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SENSors and certifiable hybrid architectures FOR safer aviation in ICing Environment

SENS4ICE

SENSors and certifiable hybrid architectures FOR safer aviation in ICing Environment

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Background & policy context: 

Modern aeroplanes are well equipped to cope with most common icing conditions. However, some conditions consisting of supercooled large droplets (SLD) have been the cause of tragic accidents over the last three decades. It was proven that there are certain types of aircraft which are not robust against these conditions as ice can form on unprotected areas of the lifting surfaces leading to loss of control. Consequently, authorities addressed these safety concerns by issuing new certification rules under Appendix O to ensure that future aircraft remain controllable in these conditions and can exit safely upon detection. Hence, the key to increasing overall aviation icing safety is the early and reliable detection of icing conditions to allow the necessary actions to be taken by the flight crew. 

Objectives: 

SENS4ICE (SENSors and certifiable hybrid architectures for safer aviation in ICing Environment) directly addresses this need for reliable detection and discrimination of icing conditions. It proposes that an intelligent way to cope with the complex problem of ice detection is the hybridisation of different detection techniques: direct sensing of atmospheric conditions and/or ice accretion on the airframe, combined with indirect techniques in which the change of aircraft characteristics with ice accretion on the airframe is detected. SENS4ICE will address the development, test, validation, and maturation of the different detection principles, the hybridisation - in close cooperation with regulators to provide an acceptable means of compliance - and the final airborne demonstration of technology capabilities in relevant natural icing conditions. The contribution of SENS4ICE to increase aviation safety will be achieved by an international consortium of 19 partners (13 EU, 6 non-EU) with contributions from Brazil, Russia and the US. The 4-year project requests an overall EU-funding of 6.6M€ and benefits from a further 5.4M€ of activities being provided by the non-EU partners.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MG-2-5-2018 Innovative technologies for improving aviation safety and certification in icing conditions (InCo flagship)
Lead Organisation: 

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€2,220,599
Partner Organisations: 

L - Up Sas

Address: 
Avenue De Friedland 32
75008 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€269,188

Embraer Sa

Address: 
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima 2170
Sao Jose Dos Campos -
12227 901
Brazil
EU Contribution: 
€0

Zodiac Aerosafety Systems

Address: 
RUE PIERRE CURIE 61
78370 PLAISIR
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,029,796

Avions De Transport Regional

Address: 
Allee Pierre-Nadot 1
31712 Blagnac
France
EU Contribution: 
€524,664

Honeywell International Sro

Address: 
V Parku Chodov 2325/16
148 00 Praha
Czech Republic
EU Contribution: 
€367,900

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig

Address: 
Pockelsstrasse
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€202,938

Office National D' Etudes Et De Recherches Aérospatiales

Address: 
29, avenue de la Division Leclerc
BP72 CHÂTILLON CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€328,950

Federal State Unitary Enterprise Aerohydrodynamic Institute

Address: 
1, Zhykovsky str.
ZHUKOVSKY, MOSCOW REG
140180
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0

Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali Scpa

Address: 
Via Maiorise s/n
81043 CAPUA (CE)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€203,091

Leonardo - Societa Per Azioni

Address: 
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
195 Roma
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€143,559

Instituto Nacional De Técnica Aeroespacial

Address: 
Carretera de Ajalvir Km 4,5
28850 TORREJON DE ARDOZ
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€100,521

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Address: 
3 rue Michel-Ange
75794 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€546,025

Central Aerological Observatory

Address: 
PERVOMAYSKAYA STREET 3
DOLGOPRUDNY
141700
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0

Aerotex Uk Llp

Address: 
Westmead House Westmead
Farnborough Hants
GU14 7LP
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€175,584

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Limited

Address: 
FOURTH FLOOR, PENROSE BUSINESS CENTER, PENROSE WHARF, PENROSE QUAY
T23
Cork
Ireland
EU Contribution: 
€474,995

State Research Institute Of Aviation Systems

Address: 
Victorenko
Moscow
125319
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0
Technologies: 
Development phase: