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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.
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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)

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AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 552

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 246 360

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 55 178

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 978

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 68 860

Active Space Technologies, Actividades Aeroespaciais S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 60 006

AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (ADSE) BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 123 796

PHOTONIC SCIENCE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 260 952

SENSL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 141 298

LIDAR TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 890

Simsoftware Ltd

Bulgaria

Hovemere Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 348 030

SIMSOFT EOOD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 58 188

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213254

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 042 503,79

  • EU contribution

    € 2 206 286

Coordinated by:

SULA SYSTEMS LTD.

United Kingdom

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