Thursday, 10th March 2011
Aerospace Sensor Technologies:
Ensuring Nanoscale Manufacturing Integrity
10th March 2011, BAWA Conference Centre, Bristol
The UK has the largest aerospace industry outside of the USA, with an annual turnover of £22bn and a supply chain supporting in excess of 276,000 jobs. It can genuinely be called a UK manufacturing success story!
Micro and nano scale sensor technologies provide the aerospace industry with opportunities to benefit from materials with new, improved properties tailored to meet its future commercial, legislative and safety challenges.
The major technology challenges for the aerospace industry are rooted in its further globalisation:
Air traffic is anticipated to increase as emerging countries continue to strengthen their manufacturing economies and their populations benefit from the resultant wealth generation. Structural Health Monitoring programmes build in-situ sensor systems, analogous to the human nervous system (bio mimicry), to recognise any compromise in areas of critical structural integrity.
Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) allow turbines to perform safely and reliably at higher, more fuel efficient temperatures. Ongoing development of multi-functional sensor coatings that achieve the dual requirements of higher turbine efficiency and lower gaseous emissions, and the monitoring of temperature, erosion and phase changes, are projected to reduce maintenance costs and improve safety standards.
There is an ongoing requirement for more sophisticated security measures to counter the pervasive threat of terrorism. Sensors to enhance safety and security are required to prevent an attack being initiated. Nano wire sensors are extremely sensitive to small changes in electro-chemical potential, making them ideal for the early detection of different gases (from explosives) and biological/chemical toxins.
This unique 1-day event, co-hosted by the NanoKTN, will highlight the solutions to key challenges facing the development of novel, integrated sensor technology by the aerospace industry. Manufacturers from within the aerospace supply chain (and those that aspire to join it) and instrumentation and process equipment companies will benefit from the high quality presentations and networking opportunities in this important and rapidly expanding area of aviation design.
To register for this event, please contact Natasha Taylor at email@example.com
The cost to register for the event is just £145 + VAT. Please note: a discounted rate of £95 + VAT will be charged to members of CEMMNT, NanoKTN and supporting organisations.
There is an opportunity for companies to exhibit at the event. The cost to exhibit is £250 + VAT and includes: 1 delegate pass, space for 3 banner stands, table for literature and/or product demonstration, A4 delegate pack insert, and company logo & 50-word profile on the event website.
To book your place to exhibit contact Natasha Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org