Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

NIPSE

Novel Integration of Powerplant System Equipment

The NIPSE project targets the novel integration of system equipment on next-generation aircraft engines. It addresses installation limitations expected in such future engines, including the thinner nacelles and larger fan modules along with architectures that require more functionality and provide extra thermal constraints through lower ventilation capability and reduced volume availability. The project is therefore seeking to find better placement options for equipment, using locations in the engine, the nacelle and the aircraft itself. NIPSE also addresses the need to improve thermal management of integrated powerplant systems (IPPS). NIPSE technologies aim to enable potential engine fuel savings of up to 2-3%, gained through a 15% reduction of equipment volume for the next generation engines (such as Ultra-High Bypass Ratio powerplants), along with weight savings and improved thermal management on the more integrated powerplant systems. Additionally, a reduction of development time for the installation of powerplant systems is anticipated. NIPSE is coordinated by Safran Aircelle SAS (France) and involves nine other European organisations.

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Project reference: 
636218
Topic: 
MG-1.1-2014
Call for proposals: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Duration: 
01/06/2015 to 31/05/2018
Funding scheme: 
RIA
Total cost: 
€6,235,001
EU contribution: 
€6,235,001
Coordinator: 
SAFRAN NACELLES