A.3 SYSTEST PILOT PROJECTS
Six real-life pilot projects were conducted by the SysTest industrial partners in order to assess the effectiveness of the SysTest products. For each pilot project, we provide in this section a short description of the project, its cost and its duration. For more information, see Hoppe et al. (2007).
1. New Avionics Systems for Transport Helicopters at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The IAI/Lahav division is developing military and commercial aerospace systems. The pilot project at IAI is depicted in Figure A.2. The transport helicopters provided to IAI contained obsolete avionics and the task of IAI/Lahav was to replace it with a state-of-the-art display and control system as well as enhance the helicopters with improved mission capabilities (e.g., search-and-rescue mission):
Pilot Project: Development of new avionics systems for transport helicopters
Project Cost: 20 Million Euros
Project Duration: 18 Months
2. Engine Controller at Hispano-Suiza (HS), France. HS manufactures aircraft and missile engines. The pilot project at HS, depicted in Figure A.3, is an engine controller for the M88 type 3 jet engine:
Industry: Aircraft engines
Pilot Project: Upgrading the control unit of the M88 type 3 jet engines.
Project Cost: >2 Million Euros
Project Duration: 33 Months
3. Cylinder Head Mold at Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), Italy. CRF is a research institute of the Fiat Group with a mission to create and introduce new products, ...