Investigation of a health monitoring methodology for future natural laminar flow transport aircraft Conference Paper uri icon


  • The health of Natural Laminar Flow aircraft is defined and the functions and contributors of an associated Health Monitoring System are discussed. A methodology is proposed which encompasses four modules: 'monitoring', 'detection', 'diagnosis' and 'recommendation'. For the monitoring module, a Flow Field Based Method (FFBM) and an Aircraft Performance Based Method (APBM) are proposed. Sensors to be used for an FFBM are investigated and selected. Possible sensor arrangements are briefly discussed. The performance distance concept for an APBM is proposed. For the detection module, a Kalman Filter based method is proposed using existing sensors onboard current-generation transport aircraft. Thoughts about future development and implementation of the 'diagnosis' and 'recommendation' modules are discussed. 2010 by the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences - ICAS.

published proceedings

  • 27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010

author list (cited authors)

  • Mavris, D. N., Saric, W. S., Ran, H., Belisle, M. J., Woodruff, M. J., & Reed, H. L.

complete list of authors

  • Mavris, DN||Saric, WS||Ran, H||Belisle, MJ||Woodruff, MJ||Reed, HL

publication date

  • December 2010