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Within the Airborne Systems and the Equipment Technology area there are three projects Civil Aircraft Protection Against Ice (CAPRI); Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring Research (HUM); and All Electric Aircraft Flight Control Actuation (ELAC). The CAPRI project addressed both fundamental and technical aspects of aircraft ice protection. After experimental and theoretical work on mechanics and physics of ice and water, two trial systems were developed and tested. Helicopter manufacturers, supported by engine manufacturers and operators, all collaborated in the HUM project in the field of helicopter health and usage monitoring to improve the safety of civil helicopters. The objective of the ELAC project was to demonstrate the feasibility of producing an electrically powered primary flight control actuation system, covering both electrohydrostatic actuators (EHA) and electromechanical actuators (EMA). Following the successful completion of ELAC, a new project has been set up with the aim of building up and testing realistic demonstrators of EHA and EMA systems. The notable technical successes achieved in these projects illustrate the added value of collaboration at a European level.

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Authors: DEL CORE A (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15344 EN (1996) 256pp., FS
Availability: Available from John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Baffins Lane, Chichester PO19 1UD (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-471-95148-X
Record Number: 199610457 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Original language: en
Available languages: en