Study of Aircraft Performance in Slippery Runway Conditions

This proposal will investigate the use of Flight Data Recorder (FDR) data to determine actual real time runway slipperiness, and then effectively disseminate that information to other aircraft for use in decision making. It has been shows that instantaneous determination of the runway friction coefficient is possible and accurate with aircraft equipped with high frequency flight test data acquisition systems. It is though that this methodology could be extended to use in an algorithm using existing FDR data. With that, the landing aircraft could compute the runway slipperiness during the current landing. This data, plus trending data, could then be conveyed to the aircraft on approach for a go, no-go decision based upon accurate and timely information.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $293114.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Cheng, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
    Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114
  • Start Date: 20110307
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120306
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30201

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01480012
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2011-G-001
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:01AM