Vibration Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors: Enabling Technologies for On-Rotor HUM (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2015)

Mr Tiziano Frattini, Avionic System Engineer
AgustaWestland SpA
Apr 28, 2015.

Presentation Summary

A wireless sensor node powered by a vibration energy harvester has been developed and flight tested on an AgustaWestland helicopter in the framework of a R&D programme aimed at evaluating the enabling technologies for an On-Rotor HUMS.
The presentation describes the requirements that guided the development and the flight test results.

Speaker Biography (Tiziano Frattini)

Tiziano Frattini joined AgustaWestland in 2004, after having graduated in Physics at Università degli Studi di Milano. He received a MBA from Finmeccanica business school in 2008.
Tiziano works as Avionic System Engineer and has a significant experience in the development, integration, test and certification of electro-avionic systems on helicopters.
Since 2010 he has worked on a R&D programme focused on rotorcraft applications of Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors. He co-authored the paper "Development of a Helicopter On-Rotor HUM System Powered by Vibration Energy Harvesting", published at the 40th European Rotorcraft Forum, 2014.

Company Profile (AgustaWestland)

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Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland is a powerful force in the world helicopter industry capable of satisfying market demand by offering a wide commercial/military product range encompassing all main weight categories with a full variety of missions. R&D represents an important commitment to improve existing products as well as to develop innovative solutions. All is combined with an excellent supportability level devoted to total customer satisfaction. With reference to 2013 data, the headcount at AgustaWestland was 13,225 with major manufacturing facilities located in Italy, UK, Poland through PZL-Swidnik, and USA. Revenues in 2013 stood at € 4,076 million. The cumulative order backlog amounted to € 11,928 million, with new orders worth € 4,384 million.
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