Projects Directory

Advanced manufacturing technologies

Ongoing projects • France 2030 & ANR

COMPINNOV HT

Replacement of metal parts by high-temperature composites for aeronautical structure applications.

COMPINNOV TP2

Understanding between carbon/thermoplastic prepreg architectures, processability (consolidation and assembly), and impact on mechanical properties.

C3N

Removal of technological barriers related to the replacement of low-carbon steel used for the lining of HA (High Activity) cells by a Ceramic Matrix Composite material (CMC).

CMC en service

Removal of technological barriers related to the characterization of CMC technological samples in a representative engine environment.

CMC SiCMI 2

The rise in the maturity of SiC-SiC CMC materials for the needs of civil aeronautics.

ACDC

Development of composite materials and structures for noise reduction and vibration control in the cabin and nacelle environment.

OXYGEN

Development of oxide CMC for high-temperature applications (from 700°C to 1000°C).

VITAL

Generation of composite material design qualifiers by virtual testing.

ASSEMBLAGES INNOVANTS 2

Determination of critical parameters to enable the maturity of innovative assembly technologies.

COBRA

Increased maturity and automation of innovative assembly processes.

CODEX

Development of removable bonding solutions for the automotive, aeronautics, and space industries.

SPRINT

Development and characterization of lead-free solder creams with improved thermomechanical properties.

ELIPSE

Characterization and maturation of non- contact printing processes of electrical tracks on the aircraft structure or cabin trim panels.

FREEzING

Development of multifunctional surface coatings for aeronautical parts.

GLAD

Development of functionally graded materials and properties through the use of the LMD-p (Laser Metal Deposition - with powder) process.

WALLSAPP

Increasing the maturity of the design and manufacture of thin structures (with dimensions less than 1mm) by metal additive manufacturing processes.

MATILD

Increasing the maturity level of the LMD-p (Layer Metal Deposition - powder) process for aerospace applications.

HIPPOME

Study and development of HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressure) treatments for nickel-based superalloys processed by LBM (Laser Beam Melting) additive manufacturing and elaborated by MIM (Metal Injection Molding).

LASER

Development of numerical tools and methodologies for the design of lattice structures made by additive manufacturing.

MAMA

Development of disruptive forging and closed die-forging processes for the manufacture of primary aeronautical parts in TA6V titanium alloy.

HYDROPLANE

Definition of a future project to develop material and process solutions for hydrogen distribution in future generations of aircraft.

Ongoing projects • European projects

ReCHycle

Development of a CMC demonstrator for optimized gas flows in metallurgical blast furnaces.

DEFLECT

Functionalization of composite materials for the manufacture of electrical enclosures to house and protect on-board electrical and avionics devices.

Completed projects 2021

ANDDURO

Understanding and improvement of powder bed metal additive manufacturing technologies by laser fusion or electron beam.

DEPOZ

Understanding and improving Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) additive manufacturing technology.

METEOR

Development and study of competitive thermoplastic semi-finished products, compatible with non-autoclave processes and coming 100% from a French supply chain.

OXYMORE

Optimization of the micro-arcs oxidation process for aeronautical applications (nacelle air inlet lips, seat rails, valve bodies).

Greener technologies

Ongoing projects • France 2030 & ANR

SiCRET

Evaluation of the maturity of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor technology.

SOCOOL 2

Rising maturity of thermal cooling solutions: two-phase loops.

OCEANE

Optimization of the high power electrical chain, development of predictive models and multidisciplinary optimization tools (MDO) for the optimal dimensioning of the electrical chain, evaluation of future DC/AC converters of very high power.

HIGHVOLT 2

Improved understanding of the physical phenomena associated with strong electric fields (partial discharges, surface discharges, space charges, electric arcs), evaluation and control of their consequences on the reliability of systems, identification and development of solutions to improve the performance of systems beyond the state of the art.

MAHPCO

Evaluation of the implementation of thermal insulating layers between the composite part and the hot titanium part.

SOLER

Study of the lifetime of electronic components assemblies on printed circuits made with new generation lead-free soldering creams (*SAC+ type)

*Tin-Silver-Copper

Ongoing projects • European projects

IMPERIAL

Development of an innovative power converter able to provide power transmission, monitoring, diagnostics, and communications. The system will be highly efficient, reliable, compact, and lightweight, contributing to higher, more efficient, and environmentally friendly performance for future large aircraft.

DCADE

Evaluation of potential technologies that will allow the use of higher voltage converters while maintaining power density, as well as arc detection techniques that will increase the safety of high-altitude operations.

RECET4RAIL

Development of new technologies for the train traction drive subsystem.

HYPNOTIC

Development of a set of bidirectional converters acting together as a single device.

Completed projects

HIVACS

Exploring and optimizing the design of future aerospace cable systems to enable the aerospace industry to meet the high power design requirements of future aircraft programs.

HIGHVOLT

Study of the physical phenomena amplified by the increase of the voltage and the use of «large gap» components.

Smart technologies

Ongoing projects • France 2030 & ANR

PEP_hiTE

Implementation of a platform to evaluate the performance of collaboration between humans and autonomous agents including AI in the context of military and civil aeronautics.

SODA2 (under construction)

Preparation of future defense systems involving artificial intelligence for the optimization of ground-air defense strategy.

MINDS

Artificial intelligence for the evolution of space observation systems: planning of massive and heterogeneous constellations and bimodal semantic analysis of satellite images and text.

NS3

Scientific and technological simulations and modeling of an innovative concept of high resolution and small size imager for mobile, airborne, and space applications.

ELLIOT

Definition of a communication protocol and removal of technological barriers that allow an IoT service with wide geographical coverage from low-cost nanosatellites in low orbit.

CIAR

Introduction of artificial intelligence technologies for image processing in embedded systems (satellites, robots, drones, etc.) to make them more autonomous and responsive.

PHOEBUS

Methods and equipment for the verification of high-capacity communication satellite payloads (VHTS*) exploiting photonic technologies and overcoming the limitations of electrical-only solutions.

*Very High Throughput Satellite

DEEL

Creation of explainable and robust machine learning theory and algorithms to meet the challenges of qualification and certification of AI-embedded critical systems.

SUPER-G

Study of 5G/Satcom integration. Realization of a platform for orchestration and acceleration of virtual network functions for Satcom and 5G for software-driven networks.

SB

Establishment of community management of access to data and services for the environment, sharing of resources (data, calculations, storage, AI algorithms). Application use case: coastal submersion and erosion.

RAPTOR

Definition of an embedded subsystem to conduct a rendezvous mission with more or less collaborative space targets, as well as a multi-objective optimization planning tool.

APISS (under construction)

Implementation of a standardization reference for embedded sensor solutions based on photonic technologies.

ENVIA (under construction)

Realization of automatic control based on reinforcement learning for autonomous vehicles placed in an uncertain environment. Use case: the LCA60T airship from Flying Whales.

Ongoing projects • European projects

5GMED

Deployment of a telecom and computing infrastructure (5G-SA and AI) along a France/Spain cross-border corridor. Test of use cases: innovative train and car in real conditions.

Completed projects

SUCRE

AI evaluation and quantification of the comprehensibility of textual user queries, from the perspectives of semantic analysis and pragmatic analysis.

NEWCAST

The growing maturity of technologies that increase the energy and spectral efficiency of satellite links, up to a demonstrator level.

Methods & tools for the development of complex systems

Ongoing projects • France 2030 & ANR

ARCHEOCS

Design and optimization of critical software systems deployed on single and multi-card architectures equipped with complex SoCs.

EASYMOD

Definition of appropriate and accepted interaction modes by system architects and engineers to improve the acceptability and wide deployment of modeling and increase the efficiency and productivity of system engineers.

EDEN

Evaluation and design of the bricks of a deterministic, modular, standardized, and multi-sector (automotive, aeronautics, or space) embedded communication architecture based on the TSN (time-sensitive network) standard.

R-EVOL

Contribution to digital continuity through MDO concerning systems engineering. Development of innovative capabilities to improve the efficiency and robustness of MDO processes. In particular, the development of multi-fidelity and uncertainty propagation aspects in MDO processes.

S2C

Establishment of numerical continuity between system definition and safety analysis.

SPOC

Evaluation of software and hardware implementation test architectures for embedded Machine Learning models supporting future space or airborne optical payloads.

VITAL (contribution)

Contribution via GEMSEO to the quantification and propagation of uncertainties to study the impact of the variability of composite material properties for aeronautical structures.

TeePee4Space (ESA project)

Evaluation of mass and power budgeting analyses on a set of distributed and heterogeneous MBSE models to leverage digital continuity in an extended enterprise environment.

ELMASAT (ESA project)

Model-based engineering approach for availability assessment of satellite systems embedding electronic COTS.

Ongoing projects • European projects

MADELEINE

Development and validation of multidisciplinary design tools for optimization. Special attention is given to multidisciplinary optimization, understanding of multi-physics phenomena, simulation of manufacturing processes, and transition to HPC (High-Performance Computing).

NEXTAIR

Enable the digital transformation of future-generation aircraft through the development and demonstration of new numerical methods combining the most advanced high-fidelity modeling capabilities with Machine Learning techniques. NextAir will enable robust design and fielding of future-generation climate-neutral aircraft configurations with improved operational reliability and smart maintenance technologies.

RHEA

Use of multidisciplinary optimization for the design of future-generation aircraft with ultra-high-aspect-ratio wings. In this context, we are in charge of the implementation of the global process, interfacing to GEMSEO different models based on physics.

RECET4RAIL

Contribution through MDO approaches to the study of new additive manufacturing technologies applied to the development of traction systems in the railway field.

Completed projects

ATIPPIC

Definition of a highly integrated avionics architecture based on COTS for the small satellite platform market.

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