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Adaptive structures for fixed and rotary wing aircraft
Author(s): Willi Martin; Peter Jänker; Markus Siemetzki; Thomas Lorkowski; Boris Grohmann; Rudolf Maier; Christoph Maucher; Valentin Klöppel; Bernhard Enenkl; Dieter Roth; Heinz Hansen
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Paper Abstract

Since more than 10 years EADS Innovation Works, which is the corporate research centre of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), is investigating smart materials and adaptive structures for aircraft in cooperation with EADS business units. Focus of research efforts are adaptive systems for shape control, noise reduction and vibration control of both fixed and rotary wing aircraft as well as for lift optimisation of fixed wing aircraft. Two outstanding adaptive systems which have been pushed ahead in cooperation with Airbus Germany and Eurocopter Germany are adaptive servo flaps for helicopter rotor blades and innovative high lift devices for fixed wing aircraft which both were tested in flight for the first time representing world premieres. In this paper various examples of adaptive systems are presented which were developed and realized by EADS in recent years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64231C (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.779381
Show Author Affiliations
Willi Martin, EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Peter Jänker, EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Markus Siemetzki, EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Lorkowski, EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Boris Grohmann, EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Rudolf Maier, EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Christoph Maucher, EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Valentin Klöppel, Eurocopter Deutschland (Germany)
Bernhard Enenkl, Eurocopter Deutschland (Germany)
Dieter Roth, Eurocopter Deutschland (Germany)
Heinz Hansen, Airbus Deutschland (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6423:
International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Shanyi Du; Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi, Editor(s)

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