CTI iProject - Honeywell iProjects (4)

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CTI iProject - Honeywell iProjects (4) CTI iProject - Honeywell iProjects (4) Seamless Cockpit Display Concepts Every major avionics manufacturer (including Honeywell) is talking about wall-to-wall glass on the flight deck. Research is required to develop concepts to take advantage of these display concepts when you dont have bezels separating screen space. The student team would develop their own method for creating these display (projection, etc.) and then evaluate synthetic terrain, HUD-style symbology, synoptic, shared use space, etc. 2. Leveraging the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch (HK) Effect in Flight Deck Applications High luminance displays are key to providing sunlight readable cockpit displays. With high luminance also typically comes higher power. Our ability to reduce required display luminance, while maintaining sunlight readable displays provides a significant discriminator for our products. As we move to more advanced display technologies such as LCDs with quantum dot-based backlights or active matrix OLEDs, we may be able to take advantage of effects such as the HK effect to minimize the required certifiable luminance levels and thus reduce overall display power. This project seeks to validate our ability to apply these human factors effects to our future product designs. 3. Big Data Analytics to Aerospace Industry We are facing big data in our aerospace industry in terms of big volume, velocity and variety of the data. Particularly, how do we discover useful information, insights and even knowledge from the big data analytics? We face the challenges to (1) collect public available datasets (e.g., Airports, airlines, FAA, etc.), since there is no a single database holding the datasets; (2) link the datasets, because these data sources are silos or separated; and (3) discover the A-2 V05.16.13 Exhibit A relationships between the costs (maintenance, delays, etc.) the aircraft usage (by its tail number). The goals of this project are to address such three challenges above. We expect that the output from project team will develop a cloud enabled database such as NoSQL and/or SQL to collect the data, link different data sources, and discover useful information from the linked data. 4. Heat Exchanger Optimization The senior design team would re-design the air (fan bypass) side of air-oil H/X for aircraft jet engine TFE731-20/40/60 to optimize its performance, by minimizing the weight of the H/X and air-side pressure loss. The solution will be possible because of new opportunities provided by the use of advanced production methods, such as Additive Layered Manufacturing (ALM), which eliminates restrictions on the shape of the H/E and better leverage of aerodynamic patterns (i.e. CFD driven design) than the conventional design against which the results of optimization will be assessed. Finally, the solution could be demonstrated in subscale test (made by stereolithography, or 3-D printing) based in wind tunnel testing for flow visualization and flow restriction, comparing the existing airside geometry with the optimized design concept. The effort would require the students to gain some familiarization with the TFE731-20/40/60 turbofan engine, in particular the oil/air cooler and understand the oil cooler basic design; to gain familiarization with ALM manufacturing and the design flexibility afforded by that process, perform the design analysis of the HX, and validate the concept in laboratory testing. A final report on the effort, including the design analysis, test description and data would be provided at the conclusion of the effort.
Effective start/end date8/24/135/31/14


  • INDUSTRY: Domestic Company: $6,000.00


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