FLIGHT-EMA (E-RUDDER)Project reference: 323318
Funded under :
Advanced Flight control system – Design Development and Manufacturing of an Electro Mechanical Actuator with associated Electronic Control Unit and Dedicated test Bench
Total cost:EUR 1 151 041
EU contribution:EUR 730 613,5
Topic(s):JTI-CS-2012-1-GRA-03-009 - Advanced Flight Control System – Design, development and manufacturing of EMA with associated ECU and dedicated test bench
Call for proposal:SP1-JTI-CS-2012-01See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky
The FLIGHT-EMAFLIGHT-EMA project will design, develop, manufacture, tune and validate an innovative and smart Electro-Mechanical Flight Control system primary Actuator focused towards the study and validation of a future oil less Power by Wire aircraft. FLIGHT-EMA actuator will be based on a modular and efficient approach that will integrate easily exchangeable electric and mechanical components with sensors and control strategies that will allow automatic and autonomous safety control.
The FLIGHT-EMA Electro-Mechanical Actuator will include its dedicated Electronic Control Unit, a Built In Test equipment to detect potential failures and a disable device to guarantee compatibility with emergency actuation. Different configurations will be studied and evaluated to determine the optimum system architecture from a technical point of view. Volume, mass, electrical consumption, power to mass ratio, reliability, durability and safety are concepts that will drive the development.
The FLIGHT-EMA system will be tested and validated at several stages: Virtual validation at model level and finally actual experimental validations of the complete system through both on-ground and in-flight test campaigns. These sequential and complementary validations will assure thus a reliable, safe and efficient performance of the prototype and will provide data for a deep concept evaluation.
For this validation purpose, the FLIGHT-EMA project will also design, manufacture and tune a Test Rig for FLIGHT-EMA Electro-Mechanical Actuator validation. FLIGHT-EMA Test Rig will allow installation both in Copper Bird® and in the ATR (Avions de Transport Regional) passenger cabin. The test bench will also include its own control system, inertia load simulation of the Rudder flight control surface involved weight and counter-load actuator with its hydraulic and electric power supply systems.
EU contribution: EUR 263 584,5
AVENIDA JOHN LENNON 4
28906 MADRID (GETAFE)
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EU contribution: EUR 354 637
PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE BIZKAIA C GELDO EDIFICIO 700
48160 DERIO BIZKAIA
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EU contribution: EUR 112 392
POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL AEROPOLIS, CALLE JUAN OLIVERT 24
41309 SAN JOSE DE LA RINCONADA (SEVILLA)