2016-2019 REPRISE – Reliable Electro-mechanical actuator for PRImary SurfacE with health monitoring
Funded by the European Union (H2020) Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative
Work programme topics addressed JTI-CS2-2015-CFP02-SYS-03-01
Grant agreement No 717112 (project acronym: REPRISE).
3 partners, total budget 995.000 Eur, 36 months (July 2016-June 2019)
This project is part of the research for the development of electric actuators for primary flight surfaces of small aircrafts. The main objective is to develop condition assessment algorithms, that are able to provide indications on the current “health status” of the electromechanical component, giving quantitative indications for the maintenance programming.
The CAL is in charge for the development of the experimental activity on a real actuator installed on a test bench. The experiments will lead the specimen to a complete failure also by means of overload operation conditions and suitable fault injection, like lubricant partial or complete revomal.
On the basis of the available measurements (currents, position) a Change Detection algorithm will be developed. The algorithm is designed to identify changes in the stochastic properties of one or more time-varying features computed using the physical measurements.
List of published papers
M. Mazzoleni, Y. Maccarana, F. Previdi, G. Pispola, M. Nardi, F. Perni and S. Toro, “Development of a reliable electro-mechanical actuator for primary control surfaces in small aircrafts”, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) , Munich, Germany, 2017, doi: 10.1109/AIM.2017.8014172, ISBN: 978-1-5090-6000-9, ISSN: 2159-6255, pp. 1142-1147. [paper]
F. Previdi, Y. Maccarana, M. Mazzoleni, M. Scandella, G. Pispola and N. Porzi, “Development and Experimental Testing of a Health Monitoring System of Electro-Mechanical Actuators for Small Airplanes,” 26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Zadar, Croatia, 2018, doi:10.1109/MED.2018.8442734 , ISBN: 978-1-5386-7890-9, ISSN: 2473-3504, pp. 673-678. [paper]
M. Mazzoleni, M. Scandella, Y. Maccarana, F. Previdi, G. Pispola, N. Porzi, “Condition assessment of electro-mechanical actuators for aerospace using relative density-ratio estimation”, 18th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID), Stockholm, Sweden, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.09.070 , ISSN: 2405-8963, pp. 957 – 962. [paper]
M. Mazzoleni, M. Scandella, Y. Maccarana, F. Previdi, G. Pispola, N. Porzi, “Condition monitoring of electro-mechanical actuators for aerospace using batch change detection algorithms”, 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA) , Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018. doi:10.1109/CCTA.2018.8511334 , ISBN: 978-1-5386-7698-1, pp. 1747-1752. [paper]
M. Mazzoleni, M. Scandella, L. Maurelli, F. Previdi, “Mechatronics applications of condition monitoring using a statistical change detection method,” in 21st IFAC World Congress, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 92-97, Jul. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2020.12.100 , ISSN: 2405-8963. [paper]
M. Mazzoleni, F. Previdi, M. Scandella and G. Pispola, “Experimental Development of a Health Monitoring Method for Electro-Mechanical Actuators of Flight Control Primary Surfaces in More Electric Aircrafts”, IEEE Access, 2019. , doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2948781 , ISSN: 2169-3536, vol. 7, pp. 153618-153634. [paper]
M. Mazzoleni, F. Previdi, M. Scandella and G. Pispola, “Data on the first endurance activity of a Brushless DC motor for aerospace applications”, Elsevier Data in Brief, 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105153 , ISSN: 2352-3409, vol. 29. [paper]
M. Mazzoleni, G. Di Rito and F. Previdi, “Electro-Mechanical Actuators for the More Electric Aircraft,” in Advances in Industrial Control, Springer International Publishing, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-61799-8, ISBN: 978-3-030-61799-8.
Y. Maccarana. “Health Monitoring of Electro-Mechanical Actuators for primary flight surfaces”, Ph.D. Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Bergamo, 2018, XXI cycle. Supervisor: prof. Fabio Previdi [paper].