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Ergonomic impact and new Functions induced by Active Inceptor integration in CockpiTS

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€464 383
EU Contribution
€464 383
Project Acronym
EFAICTS
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-CS2-CFP07-2017-02
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The EFAICTS project proposes to develop and integrate in Active Side-Stick Units (ASSU), optimised coupling and haptic functions for both Pilot/Co-pilot and Crew/Autopilot interactions. The concepts will be validated through modelling and evaluation on a simulation bench with experienced pilots.

For dual pilot configuration, ASSU technology can provide intuitive tactile cueing in the cockpit — all resulting in increased situational awareness, safety and improved ergonomic, performance and opens a new mode of communication between the pilot and the co-pilot. In addition, with passive inceptors, the principal information transfer from the aircraft to the pilot still remains visual cueing or alarms. Through ASSU, haptic cueing is an efficient and intuitive communication mode with the crew.

EFAICTS project proposes a Human-Centred Design approach, in which the end-users are at the heart of the development, from the beginning to the final evaluation phase. This approach will be applied in the four technical work packages about the flight scenarios definition and evaluation; the PF/PNF/AP interactions and transition phases definition; the specification and development of haptic feedbacks and ergonomic requirements; the evaluation of haptic feedback and ergonomic recommendations. The project will focus on a Tiltrotor aircraft and its specificities since operating as both rotary and fixed wing aircraft and as hybrids in the unique conversion corridor.

The activities and proposed solutions will lead to situational awareness improvement, crew coordination, workload reduction, better performances and weight reduction. All these benefits will result in more competitive aeronautic Industry in Europe a safer and greener aeronautics transport.

The proposed project is lead and conducted by the ONERA and will run over a period of 36 months, with a grant request is of 594,985€. EFAICTS will deliver a TRL6 level ASSU configurations optimised with intuitive coupling and haptic function.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.5.6.
Other Programme
JTI-CS2-2017-CfP07-SYS-02-38 Ergonomic impact and new functions induced by Active Inceptor integration in cockpits

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Office National D'etudes Et De Recherches Aerospatiales
Address
CHEMIN DE LA HUNIERE, 91120 PALAISEAU, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€464 383

Technologies

Technology Theme
Cabin and cockpit design
Technology
Cockpit-based technologies for improved pilot workflow
TRL
TRL 7
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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