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Multifunctional Structures to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Future Aircraft with Integrated Ku-Band Antennas

Verpoorte, Jaco and Schippers, Harmen and Nijhuis, Peter and Algermissen, Stephan and Misol, Malte (2021) Multifunctional Structures to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Future Aircraft with Integrated Ku-Band Antennas. The Project Repository Journal (PRj), 9, pp. 88-93. European Dissemination Media Agency (EDMA). ISSN 2632-4067.

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Abstract

The CO2 and NOX emissions of international air traffic must be reduced, making aviation more sustainable, requiring innovative technologies that reduce aircraft fuel consumption. The Horizon 2020 ACASIAS project takes up this challenge by improving aerodynamic performance and facilitating fuel-efficient engines such as Counter-Rotating Open Rotors (CROR). ACASIAS improves the aerodynamics through the conformal and structural integration of antennas into innovative aerostructures. Nowadays, installed aircraft antennas are protruding structures that generate turbulence and aerodynamic drag, thus increasing the fuel consumption, i.e. currently available Ku-band satellite antennas still require exterior installation on the fuselage. Hence, the conformal flush integration of a Kuband SATCOM antenna will reduce the drag, as well as CO2 and NOX emissions. Furthermore, ACASIAS will also reduce maintenance costs and minimise operational delays through structurally integrated antennas, reducing the risk of damage to protruding antennas.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142015/
Document Type:Article
Title:Multifunctional Structures to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Future Aircraft with Integrated Ku-Band Antennas
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Verpoorte, JacoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schippers, HarmenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nijhuis, PeterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Algermissen, StephanStephan.Algermissen (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0507-8195
Misol, MalteMalte.Misol (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8056-1569
Date:April 2021
Journal or Publication Title:The Project Repository Journal (PRj)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:9
Page Range:pp. 88-93
Publisher:European Dissemination Media Agency (EDMA)
ISSN:2632-4067
Status:Published
Keywords:Noise control, integrated antennas, orthogrid panels
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Components and Systems
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L CS - Components and Systems
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - MRO and Cabin
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Adaptronics
Deposited By: Algermissen, Dr.-Ing. Stephan
Deposited On:17 May 2021 07:24
Last Modified:05 Aug 2022 13:30

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