Electric motor spin into space
ESA Programme / Project: 4000111083/14/NL/CBI
EMSIS is a project, under the Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme (AO/1-7557/) through which Icpe was awarded a contract with ESA for evaluating the suitability of its electric motors for the space sector. The probability of being selected as a supplier for space applications is strongly dependent on the maturity of the products or services being procured.
The market of actuators for the space sector covers a wide range of products and there is a clear need for such mechanism in the industry. Icpe, as a well-established manufacturer of electric motors at an international level, is in a position of entering this new market with minimal adjustments of its manufacturing technology since its portfolio already serves a wide range of applications in aeronautics and defense, fields with similar technological and product/quality assurance requirements. Additionally, there is a great potential of opening further markets by migrating the newly developed technology to other products like speed transducers, linear output transducers, resolvers etc.
EMSIS address this issue by spinning-in existing electric motor technology from the defense and aviation sector into the space domain.