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Demonstration of LIDAR Based Wake Vortex Detection System Incorporating an Atmospheric Hazard Map

Objective

Wake vortex and wind shear are major causes of accidents and injury to passenger and crew of all aircraft types. There has been little protection and the main way of mitigating accidents has been to have mandatory separation times that affect the operating performance of airports. The objective of GREEN-WAKE is to develop and validate innovative technologies that will detect the Hazards and thus improve the operating efficiency of an airport and improve passenger safety. GREEN-WAKE will represent a significant step beyond current state-of-the–art as it intends to improve upon: (1) The understanding of wake vortex and wind sheer detection. (2) Current detection methods. Commercially available technologies do not provide a solution and this project seeks to develop a new sensor that is able to provide real-time detection. It will develop new and novel technologies particularly in scanning and detectors that will enable real improvements to be made. Further it will develop a new concept in the 3D visualisation of atmospheric hazards, which is an important first step to developing closed loop-systems. GREEN-WAKE will improve the knowledge and functionality of previous projects. GREEN-Wake meets and will contribute to four objectives of the AAT.2007 call. Many of the concepts and the innovations will have applications in other on-board sensors for monitoring atmospheric hazards, engine emissions, engine heath and air quality. The 3D simulator will take another new step, creating tools that can model instrument performance. The structure of GREEN-WAKE will enable the latest technologies to be individually evaluated and made available to industrial users. Given the high level of innovation that goes beyond just the sensor, this is an important aspect to the exploitation plan. Dissemination will be through a web-site and briefings with key industrial and user groups.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SULA SYSTEMS LTD.
Address
Old Crown House/ Market Street
CL12 7AE Wotton-under-edge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 462 198
Administrative Contact
Stephen Bowater (Mr.)

Participants (13)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 552
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Lilischkis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 246 360
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benoît Macq (Prof.)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 55 178
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Borislav Penev (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 978
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Derkes (Mr.)
VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 68 860
Address
Letnany Beranovych 130
19000 Praha 18
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vojtech Mraz (Mr.)
Active Space Technologies, Actividades Aeroespaciais S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 60 006
Address
Parque Industrial De Taveiro Lote 12
3045 508 Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dina Gaspar (Ms.)
AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (ADSE) BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 123 796
Address
Scorpius 90
2132 LR Hoofddorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Kaiser (Mr.)
PHOTONIC SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 260 952
Address
Millham Mountfield
TN32 5LA Robertsbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Murrell (Dr.)
SENSL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 141 298
Address
Building 6800 Avenue 6000 Cork Airport Business Park
- Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Murphy (Dr.)
LIDAR TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 890
Address
Tannery Road Industrial Estate 14/15
TN9 1RF Tonbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lesley Hanna (Dr.)
Simsoftware Ltd

Participation ended

Bulgaria
Address
Nikolay Haytov 2
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iskra Varbanova-Tsanova (Ms.)
Hovemere Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 348 030
Address
Tannery Road Unit 14/15
TN9 1RF Tonbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Rees (Dr.)
SIMSOFT EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 58 188
Address
Jk Mladost 1 Bl 30 Entry 4 Ap 127
1750 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valentine Penev (Dr.)