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HiTEAS Report Summary

Project reference: 632614
Funded under: FP7-JTI

Periodic Report Summary 1 - HITEAS (High Temperature Energy Autonomous System)

Project Context and Objectives:
The SAGE2 Demonstration Project aims at designing, manufacturing & testing a Counter-Rotating Open-Rotor Demonstrator. Monitoring such engines requires new technologies, new kind of surveillance and then new sensors. The aim of HiTEAS project is to build wireless sensors prototypes adapted to aircraft engines and to demonstrate their ability to work in this harsh environment.

Project Results:
Two types of sensor nodes are developed in HiTEAS, one is dedicated to static environment and the other one to rotating environment. For both usages, sensor nodes communicate with a reader by RFID ISO18000-63 protocol. Sensor data are sent to the reader as soon as the acquisition starts.
For static environment usage, the sensor node is associated with a pressure sensing element and harvests energy from the air flow: it is able to power its electronics with an air flow as low as 3m/s. For rotating environment scenario, the sensor node is connected to a strain gauge and is battery powered.
In the first period of the project the full acquisition chain, including sensor nodes and reader, has been specified. All elements have been designed and are under fabrication. HiTEAS’ static demonstrator will be available for mounting on SAGE2 engine, rotating demonstrator will be tested on a rotating test tool.

Potential Impact:
The targeted impact is to propose high temperature energy autonomous measurement solution available for aeronautic applications but also for industrial or automotive applications.
Distributed wireless sensor applications for continuous state and health monitoring of aircraft systems and structures, e.g. autonomous strain measurement wireless networks, are considered a very promising approach to enable new engine maintenance services. In contrast to the current maintenance schemes, which involve disassembly of parts or the whole engine on a scheduled base, the continuous monitoring of systems and structures will provide the necessary data for on-demand maintenance. This is one of the main drivers for the development of aircraft wireless sensor network applications since maintenance is - after fuel - the major cost driver for aircraft operation, and thus core to any aircraft/engine manufacturer.
Predictive maintenance would greatly reduce the efforts and costs for engine operation by minimizing the on ground times of aircrafts and thus maximizing their effective in flight time (flying = revenue). Additionally, the continuous monitoring enables new service business opportunities for the engine manufacturers, suppliers and operators.

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Chavanon, Véronique (R&D Funding Manager)
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Record Number: 183271 / Last updated on: 2016-05-23
Information source: SESAM