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Surface Module Approach for Rapid Testing in Flight Test Instrumentation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 886057

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 714 255

  • EU contribution

    € 1 199 978,51

Coordinated by:

VECTOFLOW GMBH

Germany

Objective

For the aerodynamic characterization of the RACER IADP, an aerodynamic flight test instrumentation that fulfills the special requirements is demanded. In this project, an innovative flight test instrumentation approach will be realized with the development of a fully integrated instrumentation module technology.
The instrumentation modules will be thin, lightweight, and of high-strength and temperature resistance in a surface-conformal and aerodynamic shape and will be fabricated from compound materials and metals by additive manufacturing. Different sensors and probes, such as pressure ports, Kiel probes or multi-hole probes, will be integrated into these modules for aerodynamic characterization. For data acquisition, miniaturized distributed acquisition nodes (DAN) (pressure and temperature scanners, equipped with an Ethernet interface) will be distributed. These elements and all additional internal channels, wiring, and connectors will be integrated into the modules without disturbing the aerodynamic design.
These modules can be calibrated offsite and installed nonintrusively by reversible bonding on a protection layer and positive locking with low effort. After mounting, only power and data connection will need to be established, presenting a ‘plug&play’ installation scheme. The module approach in combination with an ethernet interface ensures sustainability and compatibility with other flight test instrumentation (FTI) systems. This is crucial to ensure synchronization with the existing flight test instrumentation of the topic manager.

Coordinator

VECTOFLOW GMBH

Address

Friedrichshafener Str. 1
82205 Gilching

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 441 576,63

Participants (2)

EVOLUTION MEASUREMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 385 345,63

ANY-SHAPE - ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 373 056,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 886057

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 714 255

  • EU contribution

    € 1 199 978,51

Coordinated by:

VECTOFLOW GMBH

Germany