will physically model, refine, explore and rank the preliminary concepts defined at the start of the project. The result will be a number of preferred ULTIMATE configurations. Additionally, common reference technology level assumptions for the year 2050 will be established.
will provide a multi-objective and multi-disciplinary evaluation platform for the assessment of technologies. Existing tools will be refined and adapted to the ULTIMATE challenges and new models will be developed. Engine and aircraft performance models for the year 2000 and year 2050 reference aircraft will also be developed.
The following key evaluation modules will be developed:
Will model the propulsor technology advancements from the ULTIMATE project and will perform the propulsor and powerplant engine integration tasks.
will develop the preferred ULTIMATE core configurations to TRL2 and will optimize them to reach the SRIA 2050-targets. The results from WP4 individually, as well as from the advanced integration in WP3, will provide top-level module requirements and input to the technology roadmapping in WP5.
will anchor ULTIMATE in a continuously developing innovation framework to ensure that its results can be exploited by Europe´s aviation sector as soon as possible. This is done by communicating the ULTIMATE approach and results, by identifying technology gaps, developing roadmaps for each technology, extracting innovations and showing how the results will help to fulfill the SRIA 2050 targets.
will provide the collaborative framework and management infrastructure to monitor project progress and ensure the achievement of ULTIMATE results in the agreed schedule.