Research and Technology
In the future, aircraft will be better integrated, smarter and built using advanced materials. Above all they will be based on “power-by-wire”. The Labinal R&T Department works to ensure that our company remains leader in terms of innovation, taking on the challenges represented by the next generation of more electrical aircraft.
The Research and Technology Department focuses on research into:
- Ewis Architecture and Technology (development and qualification of components, processes and tools)
- Racks, Panels and Relay Boxes
Major projects driven by our R&T Department include:
- eCentric software working to ensure the convergence of physical and logical requirements. This covers the full harness life cycle from the initial request for equipment through to the wiring diagram, geometrical harness, logical harness, analysis simulation, electrical database and manufacturing data.
- MODENA (Modular Electrical Network) that performs EWIS Trade-studies in relation to aircraft architectures.
- EFFIWIS (Efficient EWIS for MEA/MCA). Here, the aim is to define rules and technologies for the next EWIS Generation (segregation rules, electro-thermal optimization etc.)
- EMPRONET (Electro Magnetically PROtected NETwork) provides solutions for EM compatibility in More Composite Aircraft and More Electrical Aircraft
- TAUPE project (Transmission in Aircraft on Unique Path wirEs) is a Collaborative Research Project funded by the European Commission within the scope of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project aims at simplifying the electrical architectures of aircraft and reducing the length and mass of cables installed by introducing PLC (PowerLine Communication) or PoD (Power over Data) technologies inside the aircraft. Both technologies basically aim to supply both power and data through the same cable.