SARISTU (Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures) is a level 2, large-scale integrating project which aims at achieving reductions in aircraft weight and operational costs, as well as an improvement in the flight profile specific aerodynamic performance. The project focuses on integration activities in three distinct technological areas: airfoil Conformal Morphing, self-sensing and multifunctional structures through the use of nanoreinforced resins.
Coordinated by Airbus, the SARISTU Consortium brings together 64 partners from 16 European countries. The total budget of the project is 51 M€, partially funded by the European Commission under FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1 (Grant Agreement number 284562).
Starting from September 2011, the project is expected to be completed by August 2015.