Partners on the EU FP7 Advanced Airship project: Exponential Design Lab, Ururguay

Organization: exponential Design Lab Short name: eDL

General Description

eDL is a design, city planning, architecture, industrial, system and product design, project management and space architecture organization composed of engineers and architects. In its actual form founded in 2007 in Montevi- deo, Uruguay. It is active in advanced projects in energy conservation, power generation in buildings, vertical agriculture, decontamination systems, and advanced product ecosystems. Its capabilities include: Architectural, interior, structural, urban design; Graphic design, rendering, animation, Vehicle design, Product , system and in- dustrial design, Concept design, preliminary design and final engineering (drawings and specifications), Cost estimates and scheduling; Scheduling, Purchasing, Expediting, Project and construction management, Prototyp- ing support, Quality control, Final tests and delivery, Marketing support implementation.

Main related expertise

Arch Giorgio Gaviraghi, President and founder of eDL in the year 2007. Over 40 years of active experience as designer,projectmanagerandgeneralmanagerofdesignandconstructionorganizations. Involvedinaerospacefacility design as project manager for the Austin Company (Boeing Aeritalia, commercial wide body assembly facilities) HAI-Lockheed Westinghouse commercial and military aircraft overhauling facility in Tanagra Greece) and air- port design as responsible of Group 2A (Alitalia-Austin). For MLA New York, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, designed an electromagnetic (rail gun) testing facility in Picatinny NJ US Army. Co designer of Euro Mars, Martian simulated base, Bidu Guiday Lunar base and city and several aerospace projects. Tutor of groups of high school and university students in space related projects, sponsored by NASA and similar organi- zations, and winning over 10 awards in three years , Space settlement design, Mars city, advanced aircraft, Ras- cal finalist with a lunar city project, is familiar with new and advanced concepts in space related or high tech proposals. Project management experience in major projects, (housing repair and rebuilding in seismic damaged zone), pharmaceutical, food, aerospace facilities, airport design. Vehicle design, urban car system, boats and air- planes interiors. Presented over twenty papers at space conventions , NSS; Mars Society, AIAA, ESA and others. Author science fiction book  ̳First Contact‘ Minerva Press London 2000. Member of the board Lifeboat Founda- tion.

Arch Maria Adela Gimenez, University professor and eDL co founder. Over 20 years experience in city plan- ning and advanced building design ( energy conservation, power generation from renewable, hydroponic agricul- ture and other systems. Professor at UTU Universidad del Trabajo in Montevideo. Co tutor of high school and university students for winning space related projects.

Prof. Renzo Ghio, professor of renewable power systems, electronics and information technology at UTU Universidad del Trabajo Montevideo. Over 20 years experience in advanced design and systems.

Partners on the EU FP7 Advanced Airship project: University of Bologna, Italy

Organization: University of Bologna – Department of Mechanical, Nuclear, Aeronautical Constructions (DIEM) Short name: UniBo

General Description

The University of Bologna (UniBo) Research Unit (RU) belongs to the DIEM (Department of Mechanical, Nu- clear, Aeronautical Constructions), which mainly operates in the mechanical and aerospace engineering. The aerospace engineering laboratory of the DIEM is located at the II School of Engineering of the University of Bo- logna. The Disciplinary Scientific Sectors of reference of the teachers and the researchers of the DIEM and the relative didactic and research activities are: mechanics of the flight, fluid machines, systems for the energy and the environment, mechanics applied to the machines, mechanical planning and construction of machines, sketch and Methods of the industrial engineering, technologies and systems of Workmanship, plants mechanical Indus- trialists, Industrial bioengineering, constructions and aerospace structures, physics of the nuclear reactors, fluid dynamic, plants and aerospace systems.

Main related expertise

Prof. Franco Persiani, full Professor of Aircraft Structure Design for Aerospace Engineers at the Second Fac- ulty of Engineering at the University of Bologna. His research interests focus on Design and Methods in Indus- trial Engineering and, in the last years, on the industrial development of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems). He is president of AIDAA (National Aeronautics and Astronautics Association), member of the Scientific Committee of ICAS (International Congress on Aeronautical Sciences), and member of the trustee board of CEAS (Council of European Aerospace Society). He was member of the board of the Italian ANSV (Agenzia Nazionale Sicurezza Volo). Related publications (others related publications in attachment):

F. Persiani, F. De Crescenzio, G. Miranda, T. Bombardi M. Fabbri, F. Boscolo. (2009). 3d Obstacle Avoidance Strategies For UASS Mission Planning And Re-Planning. Journal Of Aircraft. Vol. 46 Issues 3, Pp. 832 – 846 Issn: 0021-8669. Bagassi S., De Crescenzio F., Persiani F. (2010). Design And Evaluation Of A Four-Dimensional Interface For Air Traffic Control. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers. Part G, Journal Of Aerospace En- gineering. Vol. 224, Number 8/2010, Pp. 937 – 947 Issn: 0954-4100.

Alessandro Ceruti, PhD, assistant Professor at the Second Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bologna. His interests deal with Design Tools applied to Industrial and Aerospace Engineering. He is author or co-author of conference and journal papers related to optimization techniques and design for industrial and aerospace ap- plications. He is involved in research grants with companies working in aeronautic field. Currently he is teacher of Aircraft Drawing and Design at the Second Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna. He is mem- ber of the ADM (Italian Machine Design Association) and AIDAA (Italian National Aeronautics and Astronaut- ics Association).

Related publications (others related publications in attachment): A. Ceruti, F. De Crescenzio, F. Flamigni, F.Persiani. (2004). Design Of An Advanced Ground Station For Simul- taneous Control Of Multiple UAVs In A Coordinated Mission. Proceedings Of The 24th International Congress Of The Aeronautical Sciences, Yokohama – Japan. 29 August – 3 September 2004. A. Ceruti, E. Troiani. (2009). Structural Design And Manufacturing Of UAV Built With Rapid Prototyping Techniques. Proceedings Of The Xx Congresso Nazionale A.I.D.A.A, Milano (It), June 29 – July 3, 2009.

Partners on the EU FP7 Advanced Airship project: University of Lincoln

Organization: University of Lincoln UK Short name: UoL

General Description

University of Lincoln UK is a school of engineering, centre of excellence in Industrial power and energy, control and electronic/electrical engineering, engaging in world-class fundamental and applied research, collaborating with industrial partners ranging from SMEs to Multinationals.

Main related expertise

Paul Stewart, Professor of Control Engineering, Head of Engineering, Director EPSRC Network in Airport En- ergy Technologies. Stewart has competences about Electromechanical Energy Conversion: Electrical Machine Design: Permanent Magnet Brushless AC/DC motors and generators; Power optimized designs; Switched reluc- tance motors and generators; Semiconductor power electronic drives design: DC-3/phase AC conversion, active rectifiers, active filters, generator and motor controllers. DC-DC electrical converters, modelling, optimization and control; Hydrogen fuel cell system modelling and control; Energy storage systems simulation, analysis and control: batteries, flywheels, super/ultra capacitors; Electrical power systems architectures: simulation, analysis and design; CFD Turbine and propeller optimization for high altitude operation. In order to, Stewart has compe- tences in Photovoltaic. His relevant applications and Experience about Aerospace: Low carbon Airport opera- tions, Non-linear and intelligent flight control for fast jets and helicopters, More Electric Aircraft: electrical ma- chines, drives and power architectures, power optimized control; Energy scavenging and recovery, power gen- eration and electrical actuators; Power system control. Related publications (others related publications in at- tachment):

Stewart, Paul and Gladwin, D. and Parr, M. and Stewart, Jill (2007) A Multiobjective G.A./Fuzzy Logic aug- mented flight controller for an F16 aircraft. In: IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems FUZZ-IEEE 2007, 23-26 July 2007, Imperial College, London, UK. Stewart, Paul and Stone, D. A. and Fleming, P. J. (2004) Design of robust fuzzy-logic control systems by multi- objective evolutionary methods with hardware in the loop. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 17 (3). pp. 275-284. ISSN 0952-1976

Chris Bingham, Professor of Energy Conversion at the University of Lincoln, and was previously Senior Lec- turer in The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK, where he was senior member of the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group (EMD), specialising in advanced systems control and power systems. During his academic career, Prof. Bingham has made significant contributions to a diverse range of funded research, including researching and realising advanced control techniques and novel ac- tuation systems for the control of autonomous underwater vehicles and advanced missiles, electromechanical and electro-hydraulic aircraft flight control surfaces, magnetically-loaded carbon-fibre composite roller systems for multi-axis sheet material handling applications, active magnetic bearings for high–speed flywheel energy storage systems, high performance electromechanically actuated vibratory pile-drivers, and power optimized electrical machines and drives for the more electric aircraft.

Related publications (others related publications in attachment): Schofield, N. and Yap, H. T. and Bingham, Chris (2006) A hydrogen fuel cell – high energy dense battery hybrid energy/power source for an urban electric vehicle. International Journal of Electrical Engineering and Transpor- tation, 2 (2). pp. 25-31. ISSN 1773-9357 Schofield, N and Yap, H T and Bingham, Chris (2005) Hybrid energy sources for electric and fuel cell vehicle propulsion. In: Vehicle Power and Propulsion, 2005 IEEE Conference, 7-9 Sept 2005, USA.

MAAT EU FP7 Advanced Airship who’s who? – Taganrog Technological Institute Southern Federal University, Russia

Organization: Taganrog Technological Institute Southern Federal University, Russia. Short name: SFEDU

General Description

At present SFEDU, the legal successor of Rostov State University comprises Technological, Pedagogical and Architecture Institutes, 36 faculties, 23 branches, 70 Research units. Sedum has 2 campuses in Rostov and Ta- ganrog. The academic and research staff includes 4 Full members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2 Asso- ciates of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 4 Associates of the Russian Academy of Education, 400 Professors and Doctors of Science, 1525 Candidates, 26 State Prizewinners and 17 Honorary Scientists of RF. Many SFedU alumni have become outstanding figures in their respective fields and include the Nobel Prize Winner – Alexan- der Solzhenitsyn, Full Members of the Academy of Science of RF, heads of state bodies, industry and research organizations, remarkable researchers and academics of foreign universities. SFedU has well-established interna- tional links with more than 300 universities and institutes from 50 countries.

Main related expertise

Vjacheslav Pshikhopov – Ph.D. of Control Engineering (1997), DSc of Control Engineering (2009). He is re- cipient of 10 grants of Russian Foundation of Basic Research and Ministry of Education of Russian Federation in field of theory and design methods of nonlinear multi‐linked control systems for vehicles. He is director of pro- jects on vehicle and airship control systems design for Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation, Russian De- fense Export, Aerospace agency of China. He is author of 100 scientific publications. Experience in field of pro- jects is 30 year.

Mikhail Medvedev – Ph.D. of Control Engineering (1999). He is recipient of grants of Russian Foundation of Basic Research and Ministry of Education. Field of experience is adaptive and robust control for nonlinear multi‐linked systems, control systems for power grids. He is author of 90 scientific publications. Experience in field of projects is 15 year.

Vladimir Kostjukov – Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering (2006). Field of experience is electrodynamics, power saving, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, computational dynamic of continuum, programs for computational dy- namic of continuum (ANSYS Fluent, CFX, SolidWorks). He is author of 20 scientific publications. Experience in field of projects is 8 year.

Related publications (others related publications in attachment): Pshikhopov V.Kh. Medvedev M.Yu. Structural Design of the Control System for Mobile Robots with Distur- bances Estimation // FACTA UNIVERSITATIS. Series: Automatic Control and Robotics Vol. 7, No 1, 2008, pp. 111 – 120. Pshikhopov V.Kh. Medvedev M. Y., Sirotenko M.Y., Kostjukov V.A. Control System Design for Robotic Air- ship // Preprints of the 9‐th IFAC Symposium on Robot Control. Gifu, Japan. September 9 – 12, 2009. Pp. 123 – 128.

Anatoly Gaiduk – Ph.D. of Control Engineering (1970), DSc of Control Engineering (1987). He is recipient of grants of Russian Foundation of Basic Research and Ministry of Education. Field of experience is control theory, stability, invariance, optimal control, estimation. He is author of 170 scientific publications. Experience in field of projects is 47 year.

Related publication: Gaiduk A.R. «Selecting the Feedback in a Control System of Minimum Complexity» // Automation and Remote Control. V. 51. No 5. Part 1, 1990. P. 593–601.

MAAT EU FP7 Advanced Airship who’s who? – University of Hertfordshire

The EU FP7 project – MAAT Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport kicks off on 1st September 2011. Here’s another participant in the project, The University of Hertfordshire Dept. Aeronautical Engineering

Organization: University of Hertfordshire UK

General Description

Aeronautical Engineering research at the University of Hertfordshire draws upon a great heritage going back to the original establishment of Hatfield Technical College by de Havilland Aircraft Company in 1951. The re- search areas in the School range from advanced computational modelling and simulation to experimental testing using large scale facilities. The typical research areas include Applied Aerodynamics in UH which is focused on the use of experimental and numerical aerodynamic techniques to understand and exploit fluid mechanics in real aerospace applications. There is ongoing research funded by EPSRC and industry in the field of renewable en- ergy that includes wind energy, wave energy, bio-fuels and fuel cell technology. Excellent design and manufac- turing capabilities such rapid prototyping are available to undertake product design and development assign- ments. Experimental facilities include 5 wind tunnels that offer testing facilities from low speed to supersonic wind tunnels, flight simulator, nanotester and SEM.

Main related expertise

Dr Rajnish Kaur Calay. Dr Calay is a Reader in Energy Systems and group leader of SET research group. She obtained her PhD in Applied Energy from Cranfield University in 1994 and joined the University of Hertford- shire in 1995. Current research interests are energy conservation, Alternative Energy sources, Fuel Cells and hy- drogen technologies. Dr Calay has been lead investigator of several EPSRC, EU and industrially funded research projects. She has participated as a work package leader in FLIE FP5 and SHIPMATES FP6 project. She was the section leader of Cost action on Industrial ventilation. She has been co-supervisor on other two projects develop- ing wind wave energy systems in collaboration with Thames Water and the EPSRC.

Related publications (others related publications in attachment): Bhinder, F. , Calay, R, Mustafa M, and Al-Zubaidy, S.N.(2009) , Feasibility Study of a fuel Cell& Turbo Power Plant for Aircraft Propulsion, European Air and Space Conference,. 26-29 October, 2009, Manchester, UK. F.Bhinder, M.Yajid Mustafa, M S Y Ebaid, R.K. Calay: Parametric study of the fuel cell-gas turbine combined cycle power plant Proceedings of TURBO EXPO 2006: ASME TURBO EXPO 2006 Power for Land, Sea & Air May 14-17, 2006 – Barcelona, Spain

Dr Yong Chen. Dr Chen is the subject group leader in Smart Technology and Condition Monitoring. He gained a BEng and an MSc from Taiyuan University of Technology followed by a PhD from the University of Birming- ham. Having been a post doctor research fellow in airplane structure at the Queen Mary and Westfield College he was appointed as a lecturer in materials and structures at the University of Hertfordshire. One of main areas of his expertise lies in his inter-disciplinary ability to combine linear and nonlinear Finite Element Analysis with Materials and structural integrity. Other research areas include smart materials, polymer nano-composites, sur- face engineering, renewable energy and storage systems, and manufacturing modelling and integrity of self- pierce riveting structures.

Related publications (others related publications in attachment): R. Vishwakarma, D. Turner, Dr. A. Lewis, Dr. Y. Chen, Dr. P. Houghton and Dr. Y. Xu, Load Reconstruction on a Missile Structure Using the Pseudo-Inverse Methods, International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, accepted in April 2010. Lei Wang, Yong Kang Chen, William Tiu and Eigen Xu, Simulation of near-tip crack behaviour and its correla- tion to fatigue crack growth with a modified strip-yield model, International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 5, 77 (2008).