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:
TECNALIA, as of the 1st of January, 2011, is a private, non-profit and independent research organisation resulting from the merger of eight research organisations: Fundación Cidemco, Fundación ESI-European Software Institute, Fundación European Virtual Engineering, Fundación Fatronik, Fundación Inasmet, Fundación Labein, Fundación Leia and Fundación Robotiker. TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology entity in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe. TECNALIA employs 1,475 people (196 PhDs) and its turnover is 116 M€, it filed 98 patents, had 4000 clients and created 28 spin-offs in 2011.
TECNALIA will lead Task 2.1.2 – Lubrication, in SP2, focused in the selection and testing of lubricant coatings for the reduction of friction between the mechanical parts of the actuator.