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Comfort Mode for Helicopters

Dieter Roth (Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH), 
Company: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Published: dSPACE NEWS 2007/3, Sep 2007

To reduce helicopter noise and vibrations, Eurocopter Germany has developed piezoelectrically controllable flaps for the rotor blades. The deflections of the flaps are controlled by dSPACE equipment, and reduce noise by almost 50% and vibrations by virtually 90%. Dieter Roth, in charge of testing at Eurocopter, spoke to dSPACE NEWS about his experience with dSPACE tools in developing this technology.

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