25 August 2021

New Developments on EU’s Clean Sky 2 Project

Development in the EU funded H2020 CleanSky2 programme is taking shape as a consortium including a leading pressure scanner manufacturer completes the specification stage.

UK based, Evolution Measurement Ltd have completed the specification stage of the bespoke pressure scanners which will be used during the RACER aircraft’s aerodynamic testing stage.

EvoScann® scanners will be custom-built to meet the demanding requirements of in-flight aerodynamic testing. Using a variety of channel configurations, data will be delivered in absolute and true differential measurement modes.

Specification has been considered to ensure precision, resolution and repeatability. The scanners will be housed in bespoke cases to ensure reliable performance whilst in the flight condition and they will be positioned into custom-built locations on the horizontal and vertical stabilisers to deliver true ultra-high fidelity measurements. Scanners will also be positioned on the rakes being produced by consortium partners Vectoflow GmbH and Any-Shape S.A.

Uniquely, scanners will be connected in a daisy chain configuration, reducing the length of cables required, whilst delivering readings from each scanner, individually.

Evolution Measurement’s Managing Director, Paul Crowhurst, said, “I am so proud of the contribution our highly skilled engineering team are making, in what will be a game changer for the aircraft flight-test industry.”
He added, “We are supporting the development of sustainable air travel, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.”

The Clean Sky 2 project is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.

Clean Sky’s projects are helping to dramatically slash the air industry’s CO2, other gases and noise footprints by developing new engine architectures, improved wing aerodynamics, lighter composite structures, smarter trajectories, and more electrical on-board energy. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.


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