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Ergonomic impact and new Functions induced by Active Inceptor integration in CockpiTS

Descrizione del progetto

Aumentare la consapevolezza situazionale e la sicurezza nelle cabine di pilotaggio

La tecnologia Active Side-Stick Unit (ASSU) può rafforzare la valutazione e la sicurezza situazionale, migliorare l’ergonomia e stabilire una nuova forma di comunicazione tra pilota e copilota. Il progetto EFAICTS, finanziato dall’UE, svilupperà e integrerà nella tecnologia ASSU un accoppiamento e funzioni aptiche ottimizzati per le interazioni tra pilota e copilota, nonché tra equipaggio e pilota automatico. Il progetto propone un metodo incentrato sull’uomo in cui gli utenti finali sono al centro dello sviluppo. EFAICTS si concentrerà su velivoli convertiplani e sulle loro caratteristiche perché operano sia come velivoli ad ala rotante che ad ala fissa e come ibridi nell’esclusivo corridoio di conversione. Il lavoro e i risultati del progetto miglioreranno la consapevolezza situazionale e il coordinamento dell’equipaggio, ridurranno il carico di lavoro e il peso e miglioreranno le prestazioni.

Obiettivo

The EFAICTS project proposes to develop and integrate in Active Side-Stick Units (ASSU), optimised coupling and haptic functions for both Pilot/Co-pilot and Crew/Autopilot interactions. The concepts will be validated through modelling and evaluation on a simulation bench with experienced pilots.
For dual pilot configuration, ASSU technology can provide intuitive tactile cueing in the cockpit — all resulting in increased situational awareness, safety and improved ergonomic, performance and opens a new mode of communication between the pilot and the co-pilot. In addition, with passive inceptors, the principal information transfer from the aircraft to the pilot still remains visual cueing or alarms. Through ASSU, haptic cueing is an efficient and intuitive communication mode with the crew.
EFAICTS project proposes a Human-Centred Design approach, in which the end-users are at the heart of the development, from the beginning to the final evaluation phase. This approach will be applied in the four technical work packages about the flight scenarios definition and evaluation; the PF/PNF/AP interactions and transition phases definition; the specification and development of haptic feedbacks and ergonomic requirements; the evaluation of haptic feedback and ergonomic recommendations. The project will focus on a Tiltrotor aircraft and its specificities since operating as both rotary and fixed wing aircraft and as hybrids in the unique conversion corridor.
The activities and proposed solutions will lead to situational awareness improvement, crew coordination, workload reduction, better performances and weight reduction. All these benefits will result in more competitive aeronautic Industry in Europe a safer and greener aeronautics transport.
The proposed project is lead and conducted by the ONERA and will run over a period of 42 months, with a grant request is of 594,985€. EFAICTS will deliver a TRL6 level ASSU configurations optimised with intuitive coupling and haptic functio

Meccanismo di finanziamento

CS2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinatore

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 464 383,00
Indirizzo
CHEMIN DE LA HUNIERE
91120 Palaiseau
Francia

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Regione
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 464 383,00