Thales Avionics Electrical Systems is one of the world-leading suppliers of electrical systems with innovative solutions for commercial, military aircrafts and business jets. OASIS outcome will be an opportunity to promote new technologies on the next generation of aircraft platforms. The partnership between Thales and OASIS service providers aims at developing a new casing solution for avionic battery packs that is lighter and safer, with 2 axes of improvement:
- Addition of suitable nanomaterials to improve thermal and mechanical properties, contain thermal runaway and reduce weight structure.
- Integration of a network of non-intrusive printed sensors in the casing structure providing multiple information to prevent thermal runaway: Temperature, pressure or acoustic emission.
Results are meeting Thales expectations as they had direct access to the most relevant, reliable and advanced solutions for the development of a safer lithium-battery pack for avionic applications. Thales also had the possibility to evaluate/benchmark different new nano-enabled composites and other smart material technologies and advanced processes for high-productivity/high performance systems and parts.
You can read more about the results of this Showcase here – Showcase#4 App note.