Innovative Computational Electromagnetics & Novel Integration Technologies (ICE NITE)

Abstract

The Integrated Computational Electromangetics & Novel Integration Technologies (ICE NITE) programme intends to find improved means, from an electromagnetic resilience point of view, for integrating systems into aircraft or other platforms (such as cars or trains), over the currently used un-organised bundles of cables tied into looms.
A structured cable alternative would offer many advantages, including much improved modellability using computational electromagnetic methods. At present it is not possible to know where particular cables are in a bundle, and indeed, their positions are not fixed along a cable loom length. Improved certainty about locations would enable better targeted shielding, and better predictability of EM coupling levels which in turn should lead to lower margins, lower equipment qualification levels with resultant lower cost. Furthermore, this will engender reductions in volume and mass, enabling fuel savings or increased endurance/payloads.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

BAE Systems (Operations) Limited, Farnborough, United Kingdom £688,435 £ 344,217
 

Participant

MIRA Limited, Nuneaton £58,935 £ 29,468
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom £86,479 £ 86,479
Horiba Mira Limited, Nuneaton £81,011 £ 40,506
International Technegroup Limited, SWAVESEY CAMBRIDGE £499,991 £ 300,001
Short Brothers Plc, BELFAST £77,372 £ 38,689
University of Nottingham £296,884 £ 296,884

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