European research programs
Teaming up with a large network of research centers and universities, Hispano-Suiza takes an active role in many major European research programs.
Launched in mid-2008, Clean Sky is a large-scale European research program designed to significantly decrease the environmental impact of air transport. It aims to accelerate research on breakthrough technologies that could reduce this impact, and give Europe the engines, systems and aircraft that will define the future of air transport.
Hispano-Suiza is taking an active role in five of the six Integrated Technology Demonstrators (ITD) that are the core of Clean Sky, in particular through our Copper Bird® test rig for aircraft electrical network development and testing. The overall objective is to produce, integrate and test “all electric” aircraft architectures, in collaboration with the manufacturers Dassault Aviation, Alenia Aeronautica, Casa, AgustaWestland and Eurocopter, who are involved in various ITDs.
CREAM (Compact and Reliable Electronic integrated in Actuators and Motors)
Led by fellow Group company Sagem, CREAM comprises 14 partners, including 12 research organizations and universities. It aims to develop an electromechanical actuator (EMA) offering outstanding performance and reliability under severe conditions. Hispano-Suiza is producing the high-temp (200°C) multi-chip power module (MCPM), which integrates actuator control and power components.
HIRF-SE (“High Intensity Radiated Field – Synthetic Environment”)
A European program led by Italian aircraft-maker Alenia Aeronautica. It gives the aviation industry a virtual platform to study electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) aspects during the design and certification phases, in an effort to develop an integrated approach based on an open, scalable architecture.
Hispano-Suiza is focusing on the engine system. Models to be developed will be used to evaluate magnetic fields and currents on wiring near the engine (at frequencies of 10 kHz to 50 MHz).