HECTOR

Źródło finansowania projektu: 
2008 - 2010
HECTOR
Helicopter fuselage crack monitoring and prognosis through on-board sensor network
English

The main purpose of the project is to propose modelling techniques for the analysis of multiple sensors in producing a unified and comprehensive methods for identification, monitoring and prognosis of potential damages (like cracks) in the fuselage of a helicopter. This goal is to be achieved through the combined use of advanced models for the assessment of the state of stress in the system and the identification of likely areas of nucleation and growth of cracks, and the use of a network of on-board sensors of last generation (Comparative Vacuum Monitoring, Optical Fibre Sensors, Crack Propagation Gauges, etc). It will be mainly addressed the improvement of the fuselage modelling methodologies and there will be opportunity to include techniques in the area of computational sensor data analysis, event diagnosis and prognosis.
Particular attention will be also paid to methods to elaborate the sensor network data with the purpose to create a reliable and robust system for on-line fuselage health monitoring.
Thus the final research aim is to obtain a reliable method to assess the damage accumulated in the fuselage by means of an on-line and advanced prognostic models that allow the definition in real time of a plan for periodic and special inspections. The results, based on the methodology described above, could be applied on a model of military helicopter. Concerning military applications, the project focuses on improvement of four key factors using the proposed SHM system:

    safety;
    reliability;
    performance;
    reduction of maintenance cost of helicopters.

These issues are extremely important in military scenario where hostile environment and accidental load play an important role. In addition, considering the cost of a new machine and thus the possibility to perform life extension program of existing machine, SHM can improve life of ageing airframe without reduce safety.

Partners: 
ITA
POLIMI - Politecnico di Milano, Dip.to di Meccanica
ITA
AUGUSTAWESTLAND - Agusta Westland S.p.A.
ITA
VITROCISET - Vitrociset S.p.A.
ITA
CMR - Consorzio Milano Ricerche
GRC
LTSM-UP - University of Patras, Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Laboratory of Technology & Strength of Materials
NOR
SINTEF - SINTEF ICT
SVK
UNIZA - University of Zilina, Dept. of Telecommunication and Multimedia
POL
AGH, Katedra Telekomunikacji
Contact person: 
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Janusz
Gozdecki
Ph.D
adiunkt
room: 
D5/123
phone: 
+48 12 6174806
email: 
gozdecki@agh.edu.pl
www: 
kt.agh.edu.pl
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Janusz Gozdecki otrzymał tytuł magistra inżyniera w r. 1995 oraz stopień doktora nauk technicznych w dziedzinie telekomunikacja w r. 2010 na Wydziale Elektrotechniki Automatyki i Elektroniki Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej w Krakowie. Obecnie pracuje jako adiunkt w Katedrze Telekomunikacji Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej. Jego zainteresowania są związane z sieciami bezprzewodowymi. Jest recenzentem w czasopismach i konferencjach międzynarodowych. Pracuje bądź pracował aktywnie w takich projektach europejskich, jak: MOBYDICK, DAIDALOS I, DAIDALOS II, CONTENT, CARMEN, MEDUSA, HECTOR, FLAVIA i PROACTIVE. Uczestniczy również w realizacji projektów badawczych finansowanych przez Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego oraz projektów dla przemysłu. Jest zaangażowany w proces standaryzacji architektury GANA dla ETSI. Jest współautorem sześciu książek oraz kilkudziesięciu publikacji naukowych.

Additional information: 

Janusz Gozdecki received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland in 1995 and 2010, respectively. In 1995 he joined AGH-UST as a researcher. Now, he works as an assistant professor at the Department of Telecommunications. His general research interests are in wireless networks and quality of service in IP networks. He is a reviewer for international journals and conferences. He has actively participated in several European projects (BTI, MOBYDICK, DAIDALOS I, DAIDALOS II, CARMEN, MEDUSA, HECTOR, FLAVIA, PROACTIVE) as well as grants supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.Janusz Gozdecki is the co-author of six books and over 60 research papers.

Data_startu_projektu: 
June, 2008