SCOPUS



About SCOPUS

BLU Electronic is the coordinator of the Clean Sky 2 System ITD project: SCOPUS – Smart Converters for Optimised Power Usage and Storage.
The project will deliver an optimised and compact bidirectional and modular DC/DC converter, developed for straightforward integration in the modern decentralized smart electrical system of the MEA. The DC/DC converter will employ wide bandgap semiconductors and soft-switching techniques to achieve operation at higher switching frequencies thus allowing the reduction of size and mass of the passive devices.

Objectives

The Clean Sky 2 System ITD comprises on-board systems, equipment and flight management. Systems and equipment account for a small part of the A/C weight but can play a central role in achieving the expected impacts of the Clean Sky 2 programme. Further maturation and demonstration as well as new developments are needed to accommodate the needs of the next generations of aircraft; the SYS ITD in Clean Sky 2 is focused on diverse areas, among the others:

• More electrical aircraft architectures, which have a direct impact on CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, perceived noise, air quality, weight.

• Full chain of electrical power generation, distribution and usage

SCOPUS will permit the integration and validation of several key technological innovations with the objective to design and development a compact bidirectional modular DC/DC converter capable of achieving power densities that are at least a factor 5÷10 better than current state-of-the-art.


This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 831942.