New Aero and Space Technology Research

Supervisors: Stefano Boggi, MSc (Boggi Aeronautics), Prof. Alessandro Ceruti (University of Bologna), Prof. Pier MarzoccaProf. Cees Bill (RMIT)

Option 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems for commercial operations

Project: The development of Unmanned Aerial Systems is at a mature stage where regulation plays an important role in further advances. EASA certified autopilots, lightweight structures, reliable dynamics simulation models, automated image analysis from payload video stream, telecommunication systems for BLOS operations, environment for mission planning, application of artificial intelligence are worth of investigation in the near future. These technologies could be tested on the Boggi’s Eagle Scan UAV.

 

Option 2 Electric Hybrid General Aviation Aircraft

Project: The need for preserving the environment is pushing aviation towards a more sustainable approach to travel. However, nowadays electric technologies can only assure low endurances and a realistic approach to the green transition could be the hybrid aircraft concept in General Aviation. The development of a methodology to design hybrid aircraft in compliance with EASA rules deserves a deep investigation. A market analysis, the use of flight simulators and the development of dynamics models are part of the work.

 

Option 3 Smart Space Structures

Project: Space structures must be lightweight and sustain high vibrations during the launch. Therefore, innovative optimized structures must be developed, based on recent manufacturing technologies and new materials. On the other hand, NASA, ESA and Australian Space Agency regulations must be considered in the development of these structures to allow further introduction into the market. CAD and FEM tools can support this effort and reduce the need for experimental tests. 

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BOGGI-DC1

Research Areas

Aerospace Engineering & Aviation, AI, Computer & Network, Electrical & Electronic, Telecommunications, Environmental & Sustainable Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Sustainability & Urban Planning, Project Management, Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics, Digital & Industrial Design

Research Host

BOGGI Aeronautics SRL, Italy

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Bologna & RMIT University

RMIT University

Other Vacancies

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains