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SENSors and certifiable hybrid architectures FOR safer aviation in ICing Environment

Objective

Modern aeroplanes are well equipped to cope with most common icing conditions. However, some conditions consisting of supercooled large droplets (SLD) have been the cause of tragic accidents over the last three decades. It was proven that there are certain types of aircraft which are not robust against these conditions as ice can form on unprotected areas of the lifting surfaces leading to loss of control. Consequently, authorities addressed these safety concerns by issuing new certification rules under Appendix O to ensure that future aircraft remain controllable in these conditions and can exit safely upon detection. Hence, the key to increasing overall aviation icing safety is the early and reliable detection of icing conditions to allow the necessary actions to be taken by the flight crew. SENS4ICE (SENSors and certifiable hybrid architectures for safer aviation in ICing Environment) directly addresses this need for reliable detection and discrimination of icing conditions. It proposes that an intelligent way to cope with the complex problem of ice detection is the hybridisation of different detection techniques: direct sensing of atmospheric conditions and/or ice accretion on the airframe, combined with indirect techniques in which the change of aircraft characteristics with ice accretion on the airframe is detected. SENS4ICE will address the development, test, validation, and maturation of the different detection principles, the hybridisation - in close cooperation with regulators to provide an acceptable means of compliance - and the final airborne demonstration of technology capabilities in relevant natural icing conditions. The contribution of SENS4ICE to increase aviation safety will be achieved by an international consortium of 19 partners (13 EU, 6 non-EU) with contributions from Brazil, Russia and the US. The 4-year project requests an overall EU-funding of 6.6M€ and benefits from a further 5.4M€ of activities being provided by the non-EU partners.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/ageism
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2018-SingleStage-INEA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 220 598,75

Participants (16)

AVIONS DE TRANSPORT REGIONAL
France
EU contribution
€ 524 663,74
Address
Allee Pierre-nadot 1
31712 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEROTEX UK LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 583,75
Address
Westmead House Westmead
GU14 7LP Farnborough Hants
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRAL AEROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Pervomayskaya Street 3
141700 Dolgoprudny
Activity type
Research Organisations
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 203 091,25
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 546 025
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMBRAER SA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima 2170
12227 901 Sao Jose Dos Campos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF AVIATION SYSTEMS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Victorenko
125319 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 367 900
Address
V Parku 2325/16 Chodov
148 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 521,25
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 143 558,75
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
L - UP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 269 187,50
Address
Avenue De Friedland 32
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 328 950
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhukovsky Str 1
140180 Zhukovsky
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 937,50
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND, LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 474 995
Address
Penrose Quay Penrose Wharf Penrose Business Centre Fourth Floor
T23 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFRAN AEROTECHNICS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 029 796,25
Address
Rue Pierre Curie 61
78370 Plaisir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)