An extraordinary technological effort to define air vehicle systems of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define air vehicle systems of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Cluster of enablers: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define the air vehicles of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Capability
Capability: 
To design other on-board systems that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Sub capability: 
To define airborne sensors that enable the minimisation of environmental impact and energy consumption
R&I needs: 
- Develop sensors for environmental impact/atmospheric hazards mitigation - Develop sensors for health monitoring - Develop sensors enabling UAS operations
Achievements
2020: 
* Sensors & sensing function for flight optimisation & health monitoring * Sense & avoid sensors for UASs
2035: 
* Specific atmospheric sensors for optimal flight conditions vs contrails * Sensor for Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) detection capability * Sensors for formation flight capability (relative positioning vs vortex) * Health Monitoring & load control systems supporting more efficient structural design (IVHM&M - Integrated Vehicle HM & Management)

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