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Reference Number InnUK/102252/01
Title Full-Electric Aircraft Baggage Loader
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 50%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Lyra Electronics Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 July 2015
End Date 30 June 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £535,631
Industrial Sectors
Region West Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1409_CRd_TRANS_OFFH - World Leading Off Highway Vehicles. Activity World Leading off-highway vehicles
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Lyra Electronics Limited (31.945%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Manchester (24.111%)
Project Contact , Evertek Limited (14.756%)
Project Contact , Mallaghan Engineering Limited (29.188%)
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Objectives
Abstract Using powertrain technology from automotive and motorsport applications this consortium are developing a full-electric aircraft baggage-loader. Working at airports across the world these machines traditionally use a diesel engine to power multiple drive systems; typically two hydraulic systems for vehicle control and conveyor raise/lower, and an electric system to drive the conveyor belt. The market is demanding machines with higher efficiency, reduced operating cost, and lower emissions/noise. Bringing together an established OEM, innovative SME s, and a leading UK University the consortium will demonstrate a UK-designed and built electric vehicle that carries its own (low carbon) motive power as well as the capability to drive multiple on-board and remote tools and implements. The result is UK products with an immediate route to market through the OEM s existing product lines, as well as applications in defence, mining, construction and agricultural vehicles around the world.Using powertrain technology from automotive and motorsport applications this consortium are developing a full-electric aircraft baggage-loader. Working at airports across the world these machines traditionally use a diesel engine to power multiple drive systems; typically two hydraulic systems for vehicle control and conveyor raise/lower, and an electric system to drive the conveyor belt. The market is demanding machines with higher efficiency, reduced operating cost, and lower emissions/noise. Bringing together an established OEM, innovative SME s, and a leading UK University the consortium will demonstrate a UK-designed and built electric vehicle that carries its own (low carbon) motive power as well as the capability to drive multiple on-board and remote tools and implements. The result is UK products with an immediate route to market through the OEM s existing product lines, as well as applications in defence, mining, construction and agricultural vehicles around the world.Using powertrain technology from automotive and motorsport applications this consortium are developing a full-electric aircraft baggage-loader. Working at airports across the world these machines traditionally use a diesel engine to power multiple drive systems; typically two hydraulic systems for vehicle control and conveyor raise/lower, and an electric system to drive the conveyor belt. The market is demanding machines with higher efficiency, reduced operating cost, and lower emissions/noise. Bringing together an established OEM, innovative SME s, and a leading UK University the consortium will demonstrate a UK-designed and built electric vehicle that carries its own (low carbon) motive power as well as the capability to drive multiple on-board and remote tools and implements. The result is UK products with an immediate route to market through the OEM s existing product lines, as well as applications in defence, mining, construction and agricultural vehicles around the world.Using powertrain technology from automotive and motorsport applications this consortium are developing a full-electric aircraft baggage-loader. Working at airports across the world these machines traditionally use a diesel engine to power multiple drive systems; typically two hydraulic systems for vehicle control and conveyor raise/lower, and an electric system to drive the conveyor belt. The market is demanding machines with higher efficiency, reduced operating cost, and lower emissions/noise. Bringing together an established OEM, innovative SME s, and a leading UK University the consortium will demonstrate a UK-designed and built electric vehicle that carries its own (low carbon) motive power as well as the capability to drive multiple on-board and remote tools and implements. The result is UK products with an immediate route to market through the OEM s existing product lines, as well as applications in defence, mining, construction and agricultural vehicles around the world.
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