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:
IK4-Tekniker was founded in 1981 as a privately-owned, not-for-profit technology centre, to increase innovative capacity for the industrial sector and to generate and apply technology and knowledge to help the customers become more competitive. IK4-Tekniker adds up about 250 employees and it is mainly specializing in precision engineering and mechatronics, surface engineering, production engineering and automation, and manufacturing technologies. Moreover, IK4-Tekniker is part of IK4 alliance within the Basque system of innovation, what comprises nine technological centres to bring resources together and to exchange best practice to reach greater levels of technological-scientific excellence.
IK4-Tekniker participates as a partner in some workpackages within Actuation2015: WP3.1 (Multi-physics modelling and simulation), WP3.3 (Reliability analysis and handling uncertainties) and WP4.1 (Prognostics health and usage monitoring). The main role of IK4-Tekniker within the activities of these workpackages is to provide knowledge and expertise in mechatronics, diagnostics and prognostics. In addition to the technologies and techniques provided in these fields (simulation and modelling, data analysis, reliability analysis, etc.), IK4-Tekniker has a number of facilities, resources and/or equipment (i.e. test benches for health monitoring and prognostics, tribology, and others) with which contribute to the activity of the project.