Electromagnetic compatibility in aeroplanes
The HIRF-SE European project, which has been carried out over the last four years, has developed numerical simulation methods to assess the electromagnetic compatibility of aeroplanes and helicopters in the design phase and in the final validation for certification. The opportunity to assess the electromagnetic behaviour of the wiring and structure, taking into account the new materials used in aeronautics and before the final prototype of the aircraft is available, helps to considerably shorten the expensive certification and qualification stage.
The UPC’s Electromagnetic Compatibility Group worked on various tasks in this project. It developed post-processing and validation techniques for the simulation results. In addition, it participated in the test campaigns, by carrying out measurements on parts of unmanned helicopters and aeroplanes in the group’s laboratories. In addition, in collaboration with other partners, the group participated in the complete measurements for a helicopter in the facilities of Alenia, the Italian company that is coordinating the project.