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REconfiguration of CONtrol in Flight for Integral Global Upset REcovery

Objective

Commercial aircraft fault tolerant control (FTC) strategies in the flight control system (FCS) are based on fail-safe approaches whereby a nominal control law is switched first to a robust solution and then if necessary to a direct law controlling the actuators surfaces. Each component of the control law set is designed off-line and has a different level of robustness and performance. The reasons for this conservative FTC approach are:
1. Lack of demonstrated maturity of reconfigurable guidance and control (G&C) methods for commercial aircraft.
2. Lack of research in the practical interaction limitations between reconfigurable G&C systems and estimation / diagnostic systems.
3. A definite gap on the clearance problem for such G&C systems.
The goal of RECONFIGURE is to investigate and develop aircraft G&C technologies that facilitate the automated handling of off-nominal events and optimize the aircraft status and flight while maintaining, or even improving, its safety level. These technologies will extend the operation of the current G&C functionalities that assist the pilot and optimize the aircraft performance. Thus, the aim is to provoke a change in aircraft transport towards: “Full-time, all-event availability of performance-enhancement electrical fly-by-wire”
This will be achieved by developing:
- Advanced parameter and fault estimation/diagnosis approaches.
- Reconfigurable G&C approaches.
- Integration and integrated approaches for estimation, diagnosis and G&C.
- Advanced clearance approaches for such systems.
The investigation will focus on off-nominal/abnormal event scenarios directly affecting the aircraft flight control system. The techniques will offer the capability to adjust and adapt to the abnormal event during flight.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 520 525
Administrative Contact
Laurence Mégret (Ms.)

Participants (9)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 398 605
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Picot (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 556 488
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Herzog (Ms.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 626 644
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Louis Forget (Mr.)
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 469 300
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Balint Vanek (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 518 647
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 475 190
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 360 709
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)
CONSULTORIA DE INNOVACION Y FINANCIACION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Paseo Castellana 77B
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heidi Patricia Correa (Ms.)