Project Name: NIFTY – a wireless sensor network for Non-Intrusive Flight Test Instrumentation (NIFTI)
Current practice in aerospace is to run wired based systems on the aircraft to monitor the dynamics of the aircraft during flight trials. There are a number of problems with this approach.
The above factors necessitates that dedicated aircraft are set aside to be wired as test trial aircraft, which further compounds the cost of having an aircraft fitted with sensors. As such, any such aircraft are usually “protected” and not used as part of the regular fleet. Consequently, they experience a different rate of degradation to the airframe over time. As the operational fleet ages, the test aircraft becomes an orphan and not representative of the condition of the aircraft in the operational fleet.
Non-Intrusive-Flight-Test-Instrumentation (NIFTI), using the system NIFTY
Highlights of Our System (Scheduled for Oct 2015)
More information on the NIFTI project can be found at Defence Innovations Pty Ltd