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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD
Address
Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
Capua
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Mekelweg 4
2600 GA Delft
ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD
Israel
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Tel Aviv/lod (Airport)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
2,Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
32000 Haifa
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Via Claudio 21
80125 Napoli
University of Patras
Greece
Address
University Campus Rio
26500 Patras
WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Nowowiesjka 24
00 661 Warszawa