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REconfiguration of CONtrol in Flight for Integral Global Upset REcovery

REconfiguration of CONtrol in Flight for Integral Global Upset REcovery

Objective

Commercial aircraft fault tolerant control (FTC) strategies in the flight control system (FCS) are based on fail-safe approaches whereby a nominal control law is switched first to a robust solution and then if necessary to a direct law controlling the actuators surfaces. Each component of the control law set is designed off-line and has a different level of robustness and performance. The reasons for this conservative FTC approach are:
1. Lack of demonstrated maturity of reconfigurable guidance and control (G&C) methods for commercial aircraft.
2. Lack of research in the practical interaction limitations between reconfigurable G&C systems and estimation / diagnostic systems.
3. A definite gap on the clearance problem for such G&C systems.
The goal of RECONFIGURE is to investigate and develop aircraft G&C technologies that facilitate the automated handling of off-nominal events and optimize the aircraft status and flight while maintaining, or even improving, its safety level. These technologies will extend the operation of the current G&C functionalities that assist the pilot and optimize the aircraft performance. Thus, the aim is to provoke a change in aircraft transport towards: “Full-time, all-event availability of performance-enhancement electrical fly-by-wire”
This will be achieved by developing:
- Advanced parameter and fault estimation/diagnosis approaches.
- Reconfigurable G&C approaches.
- Integration and integrated approaches for estimation, diagnosis and G&C.
- Advanced clearance approaches for such systems.
The investigation will focus on off-nominal/abnormal event scenarios directly affecting the aircraft flight control system. The techniques will offer the capability to adjust and adapt to the abnormal event during flight.
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Coordinator

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL

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Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)

Spain

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 520 525

Administrative Contact

Laurence Mégret (Ms.)

Participants (9)

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AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 398 605

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 556 488

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 626 644

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 469 300

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 518 647

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 475 190

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 360 709

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

CONSULTORIA DE INNOVACION Y FINANCIACION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314544

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 635 348,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 971 108

Coordinated by:

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL

Spain