Unmenned airplane will be safer thanks to intelligent monitoring
Added on Fri July 31st, 2020
Unmanned aircraft become safer, thanks to a new structural monitoring system that forecasts flight loads and identifies impacts on the aircraft in real time. This was developed by researchers at the Politecnico di Milano, at the head of the Samas-Shm (Application to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems-Structural Health Monitoring) project promoted by the European Defence Agency.
The three-year project, started in 2017, has two main targets. The first goal is the realization of a load monitoring system using real and virtual sensors. These sensors are able to combine statistical framework the numerical simulation knowledge of the structure and the data acquired online on board the aircraft. The second task is the development of an impact monitoring system capable of detecting possible impacts, locating them and quantifying their force.
To meet these needs, researcher has designed and implemented an intelligent detection system that has already been tested. They tested the load monitoring system during the flight; the impact monitoring system, instead, was tested on the ground. Both technology demonstrators gave the expected results and highlighted the reliability of the system.
Read the Italian article of ANSA.
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