Concept and Objectives:
NEEDS and CONCEPTS: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) will be very important for Aeronautics. A study from Goodrich stated: “Structural Health Monitoring shows a great potential in terms of cost savings coming from the benefits it would have on inspections which are currently about 25% of the Life Cycle Cost of an airline”. Some applications are intended to explore the out-of-flight domain conditions However, achieving such goals today is not possible for aeronautics, with the non-intrusiveness, autonomy, size and cost requirements. Eventually, sensing devices need to be built with low power consumption components and to use low power consumption architectures and management, while necessary components or building blocks need to be adapted for aeronautics.
OBJECTIVES: TRIADE will contribute to solving this issue by providing technology building blocks and fully integrated prototypes to achieve power generation, power conservation, embedded powerful intelligence data processing/storage and energy management for structural health monitoring sensing devices in aeronautical applications. TRIADE addresses the AAT-2007 work programme in so far as it integrates new concepts (neural networks), knowledge (energy management) and technologies (SOI) into one application and prototype. Energy management objectives and milestones of TRIADE will be assessed when compared to the following measurable goals: implementing an architecture, where energy management will bridge the gap that exists today between a need of 250 mAh in most modern, comparable products to less than 30 mAh available power in most modern harvesting and storage solutions