Could Suppliers Take Greater Transport and Owner Responsibility (Management Project)

GKN Aerospace Engine Systems acts as supplier to the original equipment manufacturers of aircraft engines and is one owe the largest component manufacturer in the aerospace industry. They purchase raw material from suppliers all over the world. The components are big and heavy which means that transport cost could be saved with ship transport. But since GKN Aerospace Engine Systems […]

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Computing a Network of ASRs using a Mobile Robot Equipped with Sonar Sensors (IEEE Robotics Project)

This paper presents a novel algorithm for computing absolute space representations (ASRs) for mobile robots equipped with sonar sensors and an odometer. The robot is allowed to wander freely (i.e. without following any fixed path) along the corridors in an office environment from a given start point to an end point. It then wanders from the end point back to […]

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Augmented Reality for Space Applications (Robotics Project)

Future space exploration will inevitably require astronauts to have a higher degree of autonomy in decision-making and contingency identification and resolution. Space robotics will eventually become a major aspect of this new challenge, therefore the ability to access digital information will become crucial for mission success. In order to give suited astronauts the ability to operate robots and access all […]

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Modeling/Evaluation of Modular Spacecraft Avionics Network Architectures (Space Project)

Satellite or deep space exploration spacecraft avionics design is strongly determined by the need to achieve a long lifetime and to autonomously maintain safe operations in case of failure. To cope with an increasing demand in on-board processing and to make architectures more scalable and modular, future spacecraft data management architectures are about to implement solutions selected today by the […]

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An Explication of Airfoil Section Bending-Torsion Flutter (Civil Project)

This study examines the dynamic instability known as flutter using a two-degree-of-freedom airfoil section model in both quasi-steady and unsteady flow. It explains the fundamental forces and moments involved in the bending-torsion flutter of an airfoil section, and demonstrates a solution method for determining the critical flutter frequency and speed for both flow cases. Additionally, through the use of a […]

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Support System for Landing with an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Electronics Project)

There are a number of ongoing projects developing autonomous vehicles, both helicopters and airplanes. The purpose of this project is to study a concept for calculating the height and attitude of a helicopter. The system will be active during landing. This project includes building an experimental setup and to develop algorithms and software. The basic idea is to illuminate the […]

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The Performance of an Iced Aircraft Wing (Mechanical/Electronics Project)

The goal of this study work has been to develop and manufacture an ice layer which was to be mounted on the tip of a scaled down wing model. The iced wing should be tested in a wind tunnel and aerodynamic comparisons should be made to the same wing without ice.The development of the ice was carried out as a […]

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A Computational Study of the Clap and Fling Aerodynamic Mechanism (Mechanical Project)

Clap and fling is a particular wing kinematic pattern utilized by some insects and birds to produce enhanced aerodynamic forces. It consists of two very distinct phases: i) the leading edges of the two wings are brought together near the upper limit of the upstroke and subsequently the wings are rotated around their leading edges, ‘’clapping’’ like a closing book; […]

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