Saab Demonstration Green Aircraft Systems
|Coordinator||SAAB Aktiebolag - Saab Aerosystems|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 42 800 000|
|Project duration||April 2006 - December 2011|
Purpose and goal
The project aim is to contribute to new business within the civil aircraft area, as subcontractor of system solutions for more intelligent and environmentally friendly flight. The project intends to develop and demonstrate, in simulations and tests, key technologies for future civil manned and unmanned aircraft and air traffic control. The objective is to develop and demonstrate technologies within two areas. Within electrical system, we will demonstrate architecture and principles for electrical system solutions for onboard energy efficient systems such as Electro Impulse De-Icing and power electronics cooling. Within air traffic demonstration 2020 we will show simulations and in some cases demonstrations in manned aircraft regarding decision support/automation for lower fuel consumption and increased safety, system to sense and avoid flying objects, safe and redundant system solutions, including data communication with air traffic control.
Results and expected effects
Expected results are: Saab will take roles in Clean Sky, SESAR and EU-EDA UAV Traffic Insertion Initiative. Saab will acquire new business and contracts within the civil aircraft area. Saab will increase the national research contacts and cooperation with international companies in civil airspace. Saab will be an internationally recognized partner for UAV systems, especially within automatization, safety solutions, communication and information exchange.
Approach and implementation
The project will have a steering group with representatives from Saab AB and Luftfartsverket. The project will be managed by Saab Aerosystems.