CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES is involved in several national or international collaborative projects like FP7, Eureka, FUI, ANR and so on.
We bring to the consortiums our engineering skills on mechatronic, piezoelectricity, electromagnetism, magnetostrictive to name but a few. In the same time this fruitfull collaborations with industrial and a academic partners allows us to overcome technical limitations and develops innovative products or building blocks.
You will find here some examples on representative and interresting projects:
The GUDGET project will design, manufacture, calibrate, verify and finally install in the ONERA S3Ch Wind Tunnel (WT) an enhanced gust generator system and an aeroelastic halfmodel connected to the WT side wall, with the purpose to support ONERA in the execution of a WT test campaign and gather information on the aeroelastic behaviour of the model under high amplitude gust conditions, with the acquisition of a relevant database will allow to assess the numerical capabilities for the prediction of gust loads.
Active Flow Control (AFC) solutions; Aircraft applications; Pulsed Jet Actuator (PJA)
The objective of the project is the design, production and testing of a functional prototype of a needle-free injection medical device using a piezoelectric actuator. The device is supplied with substance to be injected by inserting a consumable cartridge from the market.
Medical device; Fluidic
The MEPCOS project, funded by BPI France in the framework of FRANCE RELANCE, aims to ensure the industrialization of optical pointing mechanisms. CTEC's triple experience in space, optronics and innovation will be used in MEPCOS to achieve high-performance and cost effective space mechanisms for constellation markets. The activities planned in the MEPCOS project aim to:
Optical space communication; ASD; constellations; satellites; FSO
The aim of PULSE-COM project is to combine photo-mobile polymers (PMP) and lead-free piezo-composite (PZL), to develop and to integrate a new class of Photo-Piezo-Actuators. CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES will be involved in PMP and PZL characterization and will design and test two micro machines: an opto-switch and an optical micro-valve starting from the PMP-PZL materials prepared by partners.
Photo-mobile polymers (PMP);lead-free piezo-composite (PZL); Photo-Piezo-Actuators
The objective of the AUDACITY project is to make the demonstration for a compact powerful and reliable piezoelectric actuator for future locking applications in aerospace. The actuator typology proposed in AUDACITY is based on a 100% piezoelectric actuator technology. The long stroke is achieved by an accumulation of steps, such as the Inchworm piezo motor type or resonant. Although the principle is not new, the passed developments highlighted limitations on several aspects: thermal stability, limited speed, power management, poor friction interfaces…
Locking applications in aerospace
The H2020 Cleansky 2 project SYNJET3C aims at reducing the aircrafts energy consumption by decreasing flow separation on the wings. Active Flow Control (AFC) consists in a mechanism which pulses air from a nozzle at high flow and velocity. The objective of the project is to improve the understanding of SJA behavior and to define the next generation of SJA.
CTEC is in charge of building a system model of the SJA in quiescent air condition and cross flow condition. This model will be a tool to predict the performance of a new SJA...
Active Flow Control (AFC) actuators and systems; Synthetic jet actuators; smart power amplifier solutions
The H2020 ReMAP project will contribute to reinforce the European leadership in aeronautics by developing an open-source solution for aircraft maintenance, the Integrated Fleet Health Management (IFHM) system. By replacing fixed-interval inspections with adaptive condition-based interventions, ReMAP will have an estimated benefit to the European aviation of more than 700 million Euros per year. This is due to a direct decrease in maintenance costs, reduced unscheduled aircraft maintenance events, and increased aircraft availability. ReMAP’s IFHM will be available for certification and reliable implementation on diverse aircraft systems and structures.
Integrated Fleet Health Management;
The H2020 project PROTECT will develop a versatile platform of 3 pre-commercial lines for production of antimicrobial textiles for hospitals and public areas, and anti-biofilm medical devices and water treatment membranes. The project is coordinated by Univesitat Politècnica de Catalunya and has a duration of 48 months. As member of the PROTECT consortium, CTEC is developing devices for catheters batch treatment by ultrasound and roll to roll textile treatment by ultrasound.
Project PROTECT established The Pilot Laboratory Network (PLN) gathering highly qualiﬁed experts from the most eminent research institutes and academies to provide research-related service to the European industries.
Sonic and ultrasonic transducers; Ultrasonic processes: high power acoustic emission, ultrasonic degassing, cleaning
The H2020 Clean Sky 2 project FloCos is coordinated by Trisitec UG and performed with the help of Cedrat Technologies. The project will focus on an integrated Active Flow Control (AFC) actuator driving system taking into account the specific requirements of piezoelectrically driven Synthetic Jet Actuators.
Active Flow Control (AFC) actuators and systems; Synthetic jet actuators; smart power amplifier solutions
In the frame of ROXTAR, a MINALOGIC project dedicated to develop the next generation of XRay sensor for medical application, it has been spotted by our partner TRIXELL the interest to develop the capability of a blinded alignment between the imager and Xray emitter. Cedrat Technologies (CTEC) designed and developed an accurate contactless magnetic long range (1.5 m) alignment function, based on magnetic technologies.
Magnetic alignement, localisation, tracking, detection, X-Ray machines
The MC-SUITE project proposes a new generation of ICT enabled process simulation and optimization tools enhanced by physical measurements and monitoring. The scope is to increase the competence of the European manufacturing industry, reducing the gap between the programmed process and the real part. CTEC develops an innovative force sensor for machine tool application.
Machine tool builders and their end users.
The ASPIC project aims at developing a robust and effcient synthetic jet actuator (SJA) which will be evaluated inside the vertical fin of an aircraft. It will be coordinated by CTEC with the help of ONERA and funded via the Rapid project from DGA, French Ministry of Defence.
aerodynamics; solenoid valves; injectors; fast, precise and compact actuation
The VIPER (Valve hIgh PERformances for flow control separation in aircraft) Cleansky project aims at developing, manufacturing and testing piezoelectric valves to accurately control the air flow (Active Flow Control Actuators) on transport and business aircrafts.
Active flaps in helicopter blades for noise reduction - Optical stabilization in embedded cameras - Active tuneable antennas in telecom satellites - Active mirrors in space astronomy - Portable dynamic shakers
The main objective of this project is to improve the HMI (Human Machine Interface) systems by the integration of mechanical feedback on a tactile
surface to simulate a button or joystick. The contribution of Cedrat Technologies is the expertise on actuation solutions based on piezoelectric technologies.
automotive, aeronautics, embedded solutions
The Eu FP7 Clean Sky PPSMPAB (Piezo Power Supply Module for Piezo Actuator Bench) project aimed at developing a Piezo Power Supply (PPS) offering the highest required power (9kVA) with a high effciency, for driving piezo actuators, accounting for helicopter applications such as active flaps. Cedrat Technologies CTEC (coordinator, SME) and UJF-G2ELAB (partner, lab from Grenoble Joseph Fourier University) formed a consortium using their shared experience on piezoelectric actuators and high effciency high power supplies to meet the GRC requested by the PPSMPAB project. The topic manager was Eurocopter.
helicopter flaps, anti-vibration, embedded solutions aeronautics, low consumption
AEROPZT will address the challenge of developing more capable piezoelectric ceramics, protective encapsulation systems and actuator designs, targeting fluid flow control challenges in harsh / High Temperatures (-80 +250°C) conditions. In this application the aim is to maintain precise control of flow between pilot-mains fuel streams to enable combustion processes that reduce NOx emissions. Additional active control elements include management of lean-combustion thermoacoustic instability and lean-blow out.
active control technology, high temperature multilayer piezo ceramic, clearance control actuation, sensor devices
The main objective of this project is to develop a series of portable plug-and-produce components to improve the overall productivity and process quality of production line.In the framework of this project, CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES has designed and built a high power controllable magnetic actuator: the so called MICA 500L.
Magnetic actuators, proof mass, milling machine, chatter,active control of vibration, European FP7 project
The aim of this project is to develop hydrometallurgical (as opposed to pyrometallurgical) processes for the recovery of materials including rare earth metals. CTEC’s role in COLABATS deals with the ultrasonic (US) system to be used in the main reactor and final tank. CTEC will design, manufacture and test an appropriate US system, including the vibration generator, sonotrode, and electronics that will be adapted to the specific ionic liquid to produce homogeneous ultrasonic vibrations to promote breaking the battery electrode structure.
Ultrasonic transducer, piezoelectic, magnetostrictive, European FP7 project
The e-Lift3 project aims at developing an electromagnetically activated
variable valve train component making it possible to optimize low engine size with 3/4 cylinder in a non-exclusive way. The system may be installed on the air intake or exhaust and on all or part of the valves of the target engine. In the framework of this automotive project CTEC has manufactured a series of electromagnetic actuators requiring means of production like a new winding tool for the fabrication of coils with wires from 80um to 3mm.
The fluMIn3 deals with a new generation of medical injection device,miniaturized and automated, suitable for any type of injection.
The aim is to develop a smart syringe that can be easily used by people not belonging to the medical staff, to achieve safe injections, microdoses of the product, sometimes very expensive, such as in the case of treatment of some cancers or auto-immune diseases.
The aim of SONO“R”US is to allow redefining some of the key features of the prototype developed under the Sonoplast project. The result will be a ready-to-market micromoulding machine that represents flexible, reliable and cost efficiency solutions for producing complex shaped and functional-parts.
Ultrasonic transducer ; Piezoelectric ; Magnetostrictive ;Micro injection, moulding machine, polymere, micro-part, European FP7 project
The SONO project aims at developing a pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process patented at BIU laboratories. CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES will develop the mechatronic hardware for this pilot line including the transducers.
Ultrasonic transducer ; Piezoelectric ; Magnetostrictive ; Sonochemical reactor ; medical fabrics
The AVIBUS R&D project (Drilling with Vibration Assistance by Piezoelectric Actuators) coordinated by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES aims at developing vibrating, active, auto-adaptive tool-holders for the drilling of various materials as well as the associated process.
Machine tool, cutting, drilling, milling ; improvement of quality and speed process