S-APR2 - PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Considering the final results of the SAPR project, it has emerged that the experimental and numerical methodologies still used in the automotive field are not suitable for exhaustively evaluating the offensiveness of the RPAS (Remote Pilot Aircraft Systems). In particular, the criterion of kinetic energy can be applied if and only if in concomitance with further methods, such as the density criterion of kinetic energy and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS), which consider the visco-elastic characteristics of the human tissues and human physiology. Similarly, the experimental phase and the numerical phase must be finalized, since the mannequins used in the first case and the numerical models used in the second case, derive from the automotive sector, thus presenting limitations for an immediate application to the SAPR.
The purpose of this activity is to define the characteristics of a laboratory, both experimental and numerical, used for the evaluation of the offense of the SAPR, with a maximum take-off mass of less than 25 kg. The laboratory can only be defined following an in-depth analysis of the evolution of the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations, which are still in force or are being published on the subject of "safety" of the SAPR. The research project also aims to define what should be the design features that a SAPR must possess to be considered harmless and which changes the end user must make to make the SAPR having offensive characteristics, already in its endowment, an aircraft harmless.
The main purpose of the research project is to determine what characteristics a laboratory should have in which both experimental and numerical processing are carried out to evaluate the level of offense of a SAPR. Due to the continuous evolution of European and international regulations concerning the safe and inoffensive use of the SAPR, it is necessary to define an assessment setup that can analyze both the SAPR experimentally and numerically. Moreover, after this analysis, it is possible to arrive at the identification of the modifications / integrations that must be made to an already existing configuration to make it harmless. (CLOSED)