To Develop Enabling Technologies for Low Environmental Impact and Minimum fuel consumption.

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
To Develop Enabling Technologies for Low Environmental Impact and Minimum fuel consumption.
Cluster of enablers: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define the air vehicles of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Capability
Capability: 
To develop Novel structural concepts and design solutions for low-weight for low environmental impact and minimum fuel consumption
Sub capability: 
To develop novel structural concepts and design solutions for low-weight Air vehicle Systems
R&I needs: 
- Develop new anticing and lighthing strike systems embedded in the A/C structure - Develop an integrated vehicle health monitoring and management system embedded in the A/C structure - Develop new structure/material systems with sensing/actuation capabilities
Achievements
2020: 
* embedded de-icing system in the structure * passive anti-icing means to replace active means based upon conductivity (TRL4) * integration of electrical conductivity into composite structures (lightning strike, bonding & shielding)
2035: 
* health management integrated in intelligent structures for activation of repairing mechanism * sensors integrated for in-service material quality inspection * functional integration of crash elements * Nano-lithography of selective frequency shielding conductive patterns in polymer composite structures at TRL 4 * Morphing structures
2050: 
* Nano-lithography of selective frequency shielding conductive patterns in polymer composite structures

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