Digital twin concept for aircraft system failure detection and correction

Omar Hazbon Alvarez, Luis B. Gutierrez Zea, Cees Bil, Mario L. Fravolini, Marcello Napolitano

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    The air data system estimates vital flight parameters for correct and safe aircraft operation. One of the main components in this system is the Pitot tube sensor for measuring the total pressure and static pressure to estimate altitude, air speed, vertical speed and Mach number. The Pitot tube can supply incorrect measurement readings when its orifices are blocked by ice, dust or even insects. This paper describes the results of an ongoing research project to develop a solution to aircraft loss of control caused by an unreliable airspeed indication by incorporating the concept of an aircraft digital twin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
    ISBN (Print)9781624105890
    StatePublished - 2019
    EventAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum - Dallas, United States
    Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

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    NameAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum


    ConferenceAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
    Country/TerritoryUnited States

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