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Safe Envelope Prediction

Aerospace System Identification

  • Revolutionizing Drone Safety and Performance

    • Status: Active
    • From September 2016 until November 2020

    The aim of this research project is to fundamentally improve the safety of drones by developing a new safe envelope predictive (SENCE) flight control system. The goa...

  • Aircraft Stall Model Identification

    • Status: Active
    • Since August 2015

    This project focuses on developing dynamic models of aircraft in the stall and post-stall regime from flight data obtained with our Cessna Citation II laboratory air...

  • Flight Envelope Prediction & Damaged Aircraft Modelling

    • Status: Active
    • Since September 2015

    Currently, Loss of Control (LOC) is the primary cause of fatal accidents in aviation, accounting for 44% of all fatalities between 2005 and 2015. LOC is the result o...

  • Flapping Wing Model Identification

    • Status: Active
    • Since July 2016

    Flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicles (FWMAVs) are bio-inspired flying robots mimicking small birds and insects. Compared to drones with rotors (e.g. quadrotors), flappin...

  • Satellite Aerodynamic Model Identification

    • Status: Completed
    • From January 2014 until April 2019

    This project is run in collaboration with ESA and the TU-Delft Astrodynamics group. The objective of this research project is to investigate the use of angular accel...

  • Inertial Sensor Calibration and Modeling

    • Status: Completed
    • From June 2012 until October 2018

    Inertial sensors are essential components of inertial navigation systems and automatic flight control systems. They directly or indirectly measure linear acceleratio...

Mathematical Modeling Theory

  • Multivariate Splines

    • Status: Active
    • Since July 2011

      Multivariate B-splines are a powerful class of function approximators. Multivariate B-splines consist of local multivariate Bernstein basis polynomials define...

Control Theory Applications

  • Fault Tolerant Control

    • Status: Active
    • Since October 2011

    Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) methods are aimed at providing new levels of damage resilience to aircraft, spacecraft, and drones. Two different approaches are investi...

  • Control Allocation of Over-Actuated Aircraft

    • Status: Active
    • Since May 2016

    This project is a collaboration between Lockheed-Martin and the Control & Simulation division. The goal of the project is to investigate new control allocation m...

  • Active Flow Control

    • Status: Active
    • Since April 2014

    Application of our new Active Flow Control approach may result in significantly reduced aerodynamic drag, improved noise characteristics, and improved lift characte...

  • Fast and high-performance control for E-ELT optical instruments

    • Status: Completed
    • Since September 2013

    Adaptive optics (AO) are used in large telescopes to compensate for disturbances in the atmosphere as well as vibrations of the telescope’s optical components....