Inspecting aircraft hydraulic fluids for degradation
Early detection of oil contaminants could improve the service life of hydraulic components in aircrafts. The EU-funded project FluidER is developing a novel in-line sensor that should keep the aircraft’s electro-hydraulic actuator working its best with regular fluid checks. Merging heterogeneous sensors will help identify different types of hydraulic fluid contamination. These include changes in the physicochemical fluid properties (viscosity, density, moisture, colour or temperature) or the presence of particulates and water infiltration. The advanced new tool should reduce wear of hydraulic components by ensuring that their hydraulic fluids are always clean and clear.
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- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencessoftware
- engineering and technologymaterials engineeringcolors
- engineering and technologymechanical engineeringvehicle engineeringaerospace engineeringaircraft
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencesartificial intelligencecomputer vision
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsensors
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Funding SchemeCS2-IA - Innovation action
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
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41309 La Rinconada Sevilla
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.