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.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
1059 CM Amsterdam