GARDN II Projects (2014-2019)
Integrated Electric Propulsion Systems for Aircraft
Ensure that constituent technology components for an aerospace-grade Integrated Electric Propulsion System (IEPS) are commercially available, operationally viable, meet Certification Authority requirements, and are through-life supportable in a cost effective way.
IEPS have repeatedly demonstrated themselves to be reliable and safe means of providing propulsion thrust in a wide range of environmental conditions. As the technologies required for utilizing IEPS on commercial and military aircraft mature, this research will give Canadian business entities a significant head start on the required tools and processes to design, test, operate, and maintain such systems.
This project will give involved business entities a jump on a key emerging branch of aerospace technical capability.