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Monday, July 25, 2016
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Aeronautics
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Aeronautics
Aeronautics - Technology Integration and Flight Demostrators, Safety and Security, Fluid Mechanics, Electronics and Communications, Environmental Impact of Air Transport, Diagnostic Methodologies and Advanced Measurement Techniques, Propulsion, On Board Systems and ATM, Adptive Structures, Structures and Materials, Software Development and Virtual Reality

Activities in the AERONAUTICAL sector follow various lines of research: Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing aircraft, Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Propulsion systems, On-board systems, Sustainability, Reliability and Safety.

Aeronautical transport is constantly evolving and pursuing ambitious objectives aimed at reducing environmental impact and ensuring cost-effectiveness.

Since 2016, the R&TD activities at CIRA have integrated short-term goals with new activities involving the strengthening of skills in accordance with the international scenario. CIRA is committed to monitoring and developing a series of technological lines that involve, in a multidisciplinary way, various thematic areas like aerodynamics, propulsion, advanced materials, structures, avionics, and the integration of these technologies in demonstrators and airborne platforms.

The strategic lines of Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing aircraft provide CIRA with efficient and state-of-the-art tools for design and testing, as well as systems of multidisciplinary analysis. All this helps to evaluate the technological impact of the identified solutions and prepare an environment for research and development.

The aviation scenario in Europe, defined by the experts of the European Commission (ref. Flightpath 2050 Europe's Vision for Aviation), is characterised by the coexistence, in non-segregated airspace and at airports, of transport aircraft and Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The current lines of development at CIRA are in line with this European scenario and include technologies for unmanned aircraft, (Automatic management of the flight plan, Failure Detection and Management, Detect & Avoid, Automatic Take-Off and Landing), and evolving technologies like aerostructures (Health Monitoring) and auxiliary on-board systems (anti-icing/de-icing, diagnostics and prognostics).

In the case of Avionic Systems for UAS aircraft, CIRA intends to play an important role in developing various operational scenarios involving increasing autonomy, like the "pilot-in-the-loop" of RPAS in controlled airspace, the "autonomous" management of RPAS aircraft of high operating efficiency, and the "autonomous and cooperative" management of a fleet of RPAS aircraft of high operating efficiency. 

In the context of Propulsion systems, the main activities concern the development of green & efficient propulsion systems (including hybrid, thermal, electric and diesel ones), as well as the development of innovative and ultra-efficient propulsion systems, in order to reduce emissions of CO2 (by 75%), NOx (by 90%) and perceived noise (by 65%).

As regards Sustainability, Reliability and Safety, CIRA is committed to the sustainable development of the Air Transport System (ATS), Integrity Engineering, the use of autonomous systems for difficult missions, and the protection of critical infrastructures.

Monday, July 25, 2016

 

 

Completion of TELEMACO projecthttps://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/aeromobili-pilotati-da-remoto-e-non-pilotati/telemaco/completion-of-telemaco-project/Completion of TELEMACO projectCompletion of TELEMACO projectLast December TELEMACO reached its natural deadline. The project was aimed at the development of enabling technologies to the design of an innovative Synthetic Aperture Radar based on Forward Looking technique (FLoSAR) that “looks” in front of the aircraft on which it is installed.

 

 

MATISSE<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/Matisse.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/tecvol-ii/matisse/MATISSEMATISSE
MSC-Meteo System Center<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/Meteosystem.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/tecvol-ii/msc-meteo-system-center/MSC-Meteo System CenterMSC-Meteo System Center
First Annual Review of the GAINS Project<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/UniNOTT.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/ice-and-systems-of-protection/gains/progetto-gains-1st-annual-review/First Annual Review of the GAINS ProjectFirst Annual Review of the GAINS Project

 

 

Aeronautics<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/img_med_Aeronautica_56.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/AeronauticsAeronautics<p style="text-align:justify;">Activities in the<strong> AERONAUTICAL sector </strong>follow various lines of research: Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing aircraft, Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Propulsion systems, On-board systems, Sustainability, Reliability and Safety. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Aeronautical transport is constantly evolving and pursuing ambitious objectives aimed at reducing environmental impact and ensuring cost-effectiveness. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Since 2016, the R&TD activities at CIRA have integrated short-term goals with new activities involving the strengthening of skills in accordance with the international scenario. CIRA is committed to monitoring and developing a series of technological lines that involve, in a multidisciplinary way, various thematic areas like aerodynamics, propulsion, advanced materials, structures, avionics, and the integration of these technologies in demonstrators and airborne platforms. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The strategic lines of <strong>Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing aircraft </strong>provide CIRA with efficient and state-of-the-art tools for design and testing, as well as systems of multidisciplinary analysis. All this helps to evaluate the technological impact of the identified solutions and prepare an environment for research and development.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The aviation scenario in Europe, defined by the experts of the European Commission (ref. Flightpath 2050 Europe's Vision for Aviation), is characterised by the coexistence, in non-segregated airspace and at airports, of transport aircraft and <strong>Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)</strong>.<strong> </strong>The current lines of development at CIRA are in line with this European scenario and include technologies for unmanned aircraft, (Automatic management of the flight plan, Failure Detection and Management, Detect & Avoid, Automatic Take-Off and Landing), and evolving technologies like aerostructures (Health Monitoring) and auxiliary on-board systems (anti-icing/de-icing, diagnostics and prognostics). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the case of <strong>Avionic Systems </strong>for UAS aircraft, CIRA intends to play an important role in developing various operational scenarios involving increasing autonomy, like the "pilot-in-the-loop" of RPAS in controlled airspace, the "autonomous" management of RPAS aircraft of high operating efficiency, and the "autonomous and cooperative" management of a fleet of RPAS aircraft of high operating efficiency.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the context of <strong>Propulsion systems</strong>, the main activities concern the development of green & efficient propulsion systems (including hybrid, thermal, electric and diesel ones), as well as the development of innovative and ultra-efficient propulsion systems, in order to reduce emissions of CO2 (by 75%), NOx (by 90%) and perceived noise (by 65%).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As regards<strong> Sustainability, Reliability and Safety</strong>, CIRA is committed to the sustainable development of the Air Transport System (ATS), Integrity Engineering, the use of autonomous systems for difficult missions, and the protection of critical infrastructures.</p>

 Research Lines

 

 

Aircraft Propulsion Systems <img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/PROPULSORI%20AERONAUTICI.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/aeronautical-propellers/Aircraft Propulsion SystemsAircraft Propulsion Systems In this context, research activities focus on the development of advanced, efficient and green propulsion systems, and electric systems, thermal/electric hybrid systems and diesel systems in particular.
Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/RPAS%20FLARE%20IMG_3888.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/aeromobili-pilotati-da-remoto-e-non-pilotati/Autonomous and Remotely Piloted AircraftAutonomous and Remotely Piloted AircraftSince 2002, CIRA has consistently worked to improve the performance of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in keeping with the European and national scenario, by developing enabling technologies for unmanned aircraft and innovative aerostructures and on-board auxiliary systems.
Fixed-wing Aircraft<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/Ala-fissa%20aeap9_b.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/fixed-wing-air-vehicle/Fixed-wing AircraftFixed-wing AircraftIn the context of fixed-wing aircraft, CIRA has taken on the new challenges of innovative propulsion systems, lower environmental impact and financial sustainability that require a rethinking of many approaches to design, starting with the configuration of the aircraft.
Ice Accretion and Protection Systems<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/GHIACCIO-011.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/ice-and-systems-of-protection/Ice Accretion and Protection SystemsIce Accretion and Protection SystemsIn recent years there has been renewed interest in the issues relating to flying in conditions where ice can form. There are many reasons for this renewed interest.
On-board Systems and ATM<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/drone.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/On-board Systems and ATMOn-board Systems and ATMThe growing use of unmanned aircraft and the expected increase in civilian air traffic call for the development of more effective, efficient and autonomous on-board avionics systems. CIRA is committed to the development of new generation avionics systems for unmanned aircraft and innovative cockpits for manned aircraft.
Rotary-wing Aircraft<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/ALA%20ROTANTE.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/velivoli-ad-ala-rotante/Rotary-wing AircraftRotary-wing AircraftRotary wing aircraft, or rotorcraft, play a key role in public services (Search & Rescue and medical emergency), monitoring, regional transport, and Oil & Gas missions. Their use in a resilient and integrated air transport system poses new challenges in terms of research and development.
Safety and Security of Air Transport<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/DASAIMG.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/safety-e-security-air-transport/Safety and Security of Air TransportSafety and Security of Air TransportCIRA addresses the technological challenges in this area with research into: sustainable development of the ATS, Integrity Engineering, the use of autonomous systems for critical missions, and critical infrastructure protection.