ACTUATION2015 simultaneously addresses the development and validation of standardised, modular and pooled EMA for all airframe systems. To achieve this ambitious objective, ACTUATION2015 gathers a critical mass of expertise in a wide range of skills (Component suppliers, Actuator suppliers, Actuation system supplier, A/C manufacturers, and Certification Authorities) and, especially for standardisation, the main stakeholders in the field.

The ACTUATION2015 Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and the consortium gathers 54 partners. Goodrich Actuation Systems SAS, a UTC Aerospace  Systems Company is coordinating the project.

The consortium includes:

  • The main European players in actuator and component suppliers
  • The main European players of the Business, Regional and Commercial aircraft industry and the Helicopter industry
  • European Standardisation authorities (CEN)
  • R&T and test centres from all over Europe, with international reputation in aircraft equipment development (design, analysis, manufacturing, test), with past and recognized experience on many aircraft programs (A350, F7X, etc.) for the above key European players
  • Universities from several European countries, each of them internationally recognized for the quality of their scientific work, in the field of electric actuation standardisation. Several of them have long-term relationship with both aircraft manufacturers and equipment providers, which means a strong pre-existing confidence.
  • SMEs – ten SMEs work in ACTUATION2015 and cover a wide range of activities (software, manufacturing and assembly, R&T and test centres, R&T project support)

Partners

ACTUATION2015 consortium

CISSOID S.A.

CISSOID S.A.

Further Information: http://www.cissoid.com

Organizational Activities

CISSOID is the leader in high temperature semiconductor solutions, delivering standard products and custom solutions for power management, power conversion and signal conditioning in extreme temperature and harsh environments. CISSOID provides high reliability products guaranteed from -55°C to +225°C and commonly used outside that range, from cryogenic lows to upper extremes.

Whether the ambient temperature is low but the power dissipation heats up the chips, or in high temperature environments, CISSOID products enable energy, weight and cost savings in lighter, cooling-free and more compact electronic systems. They are used in mission-critical systems as well as in applications requiring long term reliability. CISSOID supplies leaders in the Oil&Gas, Aeronautics, Industrial and Automotive markets.

Role in the Project

CISSOID is a semiconductor company with a proven track  record in the design, qualification and supply of high reliability components and integrated circuits, from power transistors to complete chipsets for power drivers and monitoring circuits, all with guaranteed reliability, up to 225ºC. While the goal of the ACTUATION2015 project is the reduction of space and weight of an airborne vehicle by the introduction of EMA systems, the heat dissipation in the PDE modules will be the key factor limiting the performance and the life expectancy.  CISSOID is therefore in a unique situation to investigate the right architecture and implementation of these PDE modules and their specifications. CISSOID has also a large experience in examining the extremes of operation that this technology can support and therefore has a perfect understanding of the dominant failure mechanisms for operations. This allows CISSOID to investigate the strategy and architecture for prognostic health monitoring methods that reliably predict failures of EMA systems.

Key Personnel