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Instrumentation systems for on-board wake-vortex and other hazards detection warning and avoidance (I-WAKE)

Objective

I-WAKE is aimed at improving air transport operational capacity and safety by developing on-board integration of an instrumentation system for remote detection, warning and avoidance of wake-vortices, clear air turbulence and dry wind-shear. Lidar remote detection has been proven by ground experimentation. I- WAKE work-plan is
(a) to study on-board integration of Lidar and other contributing sensors,
(b) to evaluate wake-vortex cockpit warning devices and to test wake-vortices avoidance maneuvers by flight simulator tests,
(c) to perform flight tests for wake-vortex detection and evaluation of clear air turbulence detection capability,
(d) to develop technologies for affordable future European system and
(e) to develop automatic wake-vortex pattern recognition. To achieve these challenges, the best European experts combine their skills in the project. I- WAKE results will lead directly to system production within 4 to 5 years.

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Coordinator

THALES AVIONICS SA
Address
Rue De Villiers 45
Neuilly Sur Seine
France

Participants (8)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
United States
Address
Aspen Ridge Drive 655, Colorado
80026 Lafayette
FRAUNHOFER IAF
Germany
Address
Tullastr. 72
79108 München
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Muenchener Strasse 20, Oberpfaffernhofen
82234 Wessling
LISA LASER PRODUCTS OHG
Germany
Address
Max-planck-str. 1
37191 Katlenburg-lindau
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
2,Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
2,Place Du Levant 2
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Jungiusstrasse 11
20355 Hamburg