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MIDAS - Modular and Integrated Digital Probe for SAT Aircraft Air Data System

37 mesi (2018 - 2021)
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Ricerca UE - JTI - Clean Sky
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The main objective of the MIDAS project is to design and manufacture a smart and fully integrated air data probe (ADP) for SAT applications, characterized by the following features: reduced size and weight; reduced power consumption; improved reliability; fully-integrated with the onboard communication bus; fault tolerant, thanks to the health monitoring functionalities: The ADP will be delivered after: a thorough test campaign for verification and validation of the manufactured system; environmental requirement verification (Temperature, Vibration, Icing, EMI/EMC). Quality is ensured by the documented traceability of measurement results. In order to achieve these targets, the solution will include key enabling innovative technologies such as: single Line-Replaceable Unit (LRU) with the capability of communicating with other FBW control system devices through a standard legacy (e.g. Arinc429, CanBUS Arinc825) and innovative communication bus (e.g. AFDX). As a further step it may be evaluated the introduction of a AFDX over fibre link channel to furtherly drastically reduce wiring weight on the aircraft, signals crosstalk and susceptibility and to increase the overall system reliability; optimized fail-safe architecture; innovative air data strategies to implement virtual sensors with the aim to reduce the use of physical probes; redundant power supply and advanced health monitoring (hardware and software) based on previous partners experience exploiting power-up, initiatial and continuous built-in test; advanced air data algorithms focused on air data system optimization, based on partners previous experience; anti-ice capability using automatic heater in order to avoid holes occlusion due to ice formation; complete sensors characterisation, calibration and target uncertainty evaluation.

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Costo totale progetto: € 1.154.375,00
Contributo totale progetto: € 948.687,50
Costo totale PoliTo: € 373.750,00
Contributo PoliTo: € 373.750,00