An extraordinary technological effort to define propulsion systems of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Knowledge
Enabler
Enabler: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define propulsion systems of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy 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 define revolutionary propulsion system concepts that offer game changing reduction in environmental impact and energy consumption
Sub capability: 
To define novel thermodynamic cycles for propulsion systems that offer game changing reductions of environmental impact and energy consumption
R&I needs: 
- Identify Novel cycle concepts and laboratory "proof of concept" evaluation of innovative componants. - Demonstration of novel cycles for advanced turbofan as well as for advanced turboshaft/turboprop/APU.
Achievements
2020: 
Novel cycle concepts identification to get TRL6 in 2035 and 2050, with associated system evaluation and roadmap. Innovative components of these novel cycles evaluation with laboratory "proof of concept" in collaboration with universities, research centers or SME.
2035: 
Advanced Turbofan novel cycles needing demonstration for TRL6 in 2035: * Intercooled and recupareted cycles with breakthrough heat exchanger device. * Variable confluence/variable by-pass turbofan demonstration. * Novel cycles including varable air system (cooling and sealing) for fuel consumption and emission optimlization Advanced turboshaft/turboprop/APU novel cycles needing demonstration for TRL6 in 2035: * Turboshaft/Turboprop/APU with exhaust thermal recovery (heat exchanger beakthrough technology, bottom cycles,) * Constant thermodynamical cycle with variable geometry. * Compound turbine / piston engines.
2050: 
* Cycles with interturbine reheat: innovative combustion device for low pressure drop in flowpath. * Innovative combustion cycles: constant volume deflagration, detonation, Flameless, * Compound turbine / hot temperature fuel cell.

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