DEVELOPMENT OF NANO-ENABLED FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTICS

    Customer: ESA/ESTEC

    The objective of this activity is to contribute in understanding the nanotechnology impact and expectations for use in FRP for structural applications. This study shall define potential routes for the transfer of research results to neFRP products relevant to space application and analyse and/or testing new working approaches and methodologies.

    STUDY ON STRATEGIES TOWARDS THE USE OF NANO-ENABLED FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTICS IN SPACE

    Customer: ESA/ESTEC

    A technology gap has been identified between available nano-integration routes and already established FRP processing and manufacturing technologies to reach a seamless integration of nanotechnologies in production units. The focus is set on the technology gap in materials technologies for structural neFRP. The activity aims to bridge the aforementioned gap towards the manufacturing of advanced space hardware made of composite materials that utilize the advantages of nanotechnology to cover emerging performance needs.