Who We Are
The MINIMAL Team
Coordination, heat-management WP lead, LH2 enhanced intercooling experiments, crank-based composite cycle engine
Free double piston engine concept, aircraft conceptual design and performance, engine integration WP lead
Climate Impact WP lead, emission inventories, CO2 and Non-CO2 interdependencies, combustion modeling
Opposed free-piston engine concept, low-NOx hydrogen combustion experiments, combustion modelling, Combustion WP lead
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Piston heat management studies, piston cooling experiments, aircraft performance, free double piston concept
Cryogenic heat-exchanger concepts, intercooling
GKN Aerospace Sweden AB
Heat management, exploitation, industrial advice, roadmaping
Opposed free-piston engine concept, low-NOx hydrogen combustion experiments, exploitation , industrial advice, roadmapping
Free double piston, exploitation, industrial advice, roadmaping
All core consortium partners have a long collaborative history in European research and innovation projects going back to FP6. Many of the individuals involved have worked together in past projects for a period of almost 20 years (e.g. ULTIMATE, VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, ENOVAL, ENABLEH2, CENTRELINE, HYFLEXFUEL).
The MINIMAL project is composed of ECATS and its working groups on green flight and sustainable aviation fuels, EUROCONTROL (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, international organisation working to achieve safe and seamless air traffic management across Europe), University of Limerick, the SARC (Swedish Aeronautic Research Center) and AIRBUS. Other members will join the project as the collaboration develops.