On January 18 and 19, the general meeting corresponding to month 07 of the project was held at the School of Engineering of the University of the Basque Country (UPV) in San Sebastián.
In addition to sharing the general considerations of the course of the project with all the Partners of the consortium, a summary of the work carried out in WP1, aimed to define the framework that will guide the R&D work in the following work packages, by identifying the aerospace industry requirements, considering both technology and business perspectives was made, concluding it successfully.
Subsequently, the meeting focused on the development of the sensor system, included in the WP2 led by the research center of Sweden, RISE. Interesting discussions were held that bring us closer to the complete definition of the sensor and the portable reading system. A significant progress was made regarding the characterization of the materials to develop the necessary simulations and calibrations. The next working lines to follow in the developments were established.
The incorporation of sensors based on ferromagnetic microwires to NCFs was another topic of discussion, defining the imminent tasks to sensorize the reinforcement fabric. Likewise, the initial tasks focused on the validation of future sensorized aeronautical structures were shared.
Aspects related to the dissemination and exploitation of results and management of the project were also addressed during the meeting. Communication channels and promotion tools such as the press release, scientific poster, a brochure and a short power point presentation have been developed and shared with the consortium. All these public material has been upload to the already launched webpage that will be the main communication tool for the dissemination of the project. Finally, the consortium was informed about the social channels setup for the project that are the best complement to promote the website content.
This productive meeting ended with a visit to the facilities of the magnetism group of the UPV, focusing mainly on the activities related to the development of INFINITE. The attendants visited also TAMAG facilities, where they witnessed the microwire production process at work.