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Modular and Integrated Digital Probe for SAT Aircraft Air Data System

Modular and Integrated Digital Probe for SAT Aircraft Air Data System

Objective

The main objective of the MIDAS project is to design and manufacture a smart and fully integrated air data probe (ADP) for SAT applications, characterized by the following features:
• reduced size and weight;
• reduced power consumption;
• improved reliability;
• fully-integrated with the onboard communication bus; • fault tolerant, thanks to the health monitoring functionalities:

The ADP will be delivered after:
• a thorough test campaign for verification and validation of the manufactured system; • environmental requirement verification (Temperature, Vibration, Icing, EMI/EMC).

Quality is ensured by the documented traceability of measurement results.
In order to achieve these targets, the solution will include key enabling innovative technologies such as:
• single Line-Replaceable Unit (LRU) with the capability of communicating with other FBW control system devices through a standard legacy (e.g.
Arinc429, CanBUS Arinc825) and innovative communication bus (e.g. AFDX). As a further step it may be evaluated the introduction of a AFDX over fibre link channel to furtherly drastically reduce wiring weight on the aircraft, signals crosstalk and susceptibility and to increase the overall system reliability; • optimized fail-safe architecture; • innovative air data strategies to implement virtual sensors with the aim to reduce the use of physical probes; • redundant power supply and advanced health monitoring (hardware and
software) based on previous partners’ experience exploiting power-up, initiatial and continuous built-in test; • advanced air data algorithms focused on air data system optimization, based on partners’ previous experience; • anti-ice capability using automatic heater in order to avoid holes occlusion due to ice formation; • complete sensors characterisation, calibration and target uncertainty evaluation.
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Address

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 373 750

Participants (2)

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SELT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 479 937,50

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 95 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821140

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 154 375

  • EU contribution

    € 948 687,50

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy