A growth rate of 5% p.a. is expected in the passenger and freight transport in the civil aviation industry. At the same time, socio-economic and ecological requirements are increasing. One contribution to solve these challenges is the development of standardised concepts of avionic systems.
The first generation of these avionic computers, the so-called IMA (integrated modular avionic) is currently used in the Airbus A380.
Thanks to the extension of the definitions in standardised computer modules and functions, a universal reusability can be realized: Reusability in the whole airplane and in all system applications will be possible. Associated with this, it is strived for a maximum of automation and clarity.
In conclusion, the project is based on the following objectives:
- Increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of the airplanes thanks to shorter development cycles.
- Minimisation of the maintenance works and increase of the system availability.
A possible technological leap for commercial avionic structures could reduce the development costs vastly
The InAS project was divided into several subprojects:
WP1: Project Management
WP2: structures on A/C level
WP3: Platform structures
WP4: Development process and tools
The original objectives could be maintained during the project period. The planned objectives could be reached.
Findings of the study are published by a final report (German only), which is available online via the Technical Information Library (TIB) of the Hannover University: http://edok01.tib.uni-hannover.de/edoks/e01fb11/659207915.pdf
Further information is available here: http://edok01.tib.uni-hannover.de/edoks/e01fb11/644277319.pdf