We have the pleasure to announce that we are starting a partnership with the company DTS (www.dtsweb.com) represented in France by the company Alliantech (www.alliantech.com). Alliantech oversees the commercialization, installation, maintenance and calibration in Paris of the DTS acquisition systems.
TrackReport has now a new file format reader (.dts) added to its existing list in order to read files from the new DTS SLICE MICRO, SLICE NANO and SLICE PRO acquisition systems. The .tfl file format reader from the TDAS systems is also available in the readers’ list. TrackReport can therefore directly read the measurements acquired by any DTS system and allows to easily post-process and analyze data coming from it.
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ORME, specialised in signal and image analysis, has just signed a partnership agreement with UTAC, the French Automotive Test Centre, to validate ORME’s crash test analysis tool, in particular for ECE regulations and EuroNCAP safety protocols (consumer tests).
By teaming up with the French official vehicle homologation body, ORME reinforces its position as a key-player in the test analysis and vehicle safety fields. The Toulouse-based company develops the software TrackReport which includes all the automotive crash test calculations and a large number of test report templates.
This partnership with UTAC CERAM allows ORME to validate the crash test calculation functions within TrackReport and to insure report templates comply with the latest updates of both EuroNCAP (European safety organisation) protocols and ECE regulations (European regulations).
Clean Sky European programme: ORME wins the third price of the best european project award, with FLIP, a software platform to test the performances of the Thales Avionics future FMS (Flight Management System).
Europe established 4 targets to be reached by the aviation industry by year 2020: reduce CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre by 50%, reduce NOx emissions by 80%, reduce perceived noise by 50% and reduce the environmental impact of the aviation industry, whilst increasing its performance. To cope with these targets, a few years ago, Europe built the Clean Sky programme, which brings together key players in this industry.
It is against that background that ORME won the European call for projects named FLIP (integrated element of the Clean Sky programme) related to the future Flight Management System (FMS) developed by Thales Avionics. The Toulouse-based company, in partnership with ATMOSPHERE offered to help optimize this FMS by developing a realistic test platform. The test software designed by ORME and ATMOSPHERE thus provides means to define criteria to select real flight plans from the whole world, to push these flight plans into the FMS, to create new flight plans and to modify them if necessary for testing purposes.
During the Clean Sky Awards, on the 4th of April of this year in Brussels, FLIP was acknowledged as the third best European project of the year, over 500 projects in competition. This prize is a reward for several months of teamwork between Thales, ORME and ATMOSPHERE.
ORME is still investing in this project and has just submitted a new proposal to the Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council and Europe for a continuation to the FLIP programme. This second phase will be conducted, like the first one, with ATMOSPHERE, a company specialized in weather data processing and networked aeronautical applications. The new project – FLIP 2 – will enrich the flight plans in the database with real-world weather forecast data.
Hyper Imaging is a US technical distribution and support company that distributes and supports IDT’s high speed cameras and lighting systems across all applications and market segments, including industrial and military testing applications. ORME is very happy to have appointed Hyper Imaging as a US distributor for its TrackImage and TrackReport software packages. Marie-Laurence MEYER, ORME co-Director: “Following the recent distribution agreement with IDT in the UK, we are pursuing our international development strategy through distributors whose core products are top quality high speed cameras such as IDT’s and with a strong presence in their home market. Hyper Imaging offers both these qualities and we are very positive this new agreement will allow us to speed up our development in the US market.”
Hyper Imaging will promote TrackImage and TrackReport software to its US customers, particularly for applications related to the analysis of dynamic tests such as automotive and military crash tests, but more generally for any application of test data post-processing, involving images or signals. Douglas Cebik, Hyper Imaging founder: "I am pleased to represent the TrackImage and TrackReport software from ORME which offers a comprehensive software solution for motion tracking and automatic report generation. The software is easy-to-use and provides accurate, and fast tracking algorithms. These new software tools will allow our US clients to quickly, and accurately analyse high speed video events and obtain the maximum information from image and other data. We are very happy to start working with ORME and we see great potential for these products in the US.”
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This project, led by ORME, takes place in the research programme CleanSky, promoted by the Advisory Council for Aeronautical Research in Europe (ACARE) in Europe. With the aim of strengthening environmentally sustainable flight operations, the Systems for Green Operations (SGO) branch of the Clean Sky programme, focuses achieving, among other topics, on the management of the trajectories and missions of aircrafts.
To achieve the CleanSky SGO objectives, specific developments need to be carried out to develop innovative green flight management functions in view of the prototyping of the Flight Management System (FMS) of the future. With the objective to increase the technology readiness level and to demonstrate the robustness of such green FMS functions up to TRL 5-6, a large number of validation scenarios need to be tested.
Consequently, it has been all about the FLIP project to develop and validate a software application compatible with the FMS test bench, able to provide and consult actual airlines flight plans databases as well as to inject into the FMS equipment under test specific flight plans representative of the dedicated robustness scenario to be validated. Thus, the FLIP software developed by ORME and ATMOSPHERE enables to easily inject a more than 300000 flight plans database to a Thales new FMS. This tool also enables to create new flight plans from scratch, or to adapt existing flight plans, to achieve more specific studies. FLIP uses new data standards and protocols, suggested by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), promoted by the SESAR and NEXTGEN programme, such as FIXM, AIXM and WXXM, and the aeronautic standard protocol such as ARINC633.
After 15 months of R&D activities, the FLIP tool has been delivered to Thales Avionics by the ORME and ATMOSPHERE consortium, and is now used by Thales for their FMS tests.