About the project

Energy performance, safety and limited emissions are a priority for aircraft manufacturers and their supply chains. Composite lightweight materials, electrification of functions onboard aircraft and operations at higher altitude/latitude are parts of the fundamental levers for optimising the performance of existing and future generations of aircraft.

However, this results in the exacerbation of Electromagnetic (EM) hazards and exposure to Cosmic Radiations (CR) risks. Specific protection measures are therefore required to guarantee safe electrical systems, leading to weight penalty and jeopardising the emergence of energy-efficient Composite Electric Aircraft (CEA). Hence, the development and optimisation of electrical systems integration is crucial for CEA.

EPICEA (Electromagnetic Platform for lightweight Integration/Installation of electrical systems in Composite Electrical Aircraft) is a H2020 project co-funded by Europe and Canada which started in February 2016 and will run for 36 months. It has a budget of 3.4M€ and a consortium of 9 partners led by ONERA for Europe and Polytechnique Montreal for Canada. The project intends to release, validate and verify a single computer environment (i.e. the EPICEA platform) helping to understand EM issues on CEA.



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The EPICEA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689007.