The primary objective of iSPACE (innovative
Systems for Personalised
Aircraft Cabin Environment)
is to provide a step-change in passenger comfort during flight by
manufacturers and the supplier industry with the knowledge and
innovations needed to address the individualisation of passenger cabin
environment. This will be achieved by the scientific and technological
objectives of iSPACE:
1. Develop concepts for individualisation of passenger cabin
and prove its general feasibility.
2. Develop and prove emerging step-change technologies for
individualisation of passenger cabin environment.
3. Provide simulation
tools for individualised cabin environment and give recommendations for
existing and future commercial aircraft.
The main goal of iSPACE is to close existing technological gaps to
achieve an enhanced cabin environment and passenger comfort with regard
to temperature, humidity, ventilation and well-being by controlling the
individual’s climate. Therefore, concepts and technologies
developed and their proof of principle will be shown by simulation as
well as hardware models in a most realistic test environment (including
low cabin pressure). iSPACE will focus on the personal environment of
cabin occupants. Concepts and systems will be developed for a
revolution of the generation and control of the individual climate. The
focus will be on generating and controlling an individual climate at
seat level in interaction with ceiling, floor and wall, by controlling
air temperature, airflow and air humidity.
Figure: Personal environment of a single
occupant (top and front view at seat level).