Friday, 16 September 2011

Cryogenic Hypersonic Advanced Tank Technologies (CHATT)

FP7 contract signed

This week the European Commission has signed the contract of the project CHATT, within the 7th Framework programme (FP7). Under the leadership of DLR, the German Aerospace Research Centre, 11 European partners from research, industry and universities will study cryogenic propellant tank technologies and designs for hypersonic vehicles. The project will start in January 2012 and last for 4 years.

Orbspace will lead one of the three work packages and carry out research on the following topics:

  • Reduction or replacement of helium, which is a limited natural resource
  • Ceramic heat exchanger and gas generator technologies for tank pressurization
  • Tank design trade-off methodologies
  • Structural health condition monitoring

This project will enlarge the technological foundation of Orbspace. In addition, our ongoing projects, in particular our Infinity project, will largely benefit from many technological synergies.

Please contact us, if you are interested in getting more information.

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