Speeding innovation for industry
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The aeronautics industry is under pressure to reduce its environmental footprint while continuing to meet the most stringent safety requirements. And safety standards are getting tougher, creating new certifications that aircraft builders and parts manufacturers must obtain to get their products approved.
CEA Tech is helping aeronautics- and space-industry companies rise to these challenges by developing real-time diagnostics technologies from embedded sensors to structural health monitoring systems, rounded out by extensive know-how in software security.
CEA Tech is also making advances for more energy-efficient on-board systems and more fuel-efficient combustion in aircraft engines. Specifically, CEA Tech’s materials R&D is helping make aircraft structures and assemblies lighter in weight.
Aeronautics-industry leaders like Safran and Airbus turn to CEA Tech for their R&D needs.
Increasingly, additive manufacturing techniques are the choice for producing parts with very complex shapes. A new quality control process was recently developed to ensure that these parts are free from defects while they are being manufactured.
Kalray, which completed its IPO last year, recently signed a distribution contract that will bring its intensive computing solutions for artificial intelligence to the rapidly-growing Chinese market
By inaugurating the first industrial production line for heterojunction PV cells at its Catania plant, ENEL Green Power has just given a strong signal for the future of this technology.
Industrial-sized batches of silicon heterojunction solar cells with yields of 24% were recently manufactured at high throughput. Some cells set a yield record of 24.25%. The test runs mark a new step forward toward readying this promising technology for manufacturing.
A test bench for high-power PEMFCs is now up and running at Liten, a CEA Tech institute. The test bench can characterize stacks up to 100 kW.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.