Dr. Andrés Marcos
April 2016 - [expected October 2019] *co-advised with Dr. S. Bennani (ESA-ESTEC)*
B.Sc. 2009 (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
M.Sc. 2011 (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal / Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands)
Projects: UK Space CEOI-ST NSTP2 & DLR/ESA-ESTEC/UoB NPI
* PhD fees funded through an EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership *
Pedro's PhD looks at advanced robust modelling, analysis and design techniques (LFT/LPV, mu/IQC and Hinf/LPV) for aerospace systems. The first part of his work (the UKSA NTSP2 project) will use the Phobos Sample Return mission to provide Airbus-ST (Stevenage) with advanced design and analysis Guidance and Control capabilities during the approximation and descend to Phobos. The second part of his work (DLR/ESA/UoB ADD-Relief) looks at the application of these techniques to Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), with potential demonstration on DLR/ESA EAGLE platform.
September 2017 - [expected March 2021] *co-advised with Eric Joffre, Airbus D&S, Stevenage (ADS-STV)*
B.Sc. 2017 (University of Bristol, UK)
Project: “Resilient Descent and Landing Design and Analysis for Spacecraft Exploration”
* PhD funded through an EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership *
This PhD builds on the UK Space NTSP2 project results but will investigate analytical techniques for modelling and analysis of
epistemic and aleatory mission effects (including degradation and malfunctions). The developed design and analysis methods and tools will be applied to ADS-STV nonlinear, high-fidelity functional engineering simulator (FES) for this mission.
January 2019 - [expected December 2022] *co-advised with Thomas Ott, Airbus D&S, Friedrichshafen (ADS-FDH)*
M.Sc. 2018 (ISAE SUPAERO – ENSICA, FR)
Project: “Integrated Multi-Actuator CONtrol System for Payloads LoS and Satellite Attitude Pointing (MACON)”
The main objective of this PhD is to investigate advanced control design techniques and architectures for Multi-Actuation/Multi-Body spacecraft, using the ATHENA mission as benchmark.
Dr. Sérgio Waitman
October 2017 --> October 2019
Dipl. Ing. General Engineering 2011 (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France)
B.Sc. 2014 (Universidade de Campinas, Brazil)
P.hD. 2018 (University of Lyon, France.)
Project: H2020 EU FLEXOP and H2020 EU VISION
Sérgio works in the H2020 FLEXOP and VISION projects where he is responsible for developing the advanced control designs for flutter control and fault tolerant control respectively. These schemes are to be validated in a demonstrator UAV (FLEXOP) and JAXA's MuPAL-alpha aircraft (VISION).
PhD. May 2019 *co-advised with Dr. S. Bennani (ESA-ESTEC)*
B.Sc. 2010 (University of Málaga, Spain, & École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
M.Sc. 2014 (University of Málaga, Spain & DLR-Oberpfaffenhofen)
Current position: Post-Doctoral associate at TASC
Diego was a PhD candidate with TASC from June 2015 to May 2019. During his PhD he was funded by the ESA-ESTEC Network/Partnering Initiative (NPI) VEGAdapt (and with PhD fees funding through an EPSRC Doctoral Training Parternship) to investigate methodological robust and adaptive control design techniques for the future VEGA Evolution launcher. The study was performed in partnership with the G&C group at ELV, responsible for the G&C design of VEGA.
PhD. May 2019 *co-advised with Prof. M. Lowenberg*
B.Sc. 2011 (University of Pisa, Italy)
M.Sc. 2014 (University of Pisa, Italy)
Current position: Post-Doctoral Associate at ETH-Zurich
Andrea was a PhD candidate with TASC from September 2015 to May 2019. During his time with us he worked in the H2020 FLEXOP project where he investigated advanced linear (mu) and nonlinear (bifurcation) analysis techniques to better determine the flutter envelope for the future flexible commercial aircraft.
- Industry visitor. 2 weeks October 2014. Mr. Daniel Santamaria (CATEC, Spain). Work on H-infinity FTC for Rotary UAVs.
- ESA visitor. 2 weeks March 2015. Mr. Pedro Simplicio (ESA-ESTEC). Work on mu-analysis and LFT modelling for VEGA launcher vehicle.
- PhD visitor. October 2015-September 2016. Mr. Li Tong “Rocket Demonstration of H-infinity FDI Techniques”. National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China.
- Academic visitor. 2 weeks October 2017. Prof. Peter Seiler (University of Minnesota, USA). Work on advanced IQC & ROA algorithms.
- Academic visitor. 4 weeks November 2018. Mr. Ryoichi Takase (University of Tokyo, Japan). Work on flight control design, VISION project.
- Dr. Samir Bennani (ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands). ESA Launcher Control Expert.
- Dr. Christophe Roux (ELV, Italy). ELV Guidance and Control Expert.
- Prof. Mark Lowenberg (Univ. Bristol, UK). PhD co-supervision & team member of FLEXOP
- Prof. József Bokor (SZTAKI, Hungary). Research Director and Professor in Control.
- Dr. Balint Vanek (SZTAKI, Hungary). Aerospace Control Group leader.
- Prof. Chris Edwards (Exeter Univ.) Professor in Control Engineering.
- Dr. Jean-Marc Biannic (ONERA, France). Research Director in Flight Dynamics & Control.
- Mr. Eric Joffre (Airbus D&S, Stevenage, UK). Flight Dynamics and AOCS engineer.
- Dr. Sato Masayuki (JAXA, Japan). Flight Control Research engineer.
- Prof. Peter Seiler (UMN, USA). Associate Professor Aerospace Control Engineering.
- Mr. Thomas Ott (Airbus D&S, Friedrichshafenm, Germany). AOCS expert.
- Dr. Saleh S. Delshad. February 2016 - September 2016.
- Dr. Nandor Terkovics. November 2015 - October 2017.