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HIgh Stability VErtical SeparaTion Altimeter instruments

Objective

The strategic objective of the project is to increase the safety in all in-flight situations, particularly low visibility situations, by improving the altimetry transducers used in Air Data Computers for aircraft applications. The project is relevant in auto pilot situations in the reduced vertical separation minima legislation of 1000ft, as well as in demanding manual flying situations such as darkness and low visibility. Used in enhanced transponder applications, the project will contribute to significantly increased reliability in altitude information for manual and automated Air Traffic Control systems. Aircraft Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems will also benefit from more accurate and reliable altitude information, which will allow the automated avoidance instructions to be more accurate and effective. HISVESTA is the next step in solving the remaining RTD challenges after the successful HASTAC project in FP6. The project will develop a new generation of altimetry module, suitable for fixed wing and rotary wing applications, which will give altitude accuracy capabilities significantly improved over those currently available today. Air Data Computer and aircraft flight testing performed in the project will demonstrate the effectiveness of the performance improvement. A key HISVESTA target is for the European avionic system industry to regain the market lead in altimetry and automatic ATC solutions as well as in altitude pressure transducers with best in class long-term stability. Another project objective is to contribute to reduction of the emission of CO2 and NOx significantly in the next generation jet Engines, by improving the multifunctional pressure control system in the Full Authority Digital Engine Control systems. This initiative consists of a strong consortium of European SMEs and participants from new member states. The entities in the Consortium have worked together successfully in the past; enhancing the probability for success.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 795 000
Administrative Contact
Dag Ausen (Mr.)

Participants (4)

MEMSCAP AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 668 500
Address
Langmyra, 9
3185 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Henrik Gusland (Mr.)
MICROELECTRONICA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 262 750
Address
Str Pictor Andreescu 1-3 Sec 2
021424 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aurora Mangu (Ms.)
CURTISS-WRIGHT CONTROLS (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 359 500
Address
Airfield Road, 1
BH23 3TH Christchurch/dorset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick Kidd (Mr.)
CERAMICA INGENUA S.R.L.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Str. Erou Iancu Nicolae 126
077190 Voluntari, Ilfov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Sarcov (Ms.)