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Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent flight cONtrol

Objective

To enhance air transport safety, the main objective of VISION is to validate smarter technologies for aircraft Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) by including 1/ vision-based systems 2/ advanced detection and resilient methods. Critical flight situations are targeted, especially during near-ground operation phases (half of 169 fatal accidents in the last decade during approach or landing). Actually, despite continuous improvements in reliability and performance, the complexity of Flight Control Systems also requires to use many sources likely to suffer from faults and environmental conditions. To overcome these anomalies, recent projects have evaluated advanced solutions, but their transfer to the industry is slowed down by lack of flight validations, limitations of on-board computers or certification issues. The TRL reached by both sides are rather equivalent, with dissimilar pros and cons. Accordingly, VISION aims at capitalizing on the know-how and experience independently acquired to make a significant improvement and maturation of the TRL achieved. To demonstrate the solutions, complementary efforts will be undertaken and two scenarios are considered: i) Flight control recovery, ii) Navigation and guidance recovery during the final approach phase. In i), Fault Detection and Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control techniques will be implemented in faulty situations. In ii), vision will be used to estimate and modify the aircraft glide path when local navigation data is denied, or when unexpected obstacles are detected. In both cases, the GN&C systems will be tested on real aircraft platforms and their performance evaluated. VISION will result in flight-validated GN&C solutions with increased TRL, with benefits for the European aircraft industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /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

H2020-MG-2015_SingleStage-A
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 652 192,79

Participants (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 356 263,75
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 350 126,25
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 250 062,50
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNMANNED SOLUTIONS SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 112 670,96
Address
Calle Milan 34, Planta Baja
28043 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 75 561,25
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)