4.2 Tailoring Flight Test Instrumentation with Additive Manufacturing
- ettc2022 - European Test and Telemetry Conference
2022-05-10 - 2022-05-12
- 4. Sensors
- A. Machnik, T. Decker - Vectoflow GmbH, Gilching (Germany), R. Ashworth - Evolution Measurement Ltd, Andover (United Kingdom)
- 99 - 104
The project “Surface Module Approach for Rapid Testing in Flight Test Instrumentation” (SMART-FTI) is part of the “Clean Sky 2 - Joint Undertaking” (CS2). Innovative aerodynamic measurement technology is being developed and the preliminary results are shown in this paper. With the design freedom of additive manufacturing or “3D-printing”, measurement equipment can be tailored to seamlessly integrate into the loft of any aircraft. Through topology optimization, weight saving measures are applied while keeping strength to allow for flight test applications. The direct integration of the data acquisition (DAQ) into measurement modules supports quick and easy assembly as well as high frequency pneumatic measurements. A fully integrated aerodynamic measurement system approach with PTPv2 – IEEE 1588 is a novelty in FTI.