Grant of $ 481,823

Mecanum Inc. is proud to announce a $ 481,823 research grant from the Department of Economics, Science and Innovation (MESI) under the Research Support Program, component: Support for International Research and Innovation Initiatives (PSR-SIIRI). The goal is to increase the acoustic insulation of plane fuselage.

This project aims the development and validation of a new acoustic insulation technology for aerospace applications based on the Acoustic Insulation Metamaterials (AIMM) concept. This technology will be integrated into the design of current thermoacoustic insulations and will be adjustable in relation to tonal and broadband noise to be attenuated.
This grant supports our collaborative initiative with other Canadian and German partners. In particular, it will fund internal and external research by our Canadian university partners (Université de Sherbrooke and École de technologie supérieure).

For details, consult the project website:

Project Leaders


  • Name: Dr.-Ing. Raymond Panneton
  • Role: Vice-président
  • Company: Mecanum Inc.
  • Address: 2444 rue Bonin | Sherbrooke (Qc) J1K 1C4 | Canada
  • Email:
  • Phone: + 1 (819) 346-5666


  • Name: Dr.-Ing. Kay Kochan
  • Role: TD5 Acoustic and Vibration
  • Company: ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research
  • Address: Hein-Saß-Weg | 2221129 Hamburg | Allemagne
  • Email:
  • Phone: + 49 (0) 40 248 595 122

Partners (Canada and Germany)

  • ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research (Germany)
  • Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)
  • Conseil national de recherches du Canada
  • École de technologie supérieure (Canada)
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • 3M Canada
  • Hutchinson Aerospace GmbH (Germany)
  • Airbus Operations GmbH (Germany)

Sincere Thanks to our Canadian Granting Agencies!

Designed Solutions

Solution #1: Helmhotz Resonators Embedded in a Classical Thermo-Acoustic Insulation

Solution #2: Insertion of a Microperforated 3M Film (APF) in the Thermo-Acoustic Insulation

Solution #3: Insertion of a Light Panel With Helmhotz Resonators Between the Exterior Skin of the Plane and the Insulation

Awarded Most Promising Invention, ETS Gala of Excellence, Declaration of invention : ‘Multifunctional aircraft lining system’#VAL232, o9/2018.

Solution #4: Coupling of an Insulating Material to a Plastic Film on Which is Arranged a Network of Weights