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TRIMIS

Modular and Integrated Digital Probe for SAT Aircraft Air Data System

MIDAS

Modular and Integrated Digital Probe for SAT Aircraft Air Data System

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

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.

Methodology: 

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, initial 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.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
JTI-CS2-2017-CfP07-SYS-03-14 Development of Digital Integrated Multifunction Probe for Air Data Sensing [SAT]
Lead Organisation: 

Politecnico Di Torino

Address: 
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi
10129 Torino
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€373,750
Partner Organisations: 

Selt Srl

Address: 
VIALE DELLE INDUSTRIE 13/22
20020 ARESE - MI
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€479,938

Istituto Nazionale Di Ricerca Metrologica

Address: 
STRADA DELLE CACCE 91
10135 TORINO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€95,000
Technologies: 
Development phase: