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Smart Miniaturized and Energy Autonomous Regional Aircraft Wireless Sensor

Objective

The objective of the proposed project is to develop a smart, miniaturized and energy autonomous wireless sensor platform dedicated to data collection for the Structural Health Monitoring System (SHMS) of future multi mission regional aircrafts.
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in aircrafts requires data acquisition from various sensors distributed over the aircraft skin. Among them are strain, shock/acceleration, sound pressure, rotation and temperature sensors. Today such sensors are wired and installing many of them on aircrafts have a high negative impact on weight and wiring complexity. Thus it is believed that collecting data using smart, easy to install self-powered wireless sensors would strengthen the competitiveness of the European aviation industry by providing the much desired SHMS function with very limited impact on complexity and weight and greatly ease maintenance operations.
Precisely, the SMARTWISE consortium ambitions to realise a self-powered versatile wireless sensor network platform dedicated to structural health monitoring with with specific objectives:
- The proposed concept shall reduce the weight of a comparable wired SHMS system by at least 60%.
- The prototype wireless sensors that will be delivered at the end of the project shall rely exclusively on self-generated energy (no pre-flight charging, cold start supported) and comply with the flight test regulations that will be agreed with the topic manager.
- With respect to comparable wired solutions, the proposed wireless SHM system shall expose a potential of 50% installation and maintenance costs reduction.
- The wireless SHM sensor network, including its power supply and on-board data processing parts shall cover 100% of the SHMS application requirements.
The partners have a long experience working together in Clean Sky and they propose a modular approach where a core wireless platform with advanced energy management can be interfaced to various sensors and energy harvesters.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP10-2019-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 137 993,75

Participants (2)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 600
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERMA INGENIERIE
France
EU contribution
€ 108 412,50
Address
Rue De L Aussonelle Au Village
31700 Cornebarrieu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)