Closing YEAR 1 of the project development, the QUICOM Phase 1 has been successfully completed. Development of Phase 2 has already started and the foundation for Phase 3 is also being placed.

phase 1The main objective of Phase 1 was to provide quantified data on real structures in terms of geometry, physical characteristics and defects. The specifications for the required techniques, methods, software modules and showcases were studied. This included samples and structures to be used during the project research. In that sense, work realized in Phase 1 is considered to be a foundation level for all WPs. The end-users defined the industrial needs and the test components for the different application areas. In addition, sample specimens together with conventional NDT data have been collected. These cover the industrial needs and requirements for the available CT testing systems. These samples are real components or cutouts from complex structures representing the wide range of applications where CT could provide effective inspection. In addition, these samples have different kinds of defects and are suitable for several WPs.

phase 2Phase 2 is the core phase of the QUICOM project. This phase aims to develop the targeted technology platform. For each application area individual methods/techniques will be implemented. Phase 2 affects work packages WP4- WP8. It also includes integration of all methods and techniques into a software framework, as well as the preparation of the defined showcases. The concepts developed within the QUICOM project will be validated through a software demonstrator. Furthermore a Robot based XCT for aeronautic components will be demonstrated on a laboratory-scale demonstrator. Existing devices with QUICOM specific adaptations will be used.

phase 3In Phase 3 the developed methods and algorithms appropriate for typical aeronautic components, e.g., wing shells, fuselage panels or vertical tail plane, will be demonstrated. Robot based XCT, microstructure analysis of advanced composites, modeling, analysis of repairs and adhesive bonding, as well as analysis of composite parts will be included. The software demonstrator and the software for composite modeling will be used in common during the demonstration of the robot based XCT setup.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research,
technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 314562.

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