Airborne Collision Severity Evaluation - Engine Ingestion

The research goal for this project is to better understand the interaction of a fan and UAV during an ingestion scenario. The objectives of this research are to: (i) create a generic high bypass ratio fan model that has features that are representative of a fan in a modern engine typically found on a large commercial transport; (ii) develop a component and full scale validated model of a quadcopter UAV (initially validated critical components in the first phase of the airborne collision research at different conditions) at the conditions of the ingestion event; and (iii) simulate various ingestion events to understand the sensitivity of a collision to various parameters of the ingestion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Start Date: 20180830
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01682810
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2018 1:53PM