Airbus SAS , German: , Spanish: ) is an aircraft manufacturing division of Airbus Group . It is based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. Consolidation of European defence and aerospace companies in 1999 and 2000 allowed the establishment of a simplified joint-stock company in 2001, owned by EADS and BAE Systems . After a protracted sales process BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on 13 October 2006.Airbus employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four countries: France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain; and, since 2009 as a joint-venture, Tianjin, China. Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, China and India.The company produces and markets the first commercially viable fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380. Wikipedia.
Airbus and Etancheite Et Frottement J. Massot | Date: 2017-02-22
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a final component comprising a plurality of materials, the final component being produced at least according to the following steps: insertion of an elastomer (5) into at least one insertion cavity (6) of an initial component (2) such that the elastomer (5) is in contact with and secured to the initial component (2), and then cutting of the initial component (2) into at least two separate parts (3, 4) such that the at least two separate parts (3, 4) are secured together but are not in contact, the at least two separate parts (3, 4) being connected together by the elastomer (5). Application to the manufacturing of a final component comprising a plurality of mutually connected parts of different nature.
Airbus | Date: 2017-02-08
An aircraft (1) comprising a wing (5), the wing comprising an inner region (5a) and an outer region (5b), the inner and outer regions (5a, 5b) being connected by a hinge (11) defining a hinge line about which the outer region (5b) is foldable to reduce the span of the wing. The aircraft (1) comprises an actuator (13) arranged to actuate the folding of the outer region (5b) of the wing with an actuation force. The wing (5) is braced by an external strut structure (9) for transferring some of the wing loadings in the outer region (5b) of the wing away from the inner region of the wing (5a). The actuator (13) is arranged to exert the actuation force via the strut structure (9).
Airbus | Date: 2017-04-12
The invention relates to a method of progressive toggling from a first frequency band (BF1) to a new frequency band (BFi), first mobile nodes being previously attached to the relay node. Upon detection (S1) by the relay node of interference on the first frequency band, the relay node triggers the progressive toggling which comprises:- a selection (S2) by the relay node of a new frequency band not suffering interference, - an occupation (S3) of the new frequency band by the relay node, - a blocking (S4) of access to the connection to the relay node via the first frequency band for at least one second mobile node, - a toggling (S7) of the first radio communications of the first active mobile nodes from the first frequency band to the new frequency band, and - a freeing (S8) of the first frequency band by the relay node.
Airbus | Date: 2017-01-11
The present invention relates to the field of supervising device-related activities to be carried out. Specifically, the invention relates to the systems and methods making it possible to display, over time, an activity plan. The system includes: a scheduler; an engine for carrying out an activity plan; an engine (208) for carrying out a step plan; and a visual display device (209). It then also becomes possible, for example, to display an activity plan incorporating a decision-making dimension with an iterative looping dimension. To this end, according to the invention, an activity belongs to one of the following two task categories: high-level general tasks, which can be described as job activities; and low-level tasks that are more refined than the high-level tasks (hereinafter referred to as steps). According to the invention, an activity can be associated with one or more steps.
Airbus | Date: 2017-02-15
A drive system (60) for an aircraft landing gear is described. The drive system includes a drive pinion (35), a drive shaft (72) arranged to rotate the drive pinion about a drive axis (X), and a casing (70, 78) which rotatably supports the drive shaft. The drive pinion is rotatably supported on the casing by a self-aligning bearing (80, 82, 84, 86a, 86b). The drive pinion is coupled to the drive shaft by a flexible coupling (92, 94, 96) adapted to transfer torque between the drive pinion and the drive shaft and to permit tilting of the drive pinion relative to the drive axis.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: SGA-RIA | Phase: FETFLAGSHIP | Award Amount: 89.00M | Year: 2016
This project is the second in the series of EC-financed parts of the Graphene Flagship. The Graphene Flagship is a 10 year research and innovation endeavour with a total project cost of 1,000,000,000 euros, funded jointly by the European Commission and member states and associated countries. The first part of the Flagship was a 30-month Collaborative Project, Coordination and Support Action (CP-CSA) under the 7th framework program (2013-2016), while this and the following parts are implemented as Core Projects under the Horizon 2020 framework. The mission of the Graphene Flagship is to take graphene and related layered materials from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionise multiple industries. This will bring a new dimension to future technology a faster, thinner, stronger, flexible, and broadband revolution. Our program will put Europe firmly at the heart of the process, with a manifold return on the EU investment, both in terms of technological innovation and economic growth. To realise this vision, we have brought together a larger European consortium with about 150 partners in 23 countries. The partners represent academia, research institutes and industries, which work closely together in 15 technical work packages and five supporting work packages covering the entire value chain from materials to components and systems. As time progresses, the centre of gravity of the Flagship moves towards applications, which is reflected in the increasing importance of the higher - system - levels of the value chain. In this first core project the main focus is on components and initial system level tasks. The first core project is divided into 4 divisions, which in turn comprise 3 to 5 work packages on related topics. A fifth, external division acts as a link to the parts of the Flagship that are funded by the member states and associated countries, or by other funding sources. This creates a collaborative framework for the entire Flagship.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-17-2015 | Award Amount: 64.82M | Year: 2016
ENABLE-S3 will pave the way for accelerated application of highly automated and autonomous systems in the mobility domains automotive, aerospace, rail and maritime as well as in the health care domain. Virtual testing, verification and coverage-oriented test selection methods will enable validation with reasonable efforts. The resulting validation framework will ensure Europeans Industry competitiveness in the global race of automated systems with an expected market potential of 60B in 2025. Project results will be used to propose standardized validation procedures for highly automated systems (ACPS). The technical objectives addressed are: 1. Provision of a test and validation framework that proves the functionality, safety and security of ACPS with at least 50% less test effort than required in classical testing. 2. Promotion of a new technique for testing of automated systems with physical sensor signal stimuli generators, which will be demonstrated for at least 3 physical stimuli generators. 3. Raising significantly the level of dependability of automated systems due to provision of a holistic test and validation platform and systematic coverage measures, which will reduce the probability of malfunction behavior of automated systems to 10E-9/h. 4. Provision of a validation environment for rapid re-qualification, which will allow reuse of validation scenarios in at least 3 development stages. 5. Establish open standards to speed up the adoption of the new validation tools and methods for ACPS. 6. Enabling safe, secure and functional ACPS across domains. 7. Creation of an eco-system for the validation and verification of automated systems in the European industry. ENABLE-S3 is strongly industry-driven. Realistic and relevant industrial use-cases from smart mobility and smart health will define the requirements to be addressed and assess the benefits of the technological progress.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-18-2015 | Award Amount: 82.27M | Year: 2016
The goal of EnSO is to develop and consolidate a unique European ecosystem in the field of autonomous micro energy sources (AMES) supporting Electronic European industry to develop innovative products, in particular in IoT markets. In summary, EnSO multi-KET objectives are: Objective 1: demonstrate the competitiveness of EnSO energy solutions of the targeted Smart Society, Smart Health, and Smart Energy key applications Objective 2: disseminate EnSO energy solutions to foster the take-up of emerging markets. Objective 3: develop high reliability assembly technologies of shapeable micro batteries, energy harvester and power management building blocks Objective 4: Develop and demonstrate high density, low profile, shapeable, long life time, rechargeable micro battery product family. Objective 5: develop customizable smart recharge and energy harvesting enabling technologies for Autonomous Micro Energy Source AMES. Objective 6: demonstrate EnSO Pilot Line capability and investigate and assess the upscale of AMES manufacturing for competitive very high volume production. EnSO will bring to market innovative energy solutions inducing definitive differentiation to the electronic smart systems. Generic building block technologies will be customizable. EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes. The ENSo ecosystem will involve all the value chain from key materials and tools to many demonstrators in different fields of application. EnSO work scope addresses the market replication, demonstration and technological introduction activities of ECSEL Innovation Action work program. EnSO relates to several of the Strategic Thrusts of ECSEL MASP. EnSO innovations in terms of advanced materials, advanced equipment and multi-physics co-design of heterogeneous smart systems will contribute to the Semiconductor Process, Equipment and Materials thrust. The AMES will be a key enabling technology of Smart Energy key applications.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: COMPET-3-2016-a | Award Amount: 10.60M | Year: 2017
The consortium proposes an innovative activity to develop, build and test to TRL5 the first European Plug and Play Gridded Ion Engine Standardised Electric Propulsion Platform (GIESEPP) to operate Airbus Safran Launchers and QinetiQ Space ion engines. These are the only European ion engines in the 200-700W (LEO) and 5kW (GEO) domains that are space-proven, and the consortiums intention will be to improve European competitiveness and to maintain and secure the European non-dependence in this field. The project will design and develop a standardised electric propulsion platform for 200-700W and 5kW applications, which has the capability to run either Airbus Safran Launchers or QinetiQ thrusters. In addition, the 5kW electric propulsion system will be designed to allow clustering for 20kW EPS for space transportation, exploration and interplanetary missions. In order to cope with challenging mission scenarios, Dual Mode functionality of the thrusters will be realised. This ensures that the beneficial high Isp characteristics of Gridded Ion Engines are maintained, whilst also offering a competitive higher thrust mode. The GIESEPP systems will not be limited to xenon as an operating medium; assessments will be performed to ensure functionality with alternative propellants. The approach to system standardisation and the resulting solutions will provide highly cost competitive and innovative EPS for current and future satellite markets, whilst meeting the cost efficiency requirements. The proposal will describe the roadmap to higher TRL by 2023-2024, providing a cost competitive EPS. Finally, the proposal will address efficient exploitation of the results, demonstrating how the activity will positively increase the impact and prospects for European Ion Engines and the European Electric Propulsion System community.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: COMPET-3-2016-a | Award Amount: 7.39M | Year: 2017
HEMPT-NG addresses the topic COMPET-3-2016-a on Incremental Technologies part of the SRC electrical propulsion in line with the EPIC roadmap to increase the competitiveness of EP systems developed in Europe by developing an integrated solution based on HEMPT (Highly Efficient Multistage Plasma Thruster) , the fluidic management system, and the power processing unit. The proposed development will raise the performance of all components beyond current state-of-the-art. The results will offer an ideal EPS system for LEO application up to 700 W and for Telecom/Navigation application up 5 kW. The HEMPT technology offers unique innovative features compared to other EP technologies and makes HEMP a key candidate to overcome all the currently identified deficiencies: 1. No discharge channel erosion leading to higher lifetimes of the thruster, 2. Acceleration voltages enabling a high specific Impulse (ISP) leading to a drastic reduction of propellant consumption, 3. Unique large range of thrust offer enormous flexibility, 4. Minimal complexity of concept providing an excellent basis for economic competitiveness. The HEMPT-NG consortium is led by TES (Thales Electronic System GmbH), subsidiary of the Thales Group, worldwide leader in the development and production of space products, responsible for thruster equipment and integrated EPS. European industrial partners are: Thales, OHB, Airbus and Aerospazio, who bring their expertise in spacecraft mission studies, equipment development and testing capacities. The University of Greifswald will provide plasma simulation to support the thrusters developed. These eight partners in five European member-states (Germany, France, UK, Belgium, Italy) will develop an economical and well-performing HEMPT LEO and GEO EPS to guarantee European leadership and competitiveness, as well as the non-dependence of European capabilities in electric propulsion. This proposal falls under the CONFIDENTIALITY rules described in Section 5.