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SENSors and certifiable hybrid architectures FOR safer aviation in ICing Environment

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.
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Address

Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 220 598,75

Participants (16)

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AVIONS DE TRANSPORT REGIONAL

France

EU Contribution

€ 524 663,74

AEROTEX UK LLP

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 175 583,75

CENTRAL AEROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY

Russia

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 203 091,25

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 546 025

EMBRAER SA

Brazil

STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF AVIATION SYSTEMS

Russia

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 367 900

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 521,25

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 143 558,75

L - UP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 269 187,50

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 328 950

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY

Russia

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 202 937,50

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND, LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 474 995

ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 029 796,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824253

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 919 722,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 587 808,74

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany