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GENERAZIONE E - Development of technologies for advanced generation of space transport systems

Obiettivo

GENERAZIONE E implements industrial research and experimental development activities dedicated to the development of technologies for advanced generation of space transport systems, in particular it is planned to:

  • Design and implement models for predicting the in-flight performance of liquid propellant space thrusters (validation with small and large-scale ground tests).

  • To devise advanced methods and tools for the thermo-ablative characterization of materials for combustion chambers of solid and liquid propellant space thrusters.

  • Design and build a prototype (for ground tests) of a device for reducing acoustic noise generated by a supersonic jet of a liquid propulsion system and of a device for reducing chemical emissions generated by a supersonic jet of a solid propellant engine.

  • Design and implement integrated temperature and deformation sensors in the internal thermal protections of combustion chambers and nozzles.

  • Design and implement non-intrusive devices for measuring the regression rate of thermal protections and the thermo-fluid-dynamic and chemical properties of the single and two-phase jets of space thrusters.

These systems, once implemented on the ground test benches of solid and liquid propellant engines, will lead to a significant improvement and enhancement of the development and manufacturing capabilities of solid and liquid propellant thrusters for space applications.

These solid and liquid thrusters will then be adapted for the future generation of European launchers including Ariane 6 (which from 2020 will gradually replace the Ariane 5 launcher) and the Vega E launcher, the most advanced version of the Vega LV and Vega C launchers (operational from 2024).



Attività nel progetto CIRA

​CIRA's contribution to GENERAZIONE E project relates to:  

  • OR1.1: Steady and transient performance analysis models for liquid space thrusters

  • OR2.1: Development of thermo-ablative characterization methods through Supersonic Torches

  • OR2.2: High temperature thermo-mechanical characterization methods

  • OR2.4: Concept, development and validation of thermo-ablative prediction models

  • OR3.2: Design, development and realization of a prototype and small-scale test for a supersonic jet emission abatement device produced by composite solid propellant engines (supersonic scrubber)

  • OR4.1: Concept, development and implementation of integrated sensors for measuring temperature and deformations in thermal protections

  • OR4.2: Concept, development and implementation of non-intrusive devices for measuring the regression rate in thermal protections 



Programma

​Project co-financed on the PON "R&I" 2014-2020-Directorial Decree No. 1735 of 13 July 2017. Notice for the presentation of industrial research and experimental development projects in the 12 areas of specialization identified by the NRP 2015-2020 - Area of Specialization "Aerospace"​



  • data inizio: Monday, December 2, 2019
  • durata: 30.00
Friday, January 10, 2020
213
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
GENERAZIONE E
Space - Technology Integration and Flight Demostrators
Propulsion for spatial applications, Emissions Pollution, Combustion

 

 

GENERAZIONE E - Development of technologies for advanced generation of space transport systems<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Generazione%20E.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/space-propellers/generazione-e/GENERAZIONE E - Development of technologies for advanced generation of space transport systemsGENERAZIONE E - Development of technologies for advanced generation of space transport systems<p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;">GENERAZIONE E implements industrial research and experimental development activities dedicated to the development of technologies for advanced generation of space transport systems, in particular it is planned to:</p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><p>Design and implement models for predicting the in-flight performance of liquid propellant space thrusters (validation with small and large-scale ground tests).<br></p></li><li><p>To devise advanced methods and tools for the thermo-ablative characterization of materials for combustion chambers of solid and liquid propellant space thrusters.</p></li><li><p>Design and build a prototype (for ground tests) of a device for reducing acoustic noise generated by a supersonic jet of a liquid propulsion system and of a device for reducing chemical emissions generated by a supersonic jet of a solid propellant engine.</p></li><li><p>Design and implement integrated temperature and deformation sensors in the internal thermal protections of combustion chambers and nozzles.</p></li><li><p>Design and implement non-intrusive devices for measuring the regression rate of thermal protections and the thermo-fluid-dynamic and chemical properties of the single and two-phase jets of space thrusters.</p></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">These systems, once implemented on the ground test benches of solid and liquid propellant engines, will lead to a significant improvement and enhancement of the development and manufacturing capabilities of solid and liquid propellant thrusters for space applications.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">These solid and liquid thrusters will then be adapted for the future generation of European launchers including Ariane 6 (which from 2020 will gradually replace the Ariane 5 launcher) and the Vega E launcher, the most advanced version of the Vega LV and Vega C launchers (operational from 2024).<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<br></p><div><p><br></p></div><p>​Project co-financed on the PON "R&I" 2014-2020-Directorial Decree No. 1735 of 13 July 2017. Notice for the presentation of industrial research and experimental development projects in the 12 areas of specialization identified by the NRP 2015-2020 - Area of Specialization "Aerospace"​</p><p><br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​CIRA's contribution to GENERAZIONE E project relates to:  </p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><p>OR1.1: Steady and transient performance analysis models for liquid space thrusters</p></li><li><p>OR2.1: Development of thermo-ablative characterization methods through Supersonic Torches</p></li><li><p>OR2.2: High temperature thermo-mechanical characterization methods</p></li><li><p>OR2.4: Concept, development and validation of thermo-ablative prediction models</p></li><li><p>OR3.2: Design, development and realization of a prototype and small-scale test for a supersonic jet emission abatement device produced by composite solid propellant engines (supersonic scrubber)</p></li><li><p>OR4.1: Concept, development and implementation of integrated sensors for measuring temperature and deformations in thermal protections</p></li><li><p>OR4.2: Concept, development and implementation of non-intrusive devices for measuring the regression rate in thermal protections <br></p></li></ul><p><br><br></p>2019-12-01T23:00:00Z30.0000000000000

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GENERAZIONE E, firing test of Supersonic Scrubber<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/scrubber%20supersonico%20test%20a%20fuoco.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/space-propellers/generazione-e/generazione-e-test-a-fuoco-per-lo-scrubber-supersonico/GENERAZIONE E, firing test of Supersonic ScrubberGENERAZIONE E, firing test of Supersonic ScrubberOn July 12 at the AVIO Colleferro (Rome) 3C test complex, it has been successfully performed the firing test of the supersonic scrubber, a particular device for reducing the chemical emissions of the supersonic jet produced by solid propellant rocket engines2022-07-20T22:00:00Z