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Demonstration of ANemometry InstrumEnt based on LAser

Objective

The availability of highly integrated laser and optics technology offer the prospect of increased aircraft Air Data System robustness in adverse conditions. Indeed, although critical, the system is subject to hailstone, icing, corrosion, bird collision, passenger stairs mishandling. Thus the optics technology offers the capability to improve the operational capacity and safety of the air transport system. DANIELA aims to carry out research and development as well as technology maturity improvement to prepare the installation on new airliners of a fully non intrusive Optical Air Data System (OADS). Thus DANIELA will: - validate the capability of the system to measure the parameters in all flight conditions : DANIELA will address the main issues coming from the use of signal back scattering instead of well known pressure measures. Atmosphere particle dissemination studies will be performed, and OADS system will be evaluated in a worst case ie high altitude un polar conditions. - investigate and mature dedicated technology : improvement in laser sources and optical functions integration glasses are the key technology to reach commercial air transport requirements and insure an European source for optical ADS, along with dedicated signal processing schemes. Resistance of side mounted OADS glasses to dust, ice or sand as well as any atmospheric erosion will be evaluated during representative test in wind tunnel. - evaluate new temperature measurement principle that allow replacement of the intrusive TAT probe. Future generation airliner studies have already set the main driver for a competitive aircraft. DANIELA aims to push integration a step beyond NESLIE demonstrator to fully validate the OADS concept with regards to future commercial air transport needs. The output of the project will be validated technology that enable the introduction of OADS in future airliners (around 2015) and secure the certification process of such aircraft.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS
Address
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 847 971
Administrative Contact
Thierry Filloux (Mr.)

Participants (7)

THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 297 327
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Prevotat (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 444 694
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Lindemann (Mr.)
XENICS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 292 532
Address
Ambachtenlaan 44
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bob Grietens (Mr.)
TEEM PHOTONICS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 848 435
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 61
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denis Barbier (Dr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 084 500
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
M Verbeek (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 986
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Hammond (Dr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 555
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)