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Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent flight cONtrol

Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent flight cONtrol

Objective

To enhance air transport safety, the main objective of VISION is to validate smarter technologies for aircraft Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) by including 1/ vision-based systems 2/ advanced detection and resilient methods. Critical flight situations are targeted, especially during near-ground operation phases (half of 169 fatal accidents in the last decade during approach or landing). Actually, despite continuous improvements in reliability and performance, the complexity of Flight Control Systems also requires to use many sources likely to suffer from faults and environmental conditions. To overcome these anomalies, recent projects have evaluated advanced solutions, but their transfer to the industry is slowed down by lack of flight validations, limitations of on-board computers or certification issues. The TRL reached by both sides are rather equivalent, with dissimilar pros and cons. Accordingly, VISION aims at capitalizing on the know-how and experience independently acquired to make a significant improvement and maturation of the TRL achieved. To demonstrate the solutions, complementary efforts will be undertaken and two scenarios are considered: i) Flight control recovery, ii) Navigation and guidance recovery during the final approach phase. In i), Fault Detection and Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control techniques will be implemented in faulty situations. In ii), vision will be used to estimate and modify the aircraft glide path when local navigation data is denied, or when unexpected obstacles are detected. In both cases, the GN&C systems will be tested on real aircraft platforms and their performance evaluated. VISION will result in flight-validated GN&C solutions with increased TRL, with benefits for the European aircraft industry.

Coordinator

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

Address

Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 652 192,79

Participants (5)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 356 263,75

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 350 126,25

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 250 062,50

UNMANNED SOLUTIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 112 670,96

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 75 561,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690811

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 796 877,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 796 877,50

Coordinated by:

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

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