Work package WP1 – Aircraft concept generation and requirements for airport LAQN


The main objectives of WP1 are to

  • State the regulatory framework and key elements for addressing the airport local air quality and noise and its relation to aircraft technologies and concepts of operations below 900m;

  • Identify a promising aircraft concept for lower air pollution and noise impact by reducing its energy consumption at take-off/landing applying large aspect ratio wing technologies and distributed hybrid electric propulsion and an estimated TRL escalation.



Work package WP1 – Performance and noise model of distributed hybrid electric propulsion (DHEP)  


The main objectives of WP2 are 
  • To formulate and implement performance models for electric, sustainable aviation fuel and conventional fuel power system
  • To implement and validate performance models for distributed hybrid propulsion systems including transition between different power systems.


Work package WP3 – Models and simulations for airframe and propulsion integration


The main objectives of WP3 are 
  • To set up of a data definition for the aircraft according to the Common Parametric Aircraft Configuration Schema
  • The development, adaptation and verification of disciplinary performance models for airframe and powertrain/airframe integration to be used within the multidisciplinary design and optimisation phase (WP5) as well as in the LAQN sensitivity analysis.


Work package WP4 – Models for airport LAQN performance and operations


The main objectives of WP4 are: 

  • The provision of current status of relevant traffic demand, relevant flight operations at representative airports and how these transform into environmental impact, both in terms of emissions and noise

  • Interfacing of existing standard-defining airport operation with advanced performance and operations models developed for conceptual and non-conventional aircraft

  • The characterisation of the existing relevant operational and environmental framework for its use on the nonconventional DHEP-LARW aircraft

  • Outlining future airport scenarios including future flight operations for greener aviation.


Work package WP5 – Airframe-propulsion optimal integration under uncertainty


The main objectives of WP5 are: 
  • To characterise TRL induced uncertainties on key technologies and formulate a model to be integrated into the MDOI cycle and adapt state-of-the-art uncertainty quantification methods to INDIGO's objectives;
  • To explore and assess the noise mitigation technologies in relation to the airframe-propulsion integra-tion process deemed to enhance silent operations;
  • To define a framework for robust multidisciplinary and multi-fidelity optimisation and set up the multi-disciplinary optimisation problem;
  • To execute an MDOI exercise to identify a Pareto-front of configurations from which to select the most promising in relation to the intended airport operations based on electric mode.


Work package WP6 – LAQN improvement from DHEP-LARW technology development


The main objectives of WP6 are: 

  • To enhance predictive capabilities of LAQN KPIs of current AOPM via data-fusion of low-/mid-fidelity and accurate solutions;

  • To generate pollutants dispersion and noise maps in selected local airport regions;

  • To quantify the margins of LAQN improvement from the adoption of a DHEP-LARW aircraft and its impact on population health


Work package WP7 – Management, dissemination, exploitation and communication


The main objectives of WP7 are: 
  • To ensure the objectives of the projects are achieved within the defined time and budget;
  • To provide financial and contractual management for the consortium;
  • To perform regular monitoring of the project, ensure the high-quality research, detect the bottlenecks and problems in early stages and lead to their resolution;
  • To establish a dissemination and communication plan and monitor its execution during the project;
  • To establish an exploitation plan and monitor the IP/exploitation activities.