UTRC Ireland leads Clean Sky 2 contract

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited (UTRC Ireland), the European research hub of United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), said it is the lead in the MISSION project under the European Union´s Clean Sky 2 program.

UTRC serves as the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

MISSION, an EUR11.2 million program, funds the development of new, integrated modelling, simulation and optimization tools to incorporate Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in all stages of aircraft design and development. The project´s results will lead to a common modelling and simulation framework for applications in various technology developments within the Clean Sky 2 Systems Integrated Technology Demonstrator (ITD), and will support the integration and demonstration of such technologies through virtual tests. The Systems ITD, led by Liebherr and Thales, is developing and building highly integrated, high TRL demonstrators across major aircraft systems.

Collaborating with UTRC Ireland in the program are: UTRC´s Advanced Laboratory for Embedded Systems Srl (ALES) in Rome, Italy; UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS); and German companies dSPACE and ITI.

Located in Cork, Ireland, United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited (UTRC Ireland) was founded in 2010 as the European research hub of UTRC. Currently, the research facility employs more than 50 researchers and scientists focused on advancing United Technologies Corp. capabilities in building and industrial systems through research and development of underlying technical fields. The new addition of a Centre of Excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems for Aerospace will equip UTRC Ireland to lead cutting-edge advancements in aircraft systems.

Founded in 1929, United Technologies Research Center has contributed to the creation of some of the world´s most significant scientific advances in aerospace and building systems. Among them are such innovations as vectored thrust control, high-power industrial lasers and computational modeling of airfoils. UTRC, which has won multiple R&D 100 awards for innovation excellence, is often recognized by industry leaders for its game-changing technologies.

UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with additional operations at its affiliate in Berkeley, California, and its subsidiaries in Shanghai, China; Rome, Italy; and Cork, Ireland.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the global building and aerospace industries.