Development in the EU funded H2020 CleanSky2 program is taking shape as a consortium including a leading pressure scanner manufacturer completes the specification stage.
UK-based, Evolution Measurement have completed the specification stage of the bespoke pressure scanners which will be used during the RACER aircraft’s aerodynamic testing stage.
EvoScann scanners will be custom-built to meet the requirements of in-flight aerodynamic testing. Using a variety of channel configurations, data will be delivered in absolute and true differential measurement modes.
Specification has been considered to ensure precision, resolution and repeatability. The scanners will be housed in bespoke cases to ensure reliable performance whilst in the flight condition and they will be positioned into custom-built locations on the horizontal and vertical stabilisers to deliver true ultra-high fidelity measurements. Scanners will also be positioned on the rakes being produced by consortium partners Vectoflow and Any-Shape.
Uniquely, scanners will be connected in a daisy chain configuration, reducing the length of cables required, whilst delivering readings from each scanner, individually.
“I am so proud of the contribution our highly skilled engineering team are making, in what will be a game changer for the aircraft flight-test industry,” said Paul Crowhurst, Evolution Measurement’s managing director. He added, “We are supporting the development of sustainable air travel, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.”