The overall work plan is carried out through 6 technical sub-projects and one management sub-project, further divided into work packages. The 53 partners in the project provide contributions to the tasks and deliverables within these work packages:
- SP1 “Specifications for modular EMA” defines the technical objectives and the expected impacts related to all the actuation applications, covering aircraft and helicopter applications. SP1 defines levels of modularity and resources sharing and also the process of standardisation, while addressing certification aspect. SP1 output will be a list of potential standard modules and interfaces with their high level specification.
- SP2 “Technology modules” develops the required technology to meet the cost, reliability and weight project key targets. SP2 addresses technology works related to hardware EMA modules including: motor architecture, composite materials, mechatronics, new sensors, power electronics, while applying the standardisation process. SP2 designs and manufactures three types of modules to be used for integration in SP5 and testing in SP6. SP2 benefits from the innovations from SP3 and SP4.
- SP3 “Method and tools” identifies the relevant tools, modules and central data model in development methodologies to be standardised, as above for the hardware. SP3 includes modelling of modules, standard design and tools, to improve qualification process. Outcomes will be useful for other SPs.
- SP4 “Control and Monitoring” assesses new control concepts benefits (sensorless, multi level inverters) and defines the first standard for health monitoring covering EMA and Power Drive Electronics. Outcomes will be useful for other SPs.
- SP5 “Modules integration” proves the modularity and scalability on five hardware applications and through eight virtual applications for all other actuators defined in SP1 (permanent, transient, pulsed) with the modules developed in SP2.
- SP6 “Validation” standardises test means and procedures, validating modular application performances running standardised tests using the modules developed in SP2. SP6 assesses the project end results (cost, reliability, weight, level of modularity) and prepare certification.
- SP7 “Management, standardisation, dissemination and exploitation” covers the proper organisation and management of the project and dissemination activities, including launching of standardisation activities through a CEN Workshop.