Experiments on an aircraft flight parameter detection by on-skin sensors

Sergio Callegari, Michele Zagnoni, A. Golfarelli, M. Tartagni, A. Talamelli, P. Proli, A. Rossetti

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Abstract

Air speed and flight attitude angles are fundamental parameters for manual of automatic control of flying bodies. Conventional measurement methods rely on probes (e.g. Pitot tubes or vanes) having a one-to-one correspondence with the physical quantities of interest and requiring specific placements. Here, a novel measurement approach is proposed, relying on indirect measurement and on a plurality of pressure readings made by thin capacitive sensors directly placed on the aircraft skin. A redundant number of probes relaxes the accuracy requirements posed on the individual units and helps achieving fault detection or fault tolerance. A strategy for efficiently processing/combining sensor data is herein presented together with an error propagation analysis, and experimental data.

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Keywords

  • aeronautical measurement system
  • flight attitude
  • capacitive sensor
  • sensor array
  • aircraft skin
  • indirect measurement

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Callegari, S., Zagnoni, M., Golfarelli, A., Tartagni, M., Talamelli, A., Proli, P., & Rossetti, A. (2006). Experiments on an aircraft flight parameter detection by on-skin sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 130-131, 155-165 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2005.12.026
Callegari, Sergio ; Zagnoni, Michele ; Golfarelli, A. ; Tartagni, M. ; Talamelli, A. ; Proli, P. ; Rossetti, A. / Experiments on an aircraft flight parameter detection by on-skin sensors. In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 2006 ; Vol. 130-131. pp. 155-165 .
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Experiments on an aircraft flight parameter detection by on-skin sensors. / Callegari, Sergio; Zagnoni, Michele; Golfarelli, A.; Tartagni, M.; Talamelli, A.; Proli, P.; Rossetti, A.

In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 130-131, 14.08.2006, p. 155-165 .

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