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UltraFast wind sensOrs for wake-vortex hazards mitigation

Objetivo

The UFO project aims at ensuring aviation safety at current high standards or even better, regardless of air transport growth, through Wake-Vortex Advisory Systems improvement, in connection with SESAR P12.2.2 project. UFO research works will address a wide range of innovative technologies through studies of new Ultra Fast Lidar/Radar Wind & EDR (Eddy Dissipation Rate for turbulence) monitoring sensors, usable for Wake-Vortex Hazards Mitigation, but also for severe Cross-Wind, Air Turbulence and Wind-Shear.
Constrained by high update rate and accuracy requirements needed for wind measurements, 2D electronic scanning antenna technology based on low cost tile will be explored for X-band radar through a development of a tile mock up as well as a new high power laser source of 1.5 micron Lidar 3D scanner with higher power.
In addition, new design tools will be developed through simulators, able to couple Atmosphere models with Electromagnetic, Radar and LIDAR models. In parallel, advanced Doppler signal processing algorithm will be developed and tested for 3D wind field and EDR monitoring, including the algorithm for the resources management of the different sensors. Comparison with already existing sensors as C band meteorological radar and S band ATC radar, but also ADS-B Downlink will be studied.
Calibration of the ground sensors (Lidar, X band radar, C band radar with ADS-B datalink) and the simulators will be achieved through a set of experimental trials in Munich and Toulouse. In Toulouse, an aircraft equipped with airborne probes will enable in situ comparison.
Coordination with SESAR, through Eurocontrol, as associated partner, airports as End user in the UFO steering committee, will be favoured.
The team is composed of the main experts in Europe of the domain: 2 large companies (TSA, TR6), 4 universities (UCL, TUBS, TUD, UPMC), 1 SME (Leosphere), 3 governmental research labs (DLR, ONERA, NLR) and 2 MET Offices (DWD, KNMI).

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Régimen de financiación

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

THALES LAS FRANCE SAS
Dirección
Avenue Gay Lussac 2
78990 Elancourt
Francia
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 519 774,20
Contacto administrativo
Fabrice Orlandi (Mr.)

Participantes (11)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 291 066
Dirección
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Peter Derkes (Mr.)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 401 002,50
Dirección
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Annemarie Koot (Mrs.)
LEOSPHERE
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 505 285,20
Dirección
Rue De Monceau 76
75008 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Ludovic Thobois (Dr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 363 750
Dirección
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Tanja Van Ommeren (Mrs.)
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 353 496
Dirección
Frankfurter Strasse 135
63067 Offenbach Am Main
Tipo de actividad
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Nicole Riss (Mrs.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 254 948
Dirección
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Agnes Dolfi-Bouteyre (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 362 760
Dirección
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Thomas Feuerle (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 414 479,60
Dirección
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Danielle Vanhoenacker-Janvier (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 396 243,50
Dirección
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Carolina Quinta Goy (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 126 000
Dirección
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Ouerdia Oumohand (Ms.)
THALES DMS FRANCE SAS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 474 410
Dirección
2 Avenue Gay Lussac
78990 Elancourt
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Jean-Michel Besnier (Mr.)