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INNOVATIVE SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Project description

An innovative system for the functional testing of aircraft

The EU co-funded INSAT project plans to develop a new system for the functional testing of aircraft. The system will combine multiple features that will make it unique. These include autonomous operation, autonomous management of failures and a reduction in the time needed to produce a complete acceptance test procedure together with the necessary reporting. The complexity and length of wired links will be significantly reduced by using a multi-functional main unit connected to interchangeable peripherals wirelessly. The system architecture will consist of a rugged PC working as a global controller, connected to the company server, and a series of peripheral units, connected to the measurement points and linked to the controller wirelessly.

Objective

The objective of the proposal is the design and development of an innovative system for the functional testing of aircraft. The key development and innovation points are: Autonomous working mode, potentially in the absence of the operator, along with the autonomous management of the failures (smart assistance for error management); should a failure be detected, the system will propose the possible causes, also generating a non-compliance form, without the intervention of one operator. Shrink the time needed to produce a complete ATP (Acceptance Test Procedure), along with the necessary reporting. Distributed architecture: the complexity and wired links length is significantly reduced by adopting a multi-function main unit, wireless connected with interchangeable peripherals and thus simply placing a single (small) unit near the device to be monitored. High modularity, achieved by: 1) a variable number of boards that can be plugged on the bus; 2) different peripheral modules that can be included in the architecture. Completeness: the test bench will perform a complete sequence of tests, providing the stimulation signal and verifying the correctness of the results. Logging: the results achieved by each individual test will be recorded, ensuring the future traceability (logging mode active for both the main unit and peripherals). The architecture of the system will consist of: 1) a rugged PC, working as a global controller, connected with the company server. 2) a series of peripheral units, connected with the measurement points and wirelessly linked to the controller.

Coordinator

DUNE S.R.L.
Net EU contribution
€ 733 600,00
Address
VIA TRACIA 4
00183 Roma
Italy

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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
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 1 048 000,00