The Ampere project is a business aircraft fitted with distributed electrical propulsion designed by ONERA

The objectives are :

  • Monter en maturité de la technologie de propulsion distribuée électrique;

  • To assess the feasibility and explore potential of all electric aircraft;
  • To anticipate the major evolutions and disruptive concepts.

The key technologies are :

  • A distributed propulsion;
  • Command and control through the association of multi-motors and control surfaces;
  • Modular architecture and in-flight reconfiguration capabilities of the overall electric propulsion system.

Ce projet est mené par l’ONERA sous financement CARNOT

Aviation Design was contacted to produce a wind tunnel model.

  • Large size and light weight wind tunnel model scale 1/5;
  • Model powered by 32 electric ducted fans;
  • Model fitted with control surfaces and actuators;
  • Molds milled by CNC in high density resin;
  • Model fully molded in carbon fiber.

Tests were performed in the ONERA Lille L2 wind tunnel.