BeanAir and Astrium, Europe's number one in the space industry, have just finalised a research and development partnership for the development of wireless sensors as part of the Avionics X project (the avionics research programme for future space launchers).
This partnership expands and strengthens a collaboration already started under the SAHARA2 project, which has been developed by the Astech competitiveness cluster (aeronautics and space). This project, funded in part by the IAP (Future Investment Plan) will enable BeanAir to develop a new wireless sensor technology that will meet the reliability, miniaturization and determinism requirements demanded by the space industry.
"We need to start from the blank sheet to specify a new generation of smart and innovative wireless sensors while ensuring the sustainability of this technology over decades," said Damon PARSY, CEO of BeanAir.
"This cooperation with an innovative SME is totally part of the Astrium procurement policy" according to Didier GIGNAC, Project Supply Manager of the Avionique X programme for Astrium.
"We are delighted with this collaboration between BeanAir and Astrium. It testifies that, in addition to the collaborative projects initiated and labelled within the framework of the competitiveness cluster, a lasting and trusting relationship is established between the partners. The real success of the competitiveness clusters is to have allowed companies that did not know each other to come closer and sustain their relations," stresses Sebastien Courrech, Managing Director of the Astech Paris-Region Aerospace Competitiveness Hub.
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