TAUPE is a collaborative research project co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It addresses the aeronautic sector and is composed of 17 partners from 6 European countries. The project lasts 3,5 years (September 2008 ? February 2012), is led by Safran Engineering Services (Labinal, SAFRAN Group) and has a budget of 5.5M?. The project aims to simplify the electrical architecture of aircraft and to reduce the length and mass of cabling by introducing PLC (PowerLine Communication) or PoD (Power over Data) technologies inside the aircraft. Both technologies essentially aim to supply power and data over the same cable. The TAUPE results will address the ACARE SRA, particularly concerning: - weight reduction - easy and cost effective installation and retrofit - cost effective maintenance The presentation will introduce the project, highlight the issues raised by the implementation of such technologies in the aircraft environment, show the scientific approach considered in the project and the results obtained so far.
PresenterSebastien Kim, Safran Engineering Services