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eBOS participates in Horizon Europe CAELESTIS kick-off project meeting

The kick-off meeting of CAELESTIS (Hyperconnected simulation ecosystem supporting the probabilistic design and predictive manufacturing of next-generation aircraft structures) project was held on the 9th and 10th of May, 2022 in O Porriño, Spain. In total, 19 persons from 12 consortium partners, from 7 EU member states (Spain, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, and Cyprus) joined the meeting either physically or virtually through teleconference.

eBOS was represented at the meeting by Mr. Christos Skoufis (R&D/R&I Senior Project Manager, Chief Information Security Officer) and Ms. Giota Lilli (R&D Project Manager).

CAELESTIS is a 42-month R&D project, with a budget of €5,956,880, aiming at developing a hyperconnected simulation ecosystem to support the probabilistic design and predictive manufacturing of next-generation aircraft structures. The project focuses on reducing CO2 emissions, cost, risk and time for future aircraft development. The project’s objectives are to:

  • Develop a digital thread across the value chain linking the design, simulation, production engineering and manufacturing of next-generation airframe and engine structures;
  • Develop model-based product and manufacturing digital twins, supporting virtual prototyping of next-generation aerostructures by linking and managing design and manufacturing uncertainties;
  • Develop advanced HPC-data analytics that supports the design and manufacturing engineering;
  • Develop smart manufacturing strategies to identify and reduce in real-time the impact of defects across the manufacturing chain;
  • Foster the uptake of the CAELESTIS virtual prototyping ecosystem across the EU aeronautics industry to boost innovation for the future aircraft with a Multi-Actor Approach.

During the 2-day meeting, the consortium partners discussed the implementation schedule and the collaborative work for the development and exploitation of the CAELESTIS Interoperable Simulation Ecosystem (ISE), to effectively allow the dataflow across the aircraft value chain, linking product design and manufacturing. In addition, they also discussed the roles and responsibilities of each respective body in the project and defined the next actions and activities as indicated in the planned timeline.

eBOS’s main contribution to the project, given their expertise as a software powerhouse, is to conduct in-depth research and development work related to cybersecurity considerations analysis and recommendations, software interoperability with CAELESTIS digital thread, and their integration with the CAELESTIS ISE.

The CAELESTIS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2021 research and innovation programme, under Grant Agreement No.101056886.