Sabre: Shape Adaptive Blades for Rotorcraft Efficiency
How the ILO helped
A costed research support role has streamlined EC reporting, strengthened research partnerships and contributed to a good ongoing relationship between UoB as the Lead Coordinator and the European Commission.
- Reducing energy consumption and environmental impact of aviation- reduction in helicopter fuel burn and emissions by 5 – 10%
- Improving European industrial competitiveness and reinforcing employment: The results of this project will generate substantial recurring savings in direct operating costs, offsetting the initial cost of the added technology over the life or the airframe thus keeping Europe competitive and securing employment within the industry
- Knowledge transfer of morphing technologies:
- The methods used in SABRE could have positive implications for fixed wing aircraft
- Through active blade control it is also potentially adaptable to large scale wind turbines, making them more cost efficient
- Delivering international collaboration for innovation – fostering new partnerships which will help integrate new knowledge into industry after the project end.
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