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CTA eliminates the geographic barriers starting up a system for test visualization remotely

The CTA-Aeronautical Technologies Centre is working in a new tool to facilitate its clients the access to the visualization and results of its developments in a remote way. Thanks to this technology CTA can improve the supplied services to its clients, increasing the added value eliminating the distance barriers between the different geographic locations of their facilities. Denominated RTMS project (Remote Test Monitoring System) presents as its main objective to visualize in real time the tests made in the Research Centre, allowing to the clients to access through an Internet connection, the processes in execution with a single click.

The tool is based on the development of a secure application to "test" access by means of Internet at the Web page HYPERLINK "https://www.ctaremote.com" https://www.ctaremote.com. The page supplies a set of services that go from the visualization in real time of the test execution through a camcorder, the real time access to the parameters that are being acquired during the test and the the final downloading of the results information.

It is necessary to emphasize the importance of the security in the development of the application according to the high degree of confidentiality that exists in the tests made in CTA as their clients request. The RTMS service provides the high degree of security demanded through an encrypted SSL protocol that has been implemented (Secure Socket Layer), thanks to which the user and passwords data travel encrypted by a safe channel at the time of connecting to the page. Not only that, the clients who use the application will have to authenticate several times with the data facilitated beforehand by the Centre being this one the only way to access the application. In this way, all the information is totally inaccessible for all those people who are not registered.

It is clear that this new service that CTA supplies to its clients has a great utility. With the help of a simple connection to Internet and the necessary data of authentication, CTA clients are able to visualize from their own facilities the test under development at same time that is being performed in CTA. This procedure saves displacement costs and gives instant information of the test results.

Once the test is finished, the Instrumentation department personnel will have to treat the collected data and to process them in a Result Report format. In the same page a connection to the download section will allow the client to access the documentation and the data of the test. In order to be able to acquire these archives, the client will have to return to authenticate itself in order that anyone cannot accede to that information.

Summarizing, the RTMS is a CTA bet to face the future and to anticipate themselves to the demands of their clients. This will be a service with a high added value, allowing them to visualize from the place of their choose and in real time the evolution of the tests under performance with no need to travel to CTA facilities.

At the current time, CTA is carrying out tests of actuators - systems for the opening of door and ramp- for the A400M, of diverse structural components for the A380 and fire tests for clients as the Spanish company CESA, Airbus Germany or Airbus United Kingdom. In the fluidynamic area it should be pointed out the development tests of diverse specimens for ITP inside the design and development program for the turbine of the Trent 1000 aeroengine, that it will mount the 787 Boeing Dreamliner. The new techniques of acoustic tests of turbines developed by CTA within the framework of the European integrated program denominated VITAL should also be mentioned. This project intends to define and to demonstrate the excellent characteristics of the new generation of European turbine engines.

CTA is a Research Centre specialized in the generation of aerospace technologies as well as in the execution of development and certification tests of aeronautical and space components.

Founded on 1997 by Aernnova (formerly Gamesa Aeronautica), ITP Industry de Turbo Propulsores- ITP- and SENER-Engineering and Systems, CTA facilities counts with a fluid-dynamic test laboratory in the Bizkaia Technological Park, where different turbine and nozzle components are experimented, as well as the structural fire and vibro-environmental laboratories in Miñano (Álava), both in the North of Spain.

Press release issued by CTA - Aeronautical Technologies Centre on June 15, 2007


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