This work deals with the safety analysis of an air data system (ADS) partially based on synthetic sensors. The ADS is designed for the small aircraft transportation (SAT) community and is suitable for future unmanned aerial vehicles and urban air mobility applications. The ADS’s main innovation is based on estimation of the flow angles (angle-of-attack and angle-of-sideslip) using synthetic sensors instead of classical vanes (or sensors), whereas pressure and temperature are directly measured with Pitot and temperature probes. As the air data system is a safety-critical system, safety analyses are performed and the results are compared with the safety objectives required by the aircraft integrator. The present paper introduces the common aeronautical procedures for system safety assessment applied to a safety critical system partially based on synthetic sensors. The mean time between failures of ADS’s sub-parts are estimated on a statistical basis in order to evaluate the failure rate of the ADS’s functions. The proposed safety analysis is also useful in identifying the most critical air data system parts and sub-parts. Possible technological gaps to be filled to achieve the airworthiness safety objectives with nonredundant architectures are also identified.
Safety Analysis of a Certifiable Air Data System Based on Synthetic Sensors for Flow Angle Estimation / Lerro, Angelo; Battipede, Manuela. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:7(2021), p. 3127. [10.3390/app11073127]
|Titolo:||Safety Analysis of a Certifiable Air Data System Based on Synthetic Sensors for Flow Angle Estimation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app11073127|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|