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Research &Development

AES has research and development connections with several universities and research institutions. These projects include aviation as well as space studies.

We are currently developing a prototype for IoT in the aerospace industry. For use as a backbone in the in-flight entertainment of aircrafts, a wireless network will be developed and coherent light is to be used as the communication medium. The goal of the project is to build a prototype with all system-relevant components, which nevertheless meets the special requirements of aviation. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).

Furthermore AES researches lighting systems for air purification with UV-C LEDs. This project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) as well.

       

We are also working on a space research project titled “Aluminium Harnesses for Satellites” (AlSa). This research project aims to utilize aluminium cables as, power supply lines, in satellites. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi). AES is using its long-term experience in the aviation industry and applyng it to the demands of the satellite field. 
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) also provides developmental support and conducting studies about suitable materials and surface conditions.

A further project involves a frequency converter and universally applicable single-phase voltage converter, based on the Bridgeless Power Factor Correction (BPFC).

The” Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft” recently awarded AES the label of approval with “Innovative Through Research” for its impressive R&D work.

R&D Projects

AES develops prototype for IoT in the aerospace industry

In the future, the linkage of mobile devices in aircrafts will continue to gain relevance. The biggest challenge in the process is the flood of huge amounts of data. For use as a backbone in the in-flight entertainment of aircrafts, a wireless network will be developed in the project „Beyond 5G IoT for Space and Aircraft“. Coherent light is to be used as the communication medium. Compared to radio waves, it offers a significantly wider spectrum, does not interfere with them and provides data rates comparable to high-speed cables.

The goal of the project is to build a prototype with all system-relevant components, which nevertheless meets the special requirements of aviation. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).

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AES researches air purification with UV-C LED lighting systems

To find solutions for safe flying in relation to viruses and the risk of infection, AES is researching UV-C LED lighting solutions for aviation.

Here, AES is focusing particularly on the wavelengths that destroy DNA most effectively. Special lenses allow the UV-C light to be further focused.

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).

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Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi), this research project aims to use aluminium cables as power supply lines in satellites. Aluminium cables have a major advantage over conventional copper conductorsdue to a lighter weight, potentially reducing it by over 50%. Aluminium also has a higher electrical conductivity to density ratio than copper. The central theme of this project is to apply this key advantage to satellite technology, where copper is commonly used for power and signal lines. The challenge now, is to face and solve problems such as fragility resulting from mechanical load, and maintaining durability in the case of exposure to corrosion between production and launch.
AES is devoting its long-term aviation experience and knowledge to these demanding conditions: and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) is providing developmental support and conducting studies on the most suitable materials and surface conditions.
Satellite technology is key to global communication, and implementing the results of this developmental work will represent a major milestone in this field.

                       
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This project involves a frequency converter and universally applicable single-phase voltage converter, based on the Bridgeless Power Factor Correction (BPFC). The goal of this project is to develop a highly mature, seat power supply unit (ISPS), with the single-phase output voltage of 115V AC, or 230V AC for the aviation industry. Major challenges are involved in this work, as the ISPS must be: efficient, lightweight, and compact for a limited installation space. The new generation of ISPS will be able to meet a wide range of customer requirements, owing to the fully digital control loop and resulting choice of parameterization.