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Remote Sensing Technique for Aeroengine Emission Certification and Monitoring (AEROTEST)

Remote Sensing Technique for Aeroengine Emission Certification and Monitoring (AEROTEST)

Objective

It has been demonstrated in the last five years that non intrusive techniques like FTIR spectroscopy annuli are relevant to aero-engine exhaust gases measurement and have been compared with intrusive method. This success has opened the path for their standardisation. At the same time, aircraft engine industry stresses the need for a measurement method compatible with cost effectiveness, short-term implementation, fast availability of results and accuracy meeting ICAO emission certification needs. First objective: address standardisation issues to promote the techniques to ICAO for engine emission certification. A complete QA/QC approach will be followed, at all level (instrument, operation, data format) tonsure accuracy and repeatability of the technique. Procedures for instrument calibration set up and operation will be developed. Validity of the data will be verified in laboratories and in test beds. All this stresses the need for fundamental and experimental studies on calibration, inversion methods and models to achieve the accuracy and repeatability goals. A particular attention is given to soot measurement. Second objective: develop validated techniques for gas turbine monitoring using emission data. The ability to perform non-intrusive measurements, which are much faster and cheaper to perform than gas sampling, opens up such possibilities for the use of emissions data (Knox and smoke levels in particular). A model of engine emissions affected by component failure will be developed and correlated to engine emission measurements. The project is directly relevant to Area 2 of Aeronautic and space priority "Improving environmental impact with regards to emissions and noise", and particularly to the technical domain 1.3.1.2e)"combustion". The project objective answers the need for measurement of the composition of engine exhaust gaseous emissions with emphasis on Knox, soot and UHC.

Coordinator

AUXITROL SA

Address

5 Allee Charles Pathe
Bourges

France

Administrative Contact

Olivier LEGRAS (Dr)

Participants (11)

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ROLLS ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

DEMAG DELAVAL INDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY LTD

United Kingdom

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

SC OPTOELECTRONICA 2001 SA

Romania

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502856

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    31 October 2007

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 691 900

  • EU contribution

    € 2 498 900

Coordinated by:

AUXITROL SA

France