VTT’s multi-disciplinary applied research services are applied to the aerospace sector in many ways:
Individual aircraft fatigue tracking to capture flight data representing own usage. Fatigue analyses using these data to support preventive maintenance decision making. Flight simulations and visualisation to help identify particularly damaging flight manoeuvres.
Destructive testing, non-destructive inspection and life extension alternatives (coatings, repair) to assess and extend the structural integrity of aircraft materials and components (metals & non-metals).
Life cycle cost and availability analyses to help define avionic equipments’ life cycle costs and availability within the aircraft’s planned withdrawal date.
Risk-informed fleet management to support decision making regarding maintenance scheduling, fleet availability and safety.
Airport security improvement applications (remote, non-contact detection of concealed weapons and explosives; biohazard early warning systems; risk-based detection and protective air filtration system for airports against airborne hazards).
Environmental Reliability Engineering applications to guarantee hardware reliability in harsh environments (shock, vibration).
Spectrum of ICT applications to support instrumentation for Earth observation platforms and space science missions. Dedicated studies using Earth observation data (remote sensing).
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