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TsAGI Presents WCRC ‘Supersonic’ at TECHNOPROM 2021 Forum

7 September 2021

Aleksandr Medvedsky, First Deputy General Director of TsAGI (a part of NRC “Zhukovsky Institute”) participated in a round table titled “World-class research centers: from Industry 4.0 to Society 5.0”. The event was held in Novosibirsk within TECHNOPROM 2021, the VIII International Forum of Technological Development.

The report coauthored by Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Professor Aleksandr Medvedsky and Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, WCRC Deputy Head, Head for TsAGI Advanced Development, Yelena Pudalova dealt with challenges and new perspectives of the WCRC ‘Supersonic’.

The report included target parameters of the WCRC’s long-term development strategy, and the current program for establishing and developing the WCRC up to 2025. A new-generation supersonic aircraft is essentially different from the current one by its minimal environmental footprint. Tackling these challenges requires searching, elaborating and cross-disciplinary processing of revolutionary technological solutions and technologies related to aerodynamic configuration, propulsion, structural layout, and control system, which entails fundamental research in these areas.

During this period, TsAGI and WCRC ‘Supersonic’ Consortium organizations need to solve profound research tasks; to hold a number of important events, workshops and conferences; to elaborate education programs; to train young researchers; etc.

‘For Russia, developing a supersonic aircraft capable of long-range freights is one of the most important tasks. This is why TsAGI initiated the establishment of the WCRC ‘Supersonic’. A joint team of industrial specialists, academicians and university representatives will implement the program of WCRC establishment and development; it will form the research and infrastructure basis for fundamental supersonic research,’ said A. Medvedsky.

‘While coordinating the WCRC ‘Supersonic’, TsAGI has been developing the information platform which includes all the WCRC organizations. This system does not only allow for reporting on WCRC ‘Supersonic’ activities—it also represents a tool for coordinating the partners’ work,’ said Ye. Pudalova.

Devoted to the Year of Science and Technologies, TECHNOPROM 2021 became the country’s key platform providing dialogue between science, business and state—the main participants of the innovative system. The forum gathered scientists, engineers, inventors; heads of science cities and innovative centers; experts, businesspeople, investors; heads of major companies, enterprises, state corporations, federal and regional authorities. 20 countries participated in the forum, including China, France, Kazakhstan, Germany, South Korea, Belarus, and Uzbekistan.

The event was organized by Novosibirsk Regional Government and Siberian Branch of the RAS, supported by Russian Government, the RAS, Office of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Siberian Federal District, etc.

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