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Affordable digital fly-by-wire flight control systems for small commercial aircraft (second phase), adfcs-ii

Objective

This project aims to bring DFCS technologies to the small commercial aircraft market at an affordable cost whilst maintaining the stringent safety requirements. This requires a radical challenge to current practices. A previous phase (ADFCS) identified the primary cost drivers, and addressed the equipment architecture to reduce the need for replication by improved fault detection and identification. ADFCS-II addresses 4 key cost drivers:
the design process by the increased use of high-fidelity simulations and analysis tools;
Fault Tolerant Control technologies to improve FCS effectiveness;
actuation architectures to provide the required integrity and ensure the continuity of control;
and the specification of a set of Flying Qualities Requirements to focus the design process.

Coordinator

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD

Address

Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre
Gu14 6yu Farnborough

United Kingdom

Participants (8)

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CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD

Israel

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

University of Patras

Greece

WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2000-00286

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 016 021

  • EU contribution

    € 3 853 410

Coordinated by:

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD

United Kingdom