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TECVOL-2 Innovative technologies for RPAS autonomous mission management and for their safely integration

Obiettivo

  • As far as the GNC technologies is concerned, the project long term objective is the development, prototyping and validation of HW/SW GNC modules able to guarantee, with an high level of operative efficiency, the autonomous mission management both of a single RPAS and of a fleet of cooperative RPAS's. In particular the innovative GNC system will support the remote pilot for the whole flight mission by taking adequately into account both the changes in the external environment (I,e traffic, no-fly zones, weather, ground orography) and the eventual modifications on the RPAS performance and manoeuvring capabilities induced by vehicle failure and/or malfunction's (ADAPT, UAS-GNC 2.0).
  • As far as the data-link technologies is concerned, the project long-term objective is the development, prototyping and validation of reconfigurable data-link for MALE RPAS. In particular the project will investigate such innovative data-link configurations allowing to modify the user communication functionalities just by means of changes of the the signal processing SW, without any modification to the communication HW system architecture (RECDL-AC)
  • As far as the Weather Situational Awareness technologies is concerned, the project long-term objective is the development, prototyping and validation of an integrated HW/SW system for monitoring and forecasting of the main weather parameters with the final aim to provide to the RPAS operators (pilot, air traffic controller, ..) all the info needed to increase their weather situational awareness and to the overall flight safety level (WSAS)

Attività nel progetto CIRA

System Engineering: HW/SW prototypes system engineering, support for integration of the developed HW/SW prototypes within the FLARE flying lab, HW/SW prototypes configuration

Autonomous GNC: development, prototyping and validation of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) technologies aimed to increase the autonomy level of both a single RAPS and an RPAS fleet.

Reconfigurable Data-Link: development, modelling, prototyping and on ground validation of communication systems for RPAS command and control applications.

Weather Situational Awareness:  development, prototyping and on ground validation of technologies aimed to increase the Weather Situational Awareness in managing the whole RPAS flight mission.

Programma

Le attività del progetto TECVOL-II sono organizzate secondo una road-map temporale che prevede lo sviluppo e validazione di versioni intermedie dei vari prodotti previsti a finire. Ciascuna release prevede l'implementazione di funzionalità addizionali rispetto a quella precedente.

Di seguito una breve descrizione dei principali risultati/prodotti intermedi conseguiti alla data di Luglio 2016, ovvero il cui completamento è previsto entro Dicembre dello stesso anno:

  • Sviluppo, prototipizzazione e dimostrazione in volo sulla piattaforma volante FLARE di un sistema HW/SW EGNOS based, per l'esecuzione in modalità completamente automatica delle manovre di take-off e landing  (LandFLARE.mp4) di un velivolo RPAS (ATOF, ALEV).
  • Sviluppo, prototipizzazione e dimostrazione in volo sulla piattaforma volante FLARE di un sistema prototipale di Autonomous En Route Collision Avoidance Multisensor based (ACAM) per velivoli non cooperanti

(CollisionAvoidance.mp4)

 
  • Sviluppo, prototipizzazione e dimostrazione in volo sulla piattaforma volante FLARE di moduli HW/SW, sia di bordo che di terra, per il pilotaggio da remoto di un velivolo RPAS (RPV.mp4): stazione di controllo remoto con HMI dedicata per il pilota remoto, modulo SW di GNC con funzionalità di remote piloting, automatic flight plan execution, navigation envelope protection and upset recovery, failure detetcion and management (RPV, UAS-GNC 1.0).
  • Progettazione, integrazione e verifica funzionale di una infrastruttura sperimentale (MSC) per la raccolta ed elaborazione di misure meteorologiche da utilizzarsi successivamente per la realizzazione di applicativi SW di Weather Situational Awareness (meteosystem.png)
  • Progettazione, modellizzazione e verifica in laboratorio di un primo modulo del sistema di data-link riconfigurabile.

  • data inizio: Thursday, June 30, 2011
  • durata: 100.00
Monday, September 12, 2016
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
TECVOL-II
On Board Systems and ATM, Electronics and Communications, Territory, Environment and Cultural Heritage, Aeronautics - Technology Integration and Flight Demostrators
The Italian Government, within the framework of the National Aerospace Research Program, founds TECVOL-II project, whose final aim is the development and validation, both on ground and in flight, of innovative technologies for RPAS autonomous mission management and for their safely integration within the civil air traffic environment.
Avionics, Cockpit Systems, Visualisation & Display Systems, Navigation/Flight Management/Autoland, Warning Systems, Communications Systems, Identification, Avionics Integration, Flight Control System, System Failure and Damage Analysis, Environmental Hazard Analysis, On-board Systems Engineering, Fault Tolerant Systems, Navigation Systems
Electronics Lab

 

 

TECVOL-2 Innovative technologies for RPAS autonomous mission management and for their safely integration <img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/TECVOLII.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/tecvol-ii/TECVOL-2 Innovative technologies for RPAS autonomous mission management and for their safely integrationTECVOL-2 Innovative technologies for RPAS autonomous mission management and for their safely integration <ul><li>As far as the GNC technologies is concerned, the project long term objective is the development, prototyping and validation of HW/SW GNC modules able to guarantee, with an high level of operative efficiency, the autonomous mission management both of a single RPAS and of a fleet of cooperative RPAS's. In particular the innovative GNC system will support the remote pilot for the whole flight mission by taking adequately into account both the changes in the external environment (I,e traffic, no-fly zones, weather, ground orography) and the eventual modifications on the RPAS performance and manoeuvring capabilities induced by vehicle failure and/or malfunction's (<strong>ADAPT, UAS-GNC 2.0</strong>).</li><li>As far as the data-link technologies is concerned, the project long-term objective is the development, prototyping and validation of reconfigurable data-link for MALE RPAS. In particular the project will investigate such innovative data-link configurations allowing to modify the user communication functionalities just by means of changes of the the signal processing SW, without any modification to the communication HW system architecture (<strong>RECDL-AC)</strong></li><li>As far as the Weather Situational Awareness technologies is concerned, the project long-term objective is the development, prototyping and validation of an integrated HW/SW system for monitoring and forecasting of the main weather parameters with the final aim to provide to the RPAS operators (pilot, air traffic controller, ..) all the info needed to increase their weather situational awareness and to the overall flight safety level (<strong>WSAS</strong>)</li></ul><p>Le attività del progetto TECVOL-II sono organizzate secondo una road-map temporale che prevede lo sviluppo e validazione di versioni intermedie dei vari prodotti previsti a finire. Ciascuna release prevede l'implementazione di funzionalità addizionali rispetto a quella precedente.</p><p>Di seguito una breve descrizione dei principali risultati/prodotti intermedi conseguiti alla data di Luglio 2016, ovvero il cui completamento è previsto entro Dicembre dello stesso anno:</p><ul><li>Sviluppo, prototipizzazione e dimostrazione in volo sulla piattaforma volante FLARE di un sistema HW/SW EGNOS based, per l'esecuzione in modalità completamente automatica delle manovre di take-off e landing  (<strong>LandFLARE.mp4</strong>) di un velivolo RPAS (<strong>ATOF, ALEV</strong>).</li><li>Sviluppo, prototipizzazione e dimostrazione in volo sulla piattaforma volante FLARE di un sistema prototipale di Autonomous En Route Collision Avoidance Multisensor based (<strong>ACAM</strong>) per velivoli non cooperanti </li></ul><p>(<strong>CollisionAvoidance.mp4</strong>)</p><div style="text-align:center;"> </div><ul><li style="text-align:left;">Sviluppo, prototipizzazione e dimostrazione in volo sulla piattaforma volante FLARE di moduli HW/SW, sia di bordo che di terra, per il pilotaggio da remoto di un velivolo RPAS (<strong>RPV.mp4</strong>): stazione di controllo remoto con HMI dedicata per il pilota remoto, modulo SW di GNC con funzionalità di remote piloting, automatic flight plan execution, navigation envelope protection and upset recovery, failure detetcion and management (<strong>RPV, UAS-GNC 1.0</strong>).</li><li>Progettazione, integrazione e verifica funzionale di una infrastruttura sperimentale <strong>(MSC)</strong> per la raccolta ed elaborazione di misure meteorologiche da utilizzarsi successivamente per la realizzazione di applicativi SW di Weather Situational Awareness (<strong>meteosystem.png)</strong></li><li>Progettazione, modellizzazione e verifica in laboratorio di un primo modulo del sistema di data-link riconfigurabile.</li></ul><p><strong>System Engineering: </strong>HW/SW prototypes system engineering, support for integration of the developed HW/SW prototypes within the FLARE flying lab, HW/SW prototypes configuration </p><p><strong>Autonomous GNC:</strong> development, prototyping and validation of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) technologies aimed to increase the autonomy level of both a single RAPS and an RPAS fleet. </p><p><strong>Reconfigurable Data-Link</strong>: development, modelling, prototyping and on ground validation of communication systems for RPAS command and control applications.</p><p><strong>Weather Situational Awareness:</strong>  development, prototyping and on ground validation of technologies aimed to increase the Weather Situational Awareness in managing the whole RPAS flight mission.</p>2011-06-29T22:00:00Z100.000000000000

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News Aerospace America Journal about the 1st in flight validation of CIRA ACAM prototypehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1019News Aerospace America Journal about the 1st in flight validation of CIRA ACAM prototypeNews Aerospace America Journal about the 1st in flight validation of CIRA ACAM prototypeImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/CA_AerospaceAmerica-900x386.png
Modellazione, simulazione e test di un modulo del Data Link Riconfigurabilehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=49Modelling, simulation and test of one module of the Reconfigurable Data LinkModellazione, simulazione e test di un modulo del Data Link RiconfigurabileImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/RECDL_1.png
Acquisizione dei segnali interni alla FPGA che implementa uno dei moduli del Data Link Riconfigurabilehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=50FPGA internal signals acquisition for the implementation of a module of the Reconfigurable Data LinkAcquisizione dei segnali interni alla FPGA che implementa uno dei moduli del Data Link RiconfigurabileImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/RECDL_2.png
Analisi spettrale del segnale proveniente dal segmento in trasmissione di un modulo del Data Link Riconfigurabilehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=46Spectral analysis of the signal transmitted by a module of the Reconfigurable Data-LinkAnalisi spettrale del segnale proveniente dal segmento in trasmissione di un modulo del Data Link RiconfigurabileImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/RECDL_3.png
Implementazione su demoboard basata su FPGA dei segmenti ricevente e trasmittente di moduli del Data Link Riconfigurabilehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=47Implementation on FPGA-based demo board of transmitting and receiving segments of modules of the Reconfigurable Data-LinkImplementazione su demoboard basata su FPGA dei segmenti ricevente e trasmittente di moduli del Data Link RiconfigurabileImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/RECDL_4.png
Layout position of the subsystems of MSC inside CIRA.https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=48Layout position of the subsystems of MSC inside CIRA.Imagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Meteosystem.png

 Activities

 

 

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 CenterThe CIRA Meteo System Center (MSC) an advanced platform providing multisource aviation-critical weather information with the final aim to increase aeronautic operator’s weather situational awareness and to improve flight safety.
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/MATISSEMATISSEMATISSE is an ArcGIS tool for monitoring and nowcasting meteorological hazards.
ACAM – Autonomous en route Collision Avoidance Multisensor based<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/CA_AerospaceAmerica-900x386.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/tecvol-ii/acam-–-autonomous-en-route-collision-avoidance-multisensor-based/ACAM – Autonomous en route Collision Avoidance Multisensor basedACAM – Autonomous en route Collision Avoidance Multisensor basedIn flight demonstration of a Multi-Sensor-Based Fully Autonomous Non-Cooperative Collision Avoidance System for Unmanned Air Vehicles