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 Innovative materials and manufacturing technologies for low environmental impact and minimum fuel consumption
Sub capability: 
To develop innovative materials technologies for low environmental impact and minimum fuel consumption
R&I needs: 
- Develop thermoplastic materials qualified for aerospace usage and processable by automated techniques - Develop multifunctional nanocomposite materials - Develop nanoengineered materials with hybrid class properties
Achievements
2020: 
* Re-processable thermoplastic-based Fiber Reinforced Composites qualified for aeronautic usage * Nanofilled structural polymer composites integrating functional properties (electrical conductivity, vibration dampening, thermal conductivity, radiation shielding, lightning strike protection)
2035: 
* Nanofilled structural polymer composites integrating functional properties (electrical conductivity, vibration dampening, thermal conductivity, radiation shielding, lightning strike protection) * Nanoengineered materials with hybrid inter-class properties (Ceramic-polymer hybrids) for high strenght, high temperature * Bio-derived polymers for non-structural applications
2050: 
* Nanoengineered materials with hybrid inter-class properties (Ceramic-polymer hybrids) for high strenght, high temperature * Bio-derived polymers

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