Development in the EU funded CleanSky2 programme is taking shape as a leading pressure scanner manufacturer completes the specification stage.
UK based Evolution Measurement have completed the specification stage of the bespoke pressure scanners which will be used during the aircraft aerodynamic testing stage.
EvoScann P10-D scanners will be custom-built to meet the demanding requirements of in-flight aerodynamic testing. Using 10 channels, data will be delivered in true differential measurement.
Specification has been considered to ensure precision, resolution and repeatability. The scanners will be housed in an aluminium case to ensure reliable performance whilst travelling at altitude and they will be positioned into custom-built locations on the horizontal and vertical stabilisers to deliver true accuracy levels. Scanners will also be positioned on the rakes.
Uniquely, up to 12 pressure scanners will be connected in a daisy chain, reducing the length of cable required, whilst delivering readings from each scanner, individually.
Evolution Measurement’s Managing Director, Paul Crowhurst, said, “I am so proud of the contribution our highly skilled engineering team are making, in what will be a game changer for the aircraft industry.”
Paul added, “We are supporting the development of sustainable air travel, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.”
The Clean Sky 2 project is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
Clean Sky’s projects are helping to dramatically slash the air industry’s CO2, other gases and noise footprints by developing new engine architectures, improved wing aerodynamics, lighter composite structures, smarter trajectories, and more electrical on-board energy. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.