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AUTOMATED THERMOGRAPHIC INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR THE INSPECTION OF AERONAUTIC WELDINGS

Project description

A hot new automated inspection technology will lift the aerospace sector to new heights

Aircraft maintenance is fundamental to sustained airworthiness. It is also extremely time-consuming and costly. Aircraft inspection and maintenance generally follow a programmed periodic schedule, with many tasks largely still done manually. The EU-funded AUTHENTIC project will develop a fully automated system exploiting thermography for the inspection of the welding joints of aircraft. Thermography involves heating a surface and observing how the temperature distribution decays with time using an infrared camera. The technology will support not only detection but characterisation and localisation of structural defects and damage, enhancing accuracy while reducing time and cost.

Coordinator

LORTEK S COOP
Net EU contribution
€ 309 475,00
Address
Arranomendia Kalea 4 A
20240 Ordizia
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 140 000,00
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EDEVIS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 139 912,50
Address
Handwerkstrasse 55
70565 Stuttgart

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 59 962,50
HOGSKOLAN VAST
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 110 000,00
Address
Hogskolan Vast
461 86 Trollhattan

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00