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Advanced Data Methods for Improved Tiltrotor Test and Design

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 832003

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 718 330

  • EU contribution

    € 1 718 330

Coordinated by:

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA

Italy

Objective

Flight testing is an important phase during the development of an aircraft to validate the design. During flight, data is gathered and design problems are identified and solved. The collected data are fundamental for the analysis and Aircraft are properly instrumented to generate large amounts of information. Such huge amount of data needs to be properly evaluated and traditional methods and platforms are no more effective.
Flight testing is a significant cost contributor to the aircraft production life cycle and is still extensively deployed. Flight test programmes take several years and more prototypes are built to reduce lead times. Strong adherence to rigour safety and certification requirements and generally unchanged circular advisories inhibit the potential improvement of flight test designs. Innovative algorithms and statistical estimation are not achieving its full potential in the industrialized flight testing environment.
The methods in this proposal increase the quality and productivity of an experiment, leading to a required test point reduction or increased predictive capabilities. The purpose of this project is to define and implement a state-of-the-art platform able to support data analysis. This is achieved by adopting a complex hardware architecture to support big data analysis and implementing specific algorithms to support data correlation, time series management and statistical analysis.
Furthermore, to support flight test engineers, novel approaches based on machine learning are provided to support the technicians in detecting specific flight conditions. The same platform is also adapted to support the development of the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator.
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Coordinator

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA

Address

Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano

Italy

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 790 000

Participants (2)

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 445 830

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 482 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 832003

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 718 330

  • EU contribution

    € 1 718 330

Coordinated by:

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA

Italy