooling solutions.
EVEKTOR SRO (EVE)
Evektor (EVE) is a design and engineering organisation focused on the aeronautical and automotive industry. EVE provides complete development of the products including prototype production and their testing. Its activities range from design of single parts through automotive design to the design of airplanes.
Since 1992, the main activities of EVE have been designing and development of airplanes. In 1996, EVE was developing EV-97 Eurostar – a light all-metal airplane. In the years 2008-2010, EVE participated at the design and materialising of the first hydrogen fuel cell powered aircraft Rapid-200FC within FP6 ENFICA-FC project. This participation encouraged EVE to apply for a financial support of its own fully electric, battery powered aircraft project. The first prototype of electric motor-powered aircraft SportStar EPOS took off from the airport in Kunovice in 2013. This successful first electric flight opened a path to other following activities of EVE in the field of design and engineering to accomplish safe, reliable and environment-friendly air transport.
PLC-TEC AG (plc-tec)
plc-tec is a Swiss SME, founded in 2014 as a spin-off of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts (HSLU) with the goal to provide its customers Power Line Communication (PLC) as an enabling technology for their products and systems, with reduced R&D risks and shorter time-to-market.
PLC enables the power cabling to be used as a communication infrastructure, by transmitting data over the power distribution network making dedicated data cables obsolete. System suppliers integrating PLC technology into their products have a competitive advantage though the weight, space and complexity savings provided by PLC.
plc-tec is a pioneer specializing in PLC applications for mission- and time-critical systems which demand the design of advanced communication technology schemes and algorithms in order to fulfil strict requirements. Design and development processes consider international standards of functional safety according to norms like RTCA DO-254/178, IEC 61508, etc.
plc-tec has developed their PLC designs into an own Power Line data bUS (PLUS) technology.
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN (TU/e)
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research-driven and design-oriented technical university, which mainly aims to educate young people at an academic level in the domain ‘engineering science and technology’.
The Electrical Engineering (EE) department of TU/E comprises 9 research groups whose competencies range from electrical and electromechanical power engineering via measurement and control, analog and digital IC design, to telecommunications.
The Center for Wireless Technology, Eindhoven (CWTe) is part of the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. In CWTe, the groups Electromagnetic, Mixed-Signal Micro-Electronics, Signal Processing Systems, Optical Communication and Electronic Systems work together to address research questions across these research areas from the wireless channel through the bottom of the networking layer. The CWTe integrates various laboratories designed for research on wireless antennas covering an area of 700 m2: from near-field scanning (the testing of antennas in a small space), to the testing of new chips on wafers. The facilities include a fully shielded metal room in which the most sensitive electronics can be measured. In a system integration lab, chips can be linked to other components. In particular, the combination of the various laboratories and the clustering of the associated expertise in one place make the CWTe unique in Europe.
SYNANO BV (Synano)
Synano is a start-up company located in Delft, The Netherlands and established in year 2017.
Its mission is to develop and commercialize disruptive nano-structured cooling fluids to replace commoditized coolants in all those markets seeking for state-of-the-art thermal performance.
Synano experiences successful cooperation with Dutch Universities and companies with aim to develop nano coolants with the thermal conductivity enhancement up to 60%.
The current product portfolio of the company is mainly made of water and glycol-based nano-fluids. The water-based alumina nano-coolants have already been lab-validated and were proved to be able to reduce thermal resistance by up to 20% compared to water, while featuring a long shelf life, stable properties, and safe and non-corrosive behaviour. Synano’s water-based alumina nano-coolants can serve several industries, from data centers to automotive and PC gaming cooling systems. Synano is already striving to demonstrate such fluids in industrial environments at prospective customers’ premises.
Synano’s vision is to become a worldwide provider of nanotech cooling solutions to any company facing demanding thermal management challenges.
AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (ADSE) BV (ADSE)
ADSE is a Netherlands-based company created in 1997, specialised in aircraft design, integration, certification and consulting. ADSE has successfully exported that know-how into the defense, and rail industries.
In the course of time, ADSE has worked with the world’s leading CS 25 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). ADSE supported the development of the Bombardier DASH8-400, CRJ700/900 and C-Series (now Airbus A220), the Mitsubishi’s MRJ, the Airbus A380 and A350XWB. ADSE also worked on the PC12 NG, PC24, Evektor’s EV-55 Outback and on Kopter’s SH09 light helicopter.
For ADENEAS, ADSE will be contributing to requirements, scalability of technologies and systems towards full scale application in commercial aircraft, including aircraft-level integration and certification for the purpose of demonstration and future applications in series production.
GOODRICH CONTROL SYSTEMS PRIVATE UNLIMITED COMPANY (ECMS)
Electronic Controls and Motor Systems (ECMS) is an engineering centre of excellence for the development of electric motors and drive systems. ECMS is a part of the Power and Controls business unit within Collins Aerospace, providing key expertise for the development of motors, power converters and drive systems across a wide variety of applications. ECMS has a long history of product and technology development, more recently delivering motor and motor controllers for the Airbus A350 Electric Thrust Reverser, A380 flight surfaces and the Embraer KC390 flight surfaces. They have also been active members on numerous UK and EU government funded technology development projects. More recently ECMS has been focused on technology development for electrical systems, motors and power electronics for the more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft. The previous product experience, coupled with recent technology development in power electronics, system engineering, controls, and electric machines, places ECMS in an optimal position to participate in the ADENEAS project.