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Automated digital fuel system design and simulation process

Objective

SmartFuel Automated Design and Simulation Process (ADSP) develops a tool-supported automated design and verification process for digital fuel systems. Automating the design process will minimise the cost and time needed while providing a high quality result. Today the design of a digital airborne fuel system is a laborious, iterative process to be repeated each time a new aircraft variant or engine model is employed. It is expected that costly test benches may be made redundant by the new design approach. This will provide a significant competitive advantage to the user of the system. In order to test the designed system a simulation system will be defined and developed for the verification of compliance of designed system functionality against the basic system requirements. Simulation of flight operation procedures will be done allowing testing and analysing the functionality of the newly developed system before any hardware is built.

SmartFuel ADSP relies and utilises results of the EU funded project SmartFuel (FP5, started Oct. 2002). It is anticipated that the automated designed system will produce the following benefits:
- 60% reduction in the time for developing of a fuel system
- 70% reduction in the cost for developing of a fuel system
- 50% reduction in the time to market for future complete fuel systems
- 25% in improvement in the reliability of those systems developed using ADSP
- 50% reduction of the cost of new system due to a better use of COTS components
- 40% in the reduction of maintenance cost due to advanced quality of the design

The SmartFuel ADSP is coordinated by Autoflug, which is a small and medium sized enterprise. Autoflug and most of the other partners in SmartFuel ADSP are members of the (virtual) fuel system consortium. Availability of the Digital Fuel System automated Design & Simulation tools will provide them with a significant competitive advantage.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

AUTOFLUG GMBH
Address
Industriestrasse 10
Rellingen
Germany

Participants (9)

ASG LUFTFAHRTTECHNIK UND SENSORIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Junkersstrasse 2
Weinheim
EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willi-messerschmitt-str., Tor 1
81663 Munich
SECONDO MONA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Carlo Del Prete 1
Somma Lombardo
GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS SAS
France
Address
106 Rue Fourny
Buc
VYSOKE UCENÍ TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
Address
Antonínská 548/1
Brno
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avda De Seneca, 2
Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF ALCALÁ
Spain
Address
Rectorate Plaza De San Diego S/n
Alcalá De Henares
CSRC SPOL. S R.O.
Czechia
Address
Jánská 12
Brno
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Castro Pretorio, 115
Roma