RAMPAWARE

Development of a robust cost-effective collision awareness and avoidance system for ground support equipment operating on the airport ramp

 Coordinatore MALLAGHAN ENGINEERING LIMITED 

 Organization address address: COALISLAND ROAD 69
city: DUNGANNON
postcode: BT71 6LA

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Kiera
Cognome: Mckenna
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2887723444
Fax: +44 2887727194

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙647˙354 €
 EC contributo 1˙236˙896 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2012
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-03-01   -   2015-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MALLAGHAN ENGINEERING LIMITED

 Organization address address: COALISLAND ROAD 69
city: DUNGANNON
postcode: BT71 6LA

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Kiera
Cognome: Mckenna
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2887723444
Fax: +44 2887727194

UK (DUNGANNON) coordinator 357˙320.00
2    NAVTECH RADAR LIMITED

 Organization address address: "APPLEDORE, ODUN ROAD 6"
city: BIDEFORD
postcode: EX39 1PT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Richard
Cognome: Poulton
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1235832419
Fax: +44 1235821675

UK (BIDEFORD) participant 331˙890.00
3    WLB LIMITED

 Organization address address: ZINONOS SOZOU (OFFICE 103) 11
city: LEFKOSIA
postcode: 1075

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Silvia
Cognome: Sotiropoulou
Email: send email
Telefono: 35722475621
Fax: 35722475619

CY (LEFKOSIA) participant 272˙225.00
4    NUEVAS SOLUCIONES VIRTUALES SL

 Organization address address: CALLE ROMERO 12 POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL EMPRESARIUM
city: ZARAGOZA
postcode: 50720

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Fernando
Cognome: Rivera Ferrer
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 976 464 544
Fax: +34 976 476 187

ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 218˙154.00
5    AER LINGUS LIMITED

 Organization address address: HEAD OFFICE BUILDING HANGER 6
city: DUBLIN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Owlyn
Cognome: Lane
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 818 365044

IE (DUBLIN) participant 20˙400.00
6    INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON

 Organization address address: MARIA DE LUNA 8
city: ZARAGOZA
postcode: 50018

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pablo
Cognome: Perez Benedi
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 976010000
Fax: +34 976716201

ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 19˙574.00
7    THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

 Organization address address: MIDDLE ASTON HOUSE
city: OXFORDSHIRE
postcode: OX25 5PT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Richard
Cognome: Baker
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1664501501
Fax: +44 1664501589

UK (OXFORDSHIRE) participant 14˙638.00
8    INNORA PROIGMENA TECHNOLOGIKA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES AE

 Organization address address: IOANNOY METAXA 59 KARELAS 59
city: KOROPI ATTIKIS
postcode: 19400

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Xenia
Cognome: Bania
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 6977467158
Fax: +30 2106779888

EL (KOROPI ATTIKIS) participant 2˙695.00

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million    reduce    greatly    direct    solution    safety    ramp    composite    indirect    handling    problem    billion    mm    involving    unnoticed    accuracy    aircraft    weather    gse    ground    sensing    accidents    drivers    damage   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Even without taking into account expected increases in airport capacity, ground handling crews responsible for aircraft turnaround are already operating under time constraints and in highly congested areas, often in difficult weather conditions. The outcome is damage on an extraordinary scale, to the hugely expensive aircraft they are servicing. The direct cost of ground accidents involving Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and their aircraft amounts globally to €1billion annually and a staggering €5billion in indirect costs. As more aircraft manufactured from composite materials come into service, these costs are likely to rise even higher. More worryingly, safety will be compromised as damage to composites can easily go unnoticed.

Existing state-of-the-art technologies cannot address this growing problem. The Ramp-Aware project will develop a novel system for sensing the location of GSE in relation to aircraft, thereby greatly reducing the number of costly collisions between GSE and aircraft. This system will provide a robust solution for its environment, by achieving the following objectives: specialist short range radar capable of 50mm ranging accuracy at 30m from aircraft with a vehicle orientation detection accuracy of 0.1° in all weather conditions and a GSE positional tracking system with overall accuracy of 50mm.

Using this solution the project expects to comprehensively address the problem of accidents involving GSE & aircraft on the ramp. In doing so, we will deliver €42.02 million revenue with a profit of €10.95 million to the SME partners after 5 years. This will lead to the creation of over 200 highly skill jobs, greatly reduce the enormous direct and indirect costs of damage for ground handling providers and airlines, alleviate travel disruptions to passengers, make the job of the ground handler more manageable and safer, reduce the emerging threat of unnoticed damage to composite aircraft which will maintain and improve air safety standards.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU group is developing tools that prevent drivers of aircraft support vehicles from colliding with parked aeroplanes. The system employs several sensing and navigation methods plus analysis software, which together alert drivers about proximity.

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