The increasing interest for adopting electromechanical actuators (EMAs) on aircraft demands improved diagnostic and prognostic methodologies to be applied to such systems in order to guarantee acceptable levels of reliability and safety. While diagnostics methods and techniques can help prevent fault propagation and performance degradation, prognostic methods can be applied in tandem to reduce maintenance costs and increase overall safety by enabling predictive and condition-based maintenance schedules. In this work, a predictive approach for EMAs friction torque estimation is proposed. The algorithm is based on the reconstruction of the residual torque in mechanical transmissions. The quantity is then sampled and an artificial neural network (ANN) is used to obtain an estimation of the current health status of the transmission. Early results demonstrate that such an approach can predict the transmission health status with good accuracy.
A New Method for Friction Estimation in EMA Transmissions / Quattrocchi, Gaetano; Iacono, Alessandro; Berri, Pier C.; Dalla Vedova, Matteo D. L.; Maggiore, Paolo. - In: ACTUATORS. - ISSN 2076-0825. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:8(2021), p. 194. [10.3390/act10080194]
|Titolo:||A New Method for Friction Estimation in EMA Transmissions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/act10080194|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|