7.4 Big Data Tooling and Usage Perspectives in the Airbus Helicopters Test Center
- ettc2022 - European Test and Telemetry Conference
2022-05-10 - 2022-05-12
- 7. Data Management Applications
- N. Brisset - Airbus Helicopters, Marignane (France)
- 175 - 181
In the past years, Airbus Group has been investing into Big Data by developing and setting up infrastructures and backends which have already been presented in various papers. The platform has now reached sufficient maturity to be usable for concrete work and while work is continuing on the backends to improve performance and features, the emphasis is gradually shifting towards end-user tools and operational use cases, among others in the testing domain. New possibilities are appearing, but it also requires some changes in mindsets as commonly used approaches and habits need to be challenged. This paper will discuss these aspects, focusing on tests performed during development and covering in particular: Typical types and volume of data generated during testing, The need for appropriate data retention policies, New opportunities brought by big data, An overview of the palette of tools now available for Airbus Helicopters testers – and SDRs alike – as well as the different use cases it covers, How some historic data analysis and plotting tools like Sandra can be connected to the big data infrastructure, Some discussion on challenges and ideas to achieve digital continuity through all test means, from simulation through rigs to flight tests.