ISAAR CHAIR: SPOTLIGHT ON THE GYPAETUS RESEARCH PROJECT
As part of the work sponsored by the ISAAR Chair “Innovation Solutions for CS-23 Aircraft Architecture and Regulation”, with support from Daher, 8 international students from the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering program at ISAE-SUPAERO are working on the GYPAETUS research project for the design of an airplane with very low CO2 emissions during flight.
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PROJECT FOR AN UNMANNED AIRPLANE WITH ZERO EMISSIONS TO CROSS THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
The Mermoz Drone project, initiated by a team of researchers at ISAE-SUPAERO’s aerodynamics laboratory, has the ambition to participate in the development of breakthrough technologies for electric aviation. Crossing the South Atlantic with an unmanned aircraft with an approximately 4-meter wingspan using hydrogen propulsion would be a first step toward the development of larger low-carbon airplanes for air transport.
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ASSESSING AVIATION’S CLIMATE IMPACT WITH AN OPEN-ACCESS APPLICATION
CAST is an innovative application developed by ISAE-SUPAERO that measures an airplane’s climate impact by taking into account all the phases of its life cycle. Thomas Planès, a post-graduate at the Department of Aerospace Vehicle Design and Control (DCAS), has developed a modelling tool in the form of a web app that is accessible to everyone.
The IMOTHEP project (Investigation and Maturation of Technologies for Hybrid Electric Propulsion), financed by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, was officially launched in Brussels on January 20th, 2020. ISAE-SUPAERO is one of the 33 industrial and academic partners in the IMOTHEP consortium, headed by ONERA and whose purpose is to assess the potential of hybrid electric propulsion to reduce emissions from commercial aviation and to establish the European technological road map for its development. Our researchers at the Department of Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion (DAEP) will take part in this project and will contribute to its work on aeropropulsive integration, notably modelling powertrains and designing air intakes for breakthrough configurations.
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INNOVATIVE CHAIRS FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
For several years now, ISAE-SUPAERO has been working with major players in the aviation industry to find suitable solutions to the current issues of the ecological transition. With the help of the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation, several training and research Chairs have been created to work on new air transport concepts and to propose innovative solutions to reduce their ecological impact.
Spotlight on the green Chairs at ISAE-SUPAERO.
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THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT OF THE DISTRIBUTED PROPULSION AIRCRAFT MODEL
On Thursday, October 3rd, at the Revel airfield (in the Haute-Garonne Department), the distributed propulsion demonstrator developed under the CEDAR chair by the DCAS and DISC test teams undertook its first flight, verifying its embedded systems and flight characteristics under real-life conditions.
THESIS OF ERIC NGUYEN VAN DEFENDED ON OCTOBER 23 AT ISAE-SUPAERO
Stability and lateral control of a small drift aircraft by differential use of propulsion systems or by actuators of the alligator flap type or other. Use of co-design methods..
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