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IMage BAsed Landing Solutions

Objective

The IMBALS project aims to develop, validate and verify a certifiable Image Processing Platform (IPP) and demonstrate it in a Vision Landing System (VLS) that is capable of autolanding the Large Passenger Aircraft (LPA) based on images supplied by a camera system and without support of ground based precision instrument landing aids. The VLS will additionally enhance the situational awareness for the crew during any autolanding by supporting a Combined Vision System (CVS) based HMI in the Disruptive Cockpit.
The project will start from the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) of the Disruptive Cockpit and VLS in particular and derive from there the requirements for VLS as system and the IPP as equipment within that system. The IPP technology bricks will be prototyped, validated and finally integrated to an IPP prototype. The IPP prototyped will be verified against its requirements, integrated in the Disruptive Cockpit simulator and evaluated in operational scenarios and finally, the IPP will be integrated with a camera system on a flight test bed to evaluate its performance in real flight. The project will put a strong emphasis on safety and certifiability of the system, including addressing the challenges of certifying the image processing algorithms.
The IMBALS project is conducted by a heterogeneous consortium of a large and two small specialized and highly skilled industry entities in close collaboration with the University of Leuven, highly recognized in vision based 3D motion control for robotics and with Airbus as the topic leader. IMBALS is prone to have a direct positive impact on global aviation safety and mobility, competitiveness of the EU aeronautical industry, the global environmental impact of aviation, the competitiveness of the industrial partners, the scientific knowledge within the university and the employment in Europe in general.

Coordinator

SCIOTEQ
Net EU contribution
€ 355 512,50
Address
President Kennedypark 35a
8500 Kortrijk
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 355 512,50

Participants (5)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CMC ELECTRONICS INC.
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
600 Dr.-frederik-philips Blvd Quebec
H4M 2S9 Saint Laurent

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SCIOTEQ

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 357 000,00
Address
7 Rue Roger Camboulives Parc Technologique De Bass
31000 Toulouse
Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 357 000,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 594 271,25
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 594 271,25
TEKEVER ASDS
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 349 125,00
Address
Rua Das Minas 2 Zona Industrial Etrada Da Foz Do A
2500-750 Caldas Da Rainha

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Oeste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 349 125,00
(UN)MANNED
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 263 943,75
Address
Baron Ruzettelaan 3 Boite 4 1
8310 Brugge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Brugge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 263 943,75