On July 13, 2021, Piaggio Aerospace and the E-BRAKE Consortium met (remotely) to successfully address and complete the Critical Design Review (CDR) regarding the development of the electro-mechanical braking system for the Clean Sky 2 SAT program. The aim of the meeting was to verify and share the technical status of the project and the related documentation containing the system requirements defined by Piaggio Aerospace useful to close the CDR process.
Critical Design Review: project milestone
The purpose of the Critical Design Review (CDR) is to review the project in detail to ensure that the implementation meets the requirements defined by Piaggio Aerospace. The CDR closes the design phase and presents the final design through analysis, simulations, schematics, software code, and completed test results. A CDR must be kept and signed before the project is frozen and before the start of any significant production. In fact, the completion of the CDR starts the production phase.
Last review of the E-BRAKE project
The CDR is the last review that precedes the production and validation phase of the project’s construction processes. The goal was to validate the maturity of the project, certifying the design achievement of the mission requirements imposed in the previous phases, respecting them both from a technical and economic point of view and freezing the final design in order to proceed with the construction phases. In summary, through the CDR it has been demonstrated that the project satisfies in detail the specification requirements with acceptable risks and within the limits of costs and timing, and the foundations have been established to proceed to the next stage of production.
Following the closure of the CDR, the E-BRAKE consortium, in collaboration with the Topic Leader of reference for Clean Sky 2, Piaggio Aerospace, will focus on the prototyping phase of the electro-mechanical braking system including the control logics with anti-skid diagnostics, monitoring and control, developed within the project.