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ODE4HERA

Open Digital Environment for Hybrid-Electric Regional Architectures

Sector

Aeronautics

Product/Objective

The objective of the Open Digital Environment for Hybrid-Electric Regional Architectures (ODE4HERA) project is to enable and accelerate the development of Hybrid-Electric Regional (HER) aircraft thanks to improved tools and techniques implemented in a transferable and Open Digital Platform (ODP).

Project Summary

HER configurations imply far higher complexity than conventional configurations while involving new aircraft technologies and broader collaboration across the value/supply chain. State-of-the-art digitalization techniques limitations put at risk the achievement of the 2035 HER Entry-Into-Service (EIS) target. To address these challenges, the ODP developed in ODE4HERA will combine MBSE, MDO, SDM and PLM technologies and extend them with novel open interfaces, formats, smart model and data transformation technologies efficiently handling and processing HER configurations complexity, including frontload verification at design stage and virtualize validation for improved virtual certification.

Innovation

Four innovations will be introduced by the ODE4HERA project:

  1. a comprehensive and industry-ready platform tailored to the unprecedented level of complexity of HER configurations, combining MBSE, MDO, SDM and PLM technologies and extending them with novel open interfaces, formats, smart model and data transformation technologies;
  2. full interoperability through the entire HER value/supply chain;
  3. seamlessly connect, trace and check complex models and map them to the huge amount of data generated throughout the entire HER development process by different organization using different tools;
  4. use of certification guidelines for software development and ensure the ODP supports virtual and digital certification processes from the inception of the ODP development (TRL5 at project completion).

ES Role

EnginSoft will implement the Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) both applied to CAE, as well as to Model Based System Engineering (MBSE), which is increasingly required in the application of Integrated Verification and Validation (IV&V). In addition, EnginSoft will develop Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Simulation Data Management (SDM) interfaces that are crucial for the automation of workflows ensuring the Digital Continuity of the enterprises.

Partners

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV | AEROMECHS SRL | AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH | AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA | ENGINSOFT SPA | ESPLORO PROJECTS GMBH | INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS | IRT ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY | LEONARDO SPA | SIEMENS AG | SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV | SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS | SKYLIFE ENGINEERING SL | UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID | UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Funding Scheme

HORIZON-JU-IA - HORIZON JU Innovation Actions | Call identifier: HORIZON-JU-CLEAN-AVIATION-2023-02-HER-02 - Open Digital Platform for Hybrid-Electric Regional Aircraft Design

ODE4HERA

Project web site

Duration

36 months

Period

January 2024 – December 2026

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Reference in EnginSoft

Francesco Franchini, Vito Primavera

Partners Number

15

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