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Reference number
Coordinator Saab AB - SAAB Aktiebolag Aeronautics
Funding from Vinnova SEK 48 000 000
Project duration January 2020 - June 2024
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme Innovair
Call Innovair: Research project in aerospace engineering

Purpose and goal

Aim to strengthen the competitiveness of the Swedish aviation industry in an international perspective through the development of demonstrators that will include a number of new technologies, new methodology and new working methods such as: Additive manufacturing; hybrid structures; multifunctional structures with built-in antennas and sensors; energy management including electrified actuators; fiber optic sensors; innovative pilot support systems based on high-resolution 3D geodata; and model-based development, including AI-based methods.

Expected effects and result

An important part of the Swedish aviation industry´s competitiveness is being able to develop new platforms from a "white paper" to a finished product. Certain parts of this chain, such as going from many early concepts to in-depth concept development, are very rarely implemented. One way to strengthen the capability of in-depth concept development is to develop demonstrators linked to platform concepts. In this project a larger part of the platform will be developed and demonstrated virtually and physically.

Planned approach and implementation

From technology work packages where research takes place around smart structure, energy-efficient systems, fiber optic sensors and new pilot systems implement the results in the development and manufacture of a physical demonstrator. This ground demonstrator, developed in a cost-effective manner, will become part of an aircraft with technology that will later be implemented in flying demonstrators.

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Last updated 25 January 2023

Reference number 2020-00187

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