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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00778

  • Start date

    1 May 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 903 737

  • EU contribution

    € 3 292 522

Coordinated by:

THALES AVIONICS SA

France

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

COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.

United States

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

LISA LASER PRODUCTS OHG

Germany

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00778

  • Start date

    1 May 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 903 737

  • EU contribution

    € 3 292 522

Coordinated by:

THALES AVIONICS SA

France