RAISE – “Reliable Aircraft electrical Insulation System sElection”

Clean Sky 2 - Horizon 2020 European Union Funding for Research & Innovation

Topic reference: JTI-CS2-2017-CfP06-SYS-03-12, GA number: 785513

RAISE is a 30 months project, receiving funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 785513.

The consortium brings together two of the most prestigious Italian Universities: University of Modena and Reggio – UniMore and Alma Master Studiorum – University of Bologna – UniBo . UniMore leads the consortium as project Coordinator, whereas the company Liebherr-Aerospace, a Clean Sky 2 Leader, acts as Topic Manager for the project.
RAISE project aims to investigate and assess Partial Discharge and breakdown behaviour of electric insulation in electrical machines windings driven by wide bandgap based converters (SiC and GaN).

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In the last years ‘more electric aircraft design’ has become one of the most challenging innovations in the aerospace industry. The need for increasing power densities has led to increased on-board voltage levels and voltage gradients. This has raised concerns about insulation system integrity during lifetime, also considering harsh aerospace environmental conditions. Since the aerospace business is probably one of the most international sectors in industry, it is essential to have international partners in the related research activities. European R&D program 'CleanSky2' and project 'RAISE' offer an ideal platform for combining research activities from experienced European Universities, to understand the physical backgrounds and the related impact on system level, together with decades-long aircraft system design experience of Liebherr Aerospace.

Mr. Mario Kohler Topic Manager, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH

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

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.