The SEI project will experiment spectral sensor fusion techniques of data acquired by UAVs during aircraft preflight inspection. In General Aviation, an important safety issue regards the presence of ice on the aircraft’s fuselage and wings. Ice on the wings can cause loss of lift and stalling, which in most cases would result, during takeoff phase, in airplane’s fatal crash. Another important aspect to consider is the high amount of deicing liquid usually involved in the process incurring in high costs and considerable damage to the environment. This is not a typical industrial scenario, but the project addresses important aspects related to the manufacturing sector: it has to accomplish specific tasks following a design process; it involves human operators (labour)  collaborating with machines and tools; it includes the usage of semiraw materials (glycol fluids) to accomplish a service; it sees serialization of the process that could be invoked at any needed time. Moreover: it targets safety issues both for operators and machines regarding reliability of results at the end of the process; it is orderbased, comparable to a discrete manufacturing process.

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November 18, 2019 / Latest News

SEI project in ASITA2019, 12-14 November 2019

SEI project presentation in the ASITA2019 conference
Trieste, Italy
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November 11, 2019 / Latest News

SEI project in the 2019 Technology Festival, 7-10 November 2019

2019 Technology Festival @ Politecnico di Torino (Festival della tecnologia)
Politecnico di Torino (PIC4SeR), Turin, Italy
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July 19, 2019 / Latest News

SEI project in IISA2019, 15-17 July 2019

The 10th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems, and Applications
Patras, Greece
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Duration 30 months (2 years + 6 months extension)
# partners 5
Project leader Kite (ex Kelyan AWM), Italy
Countries involved Italy, Greece
Start 21/03/2019
Finish 20/09/2021