Onera (Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales) is the French national aerospace research center. It is a public research establishment, with eight major facilities in France and about 2,000 employees, including 1,500 scientists, engineers and technicians.
The research carried out at Onera results in computation codes, methods, tools, technologies, materials and other products and services which are used to design and manufacture everything to do with aerospace. All of this research is keyed to applications. Whether the research has short, medium or long-term goals, it is designed to support the competitiveness and creativity of the aerospace and defense industries.
Regarding high speed systems, ONERA has been accompanying MBDA since decades in the development of ramjet missiles. ONERA is currently leading with MBDA the LEA flight test program. Formerly, ONERA was involved in the HISAC EC Program on supersonic transport and in the French-Japanese collaboration on supersonic transport. It is now involved within ATLLAS I/II and LAPCAT II and HEXAFLY EC Programs, and in the French ZEHST Program (Zero Emission High Speed Transport).
Contribution to HIKARI
ONERA participates to WP2 Conceptual guidelines and common experimentation plan elaboration. This central tasks involves nine partners in the project and interfaces with all of the other work package as well on strategic as on technical level.
ONERA is also the work package leader of WP4 about fuels and environmental impact of high speed flight. This workpackage also involves five European and Japanese partners (EADS IW, DLR, CNRS, JAXA, and University of Tokyo). In addition to the coordination of the WP4, ONERA will also contribute to it by providing scenarios of emission distribution worldwide for future high speed aircraft fleet, and perform a specific study on contrails formation at high altitude.
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