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Smart Inceptor BACKup electronics

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SIBACK (Smart Inceptor BACKup electronics)

Reporting period: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30

The need to develop a new electronics unit for Smart Inceptor comes from increasing security and improve users experience.
In fact, in aircraft with standrad inceptors, the force feedback is made mechanically (with a spring). The Smart Inceptors proposes to perform this force feedback with motors.
This solution allow many features (like : move pilot and copilot inceptors at the same time; shake the inceptors if the airplane is at the limit of the flight envelope...)

More electrical aircraft :
The smart inceptor contributes to made Aircraft more electric.

The main issue adressed was to integrate al lrequired fucntionnalities in the allowed case. Several daughter board have been integrated to optimize the space used in the case
During the first period, the following work have beed performed :

Specification :
- Product and boards specification have been written.

Preliminary design review :
- Electrical Interface Control document have been written
- Architecture have been defined
- Mechanical 3D mockup have been performed

Detailed design :
- Electrical sheme and BOM have been performed)
- Place and route activities have been began during first period
The aim is to have a smart inceptors new generation with a TRL 6 to allow a large integration of Aircraft.
That allow to optimize the A/C features and increase aircraft safety