PRODDIA® AERO 3.0 – ADVANCED STRUCTURAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT (SHM) FOR AIRCRAFT

Brochure Proddia AERO

PRODDIA® AERO is an integrated Structural Health Management system that provides key information on the structural condition of aircraft to O&M decision makers. With in-service visibility of structural integrity at fleet, system and component level, it increases availability and reduces O&M costs. PRODDIA AERO is the most advanced platform for Structural Health Monitoring, Operational Loads Monitoring and Damage Tolerance Analysis of in-service aircraft.


Version 3.0 highlights

New rainflow cycle counting – accurately estimate your aircraft load counts and control its remaining useful life. Explore your flight structural data and check in detail where during the flight the most loads are observed.

Enhanced support for Operational Loads Monitoring (OLM) and Damage Tolerance Analysis (DTA) - with enhanced OLM and DTA support, PRODDIA 3.0 can be deployed in support of aircraft life extension or role change programmes. The enhanced architecture supports multiple OLM inputs including strain gauges, accelerometers and flight data with the ability to apply advance algorithms across the data stream. Additional DTA features enable the analysis of a single hyper-instrumented asset as a reference for fleet wide analysis.

Improved analysis features – now much easier to re-run algorithms on captured flight data with adjusted parameters enabling more efficient what-if analyses and deeper insight into structural status.

Distributed components – improved damage detection methods using enhanced distributed components. Efficicent and scalable.


Benefits

Applicable to any aircraft type (fixed wind, rotorcraft, UAV) with any combination of structural arrangement and materials, PRODDIA® AERO enables:

Increased Platform Availability - PRODDIA® AERO enables more operation hours of the platforms from the continuous analysis of monitored

components/substructures.

Significant Reduction in O&M Expenditure - PRODDIA® AERO enables more cost-effective O&M operations through the continuous monitoring of key structures and state of art diagnostics and prognostics. PRODDIA® AERO detects, localizes and estimates severity, of structural misbehavior and also estimates the Remaining Useful Life (RUL) of the monitored components.

Analysis and planning of aircraft life extension - PRODDIA® AERO supports the analysis of operational loads required during life extension or role change programmes.

Optimize scheduled structural inspections – PRODDIA® AERO can be implemented to support a Scheduled Structural Health Monitoring (S-SHM) program reducing costs for intensive structural inspections.

Increasing Design Insight -PRODDIA® AERO results can be incorporated in future design cycles of similar components or used as verification and validation of new designs.


Features

SHM in the maintenance loop – mobile version featuring augmented reality overlaying diagnosis results while performing maintenance operations. Project damage information on the real component, thus increasing the awareness on the structural issues, and supporting the operator to pinpoint damage with precision.

Advanced diagnosis engine – the PRODDIA diagnosis engine includes a multi-damage scenario that significantly extends the effective damage

detection area.

Information extraction tools - A toolset of digital processing functions to enable in depth information extraction. This analytical module provides the expert the power to drill down into raw signals and perform data matching analysis.

Programmable artificial structures excitation - Proddia® can command actuators to make structures vibrate with a specific profile and in a pre-determined schedule. This is crucial when no auto excitation is capable of exciting a structure for fault detection, as is the case of aircrafts on the ground.

Explore Information at Different Levels - Relevant information is visualized and explored effectively and intuitively with PRODDIA® 3.0 AERO Workbench.

Additionally, a different customized version for field operations is available. Indication of damage estimate mapped with color-coded severity on the component model and correct physical location are available without loss of information coherence in all different devices.

Manage Efficiently Dispersed and Distant Assets - PRODDIA® AERO is implemented under a flexible architecture enabling the coexistence of a distributed database and an unlimited processing centres and workbenches. Enabling a scalable solution for a large number of moving and distant assets.

Data Acquisition Systems and Sensor Network - PRODDIA® AERO is capable of using a reduced number of sensors to achieve very high integral component status with an extremely high degree of reliability. Using mainly COTS solutions PRODDIA® AERO works with a wide spectrum of sensor technologies and DAQ systems.

Diagnosis, Prognosis and Sensor Data Integrity Technologies - PRODDIA® AERO diagnosis and prognosis are based on VS2® Core Technology, a

patented technology enabling high effective combination of model and experimental data for superior diagnosis and prognosis of structural status. PRODDIA® AERO can also analyze the quality and consistency of raw data from physical sensors enabling a precise distinction of sensor and structural damage.

Integration with Other Systems - PRODDIA® AERO 3.0 can integrate third-party analysis algorithms in the processing centre component and the information generated can be easily integrated into O&M systems. Additionally, integration with current HUMS or IVHM systems are supported.

Data integrity and accuracy - PRODDIA® AERO effectively combines model and experimental data through a patented technology and uses a low number of sensors to achieve an accurate diagnosis and prognosis of the structural status with an extremely high degree of reliability. Additionally, the system is able to analyze the quality and consistency of raw data from physical sensors.

Distributed and redundant architecture - PRODDIA® AERO is implemented under a flexible architecture where a multi-master database and unlimited processing centers and workbenches can coexist, thus enabling a scalable cloud-ready solution.


Deployment in three steps

PRODDIA® AERO enables an unparalleled easiness in the deployment of an SHM system, and complies with SAE International ARP6461 - Guidelines for Implementation of Structural Health Monitoring on Fixed Wing Aircraft.

System Analysis - PRODDIA® AERO enables an unparalleled easiness in the deployment of a SHM system. From an initial evaluation of the CONOPS associated with the O&M operations, sensor technology and notional CAD, a global SHM systems architecture is defined, the sensor position established and the diagnosis & prognosis models setup.

Deployment - PRODDIA® AERO components are installed on the aircraft (sensors & DAQ) and also at the GCS for O&M operations. The intrinsic distributed architecture enables seamless integration of several processing centres and workbench's and the integrated management of a very large number of aircraft on the same PRODDIA® AERO installation.

Field Usage - In every operational predefined period PRODDIA® AERO will retrieve information from the sensorized components in aircraft through DAQ and passed to GCS for processing. The information about the damage status and the actualization reliability information will be computed.