Rotorcraft ASIAS

This project seeks to examine the current state of the art in rotorcraft flight data monitoring (FDM) products and services, implement a system for data collection and analysis, and identify shortcoming with corresponding means of improvement as supported by data analysis and engagement with subject matter experts. More specifically, the research objectives of this project are to: (1) benchmark the current state of the art of rotorcraft FDM products and services as a voluntary mechanism for safety; (2) enable the procurement of an integrated rotorcraft FDM database and data analysis capability, secure the collection of FDM data for analysis, and establish connectivity and access to this resource for participating research parties and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (3) review the current events, parameters, and corresponding exceedances and recording rates of rotorcraft FDM systems, identify additional ones whenever needed, and synthesize a recommended minimum standard FDM list vetted by stakeholders; and (4) disseminate results of this investigation and promote the adoption and utilization of FDM as a means for improving safety. Research Partners for this project include the Helicopter Association International and CAE Flightscape.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Centers of Excellence - Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $1,891,203.79
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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:

    Johnson, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    275 Ferst Drive NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0150

    Purdue University

    701 West Stadium Avenue
    Armstrong Hall of Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-2045

    Florida Institute of Technology

    150 W. University Boulevard
    Melbourne, FL  United States  32901
  • Principal Investigators:

    Marais, Karen

    Cusick, Stephen

    Collins, Kyle

  • Start Date: 20130813
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: PEGASAS Project 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587305
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability
  • Contract Numbers: 12-C-GA-PU-003,016,030, 12-C-GA-GIT-003,005,008, 12-C-GA-FIT-002,005,006,007,012,014, 12-C-GA-PU-040, 12-C-GA-PU-058, 12-C-GA-GIT-010, 12-C-GA-GIT-014, 12-C-GA-GIT-019, 12-C-GA-FIT-029, 12-C-GA-FIT-035, 12-C-GA-GIT-023, 12-C-GA-GIT-028, 12-C-GA-GIT-043, 12-C-GA-GIT-036, 12-C-GA-GIT-046
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 8 2016 2:10PM