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Optical methods for spacecraft attitude and orbit determination

Optical methods for spacecraft attitude and orbit determination

9-10 May 2022, 10:00-13:00 CEST

Images of celestial bodies collected by a camera contain much valuable information for a spacecraft, which can be used to infer the relative position and/or attitude. Imaging systems have been successfully employed in the past decades to this end, in the form of, e.g., star trackers, navigation cameras, horizon sensors. Depending on the apparent size of the targeted body within the image, different techniques are used to extract the relevant information. In this webinar, the fundamentals of optical navigation techniques will be discussed. Attendees will learn image processing techniques and attitude/position estimation algorithms. Test cases will also be discussed.

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    Boosting the commercialisation of space activities

    Boosting the commercialisation of space activities

    26 April 2022, 9:00-13:00 CEST

    This course introduces the market challenges and the business opportunities offered by the emerging space economy.

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      Economic assessment of future environmentally sustainable high-speed vehicles

      Economic assessment of future environmentally sustainable high-speed vehicles

      21-22 and 28-29 April 2022, 14:00-16:00 CEST

      Assessing the economic viability of new high-speed concepts since the early design phases is crucial for the success of future hypersonic vehicles including cruisers as well as reusable access-to-space and re-entry systems. Moreover, matching environmentally sustainable innovations guaranteeing at the same time economic sustainability is becoming a key factor. Besides literature reports few parametric cost models for high-speed vehicles, all of them makes exclusive use of mass as a parameter and none of the models moves beyond the vehicle level, thus preventing estimation of the costs associated with subsystems or technologies. This webinar aims at providing the attendees with a cost estimation model which moves beyond the state-of-the-art methodologies (1) by integrating vehicle design and operational parameters (in addition to the mass) as cost drivers for the prediction of the vehicle life-cycle cost, (2) by introducing prediction margins accounting for the uncertainties on the data-driven correlations, (3) by estimating the impact of environmentally sustainable solutions onto the vehicle life-cycle cost, (4) by providing a first estimate of the costs of every onboard subsystem, including combined cycle engines and multi-functional subsystems, (5) by increasing the granularity of the analysis up to technology level, thus providing valuable support to Technology Road-mapping activities, and, eventually, (6) by providing a ticket price estimation to be then compared with the results of a business case. The webinar contains extensive references to high-speed initiatives currently under development in Europe. The presented case studies have been developed and extensively tested in an international context such as the Horizon 2020 STRATOFLY project (2018-2021), the H2020 MORE&LESS project and other ESA funded activities.

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        European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition EBACE2022

        European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition EBACE2022

        23-25 May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland

        The 2022 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2022), Europe’s premier on-demand aircraft and advanced air mobility event is back!

        EBACE2022 is the place to experience new and future-forward aviation technologies including everything from high-tech small aircraft through ultra-modern intercontinental jets, advanced air mobility and eVTOL aircraft, state-of-the-art avionics; and much more from all of the top aircraft manufacturers! Find out how new advanced technologies will impact your business, which innovations can help make your business more profitable and sustainable, and engage with companies that are paving a new way in the business aviation marketplace.

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        Multiscale techniques for nonlinear analysis of composite structures

        Multiscale techniques for nonlinear analysis of composite structures

        11/12 April 2022, 14:00-17:00 CEST

        This course aims to introduce multiscale techniques within the context of nonlinear analysis of composite structures. Failure initiation and propagation in composites is a complex phenomenon and involves multiple length scales. The accurate computational modelling of these processes, therefore, needs to consider the influence of the microstructure on the development of nonlinearities and the subsequent structural response. These considerations are addressed by means of multiscale analysis, where the microstructure is explicitly modelled, leading to a high-fidelity representation of both the material and the structure. The course will focus on numerical techniques used to analyze the microstructure, and the procedures commonly used to interface and transfer information between different length scales. A detailed overview of implementation issues will also be discussed. Finally, some applications and numerical assessments of multiscale techniques will be presented.

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          Sound transmission control through optimized composite sandwich lattice panels

          Sound transmission control through optimized composite sandwich lattice panels

          06 - 13 - 20 - 27 April 2022, 15:00-17:00 CEST

          This course provides an overview of recent developments in sound transmission control through aeronautical panel structures. In the first part, general definitions of the sound transmission efficiency parameters are given; moreover, the classical and advanced structural models used to analyze sandwich structures are depicted. In the second part of the course, the attention is focused on recent industrial interests such as 3d-printed lattice materials used for the design of sandwich cores, the homogenization of the lattice material properties is introduced. Furthermore, the passive damping of the multilayered panels can be improved by using soft viscoelastic materials; therefore, their modelling with classical Kelvin-Voigt or fractional derivatives models is explained. In the last part of the course, the structural optimization problem is introduced; the original contributions of the authors define a new particle swarm optimization model called the Population Decline Swarm Optimization method. Finally, some case studies concerning the sound transmission control through optimized multilayered shell composite sandwich panels with lattice core embedding viscoelastic sheets are discussed.

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            Challenges and opportunities for the aerospace frontier research offered by the ERC and the MSCA programme

            Challenges and opportunities for the aerospace frontier research offered by the ERC and the MSCA programme

            25 March 2022, 8:45-16:00 CET

            The main instruments for the development and attraction of research talent to the European Union (EU) are the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Over the last decade, the ERC and the MSCA funded wide and diverse areas of research relevant to the aerospace sector and gave many researchers the opportunity to develop their projects with highly competitive conditions.

            In the first part of the course, EU scientific officers and experts will give an overview of the main characteristics and opportunities offered by the ERC and MSCA funding schemes. Particular attention will be given to the mission, funding, and evaluation process.

            In the remaining part of the course, authors of successful ERC and MSCA-PF grant proposals on topics of aerospace relevance will present their own stories and projects and will give the audience their insight and advice on the application process. Details on lessons learned, proposal writing, preparation of the curriculum vitae, and stage-2 interview will be discussed along with eventual opportunities to join an ERC team.

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              10th Design, Modelling and Experiments of Advanced Structures and Systems Conference

              10th Design, Modelling and Experiments of Advanced Structures and Systems Conference

              1-4 May 2022, Scopello (Sicily), Italy

              The topics of the conference are Advanced Structures and Intelligent Systems in its various aspects:

              Smart Materials: Piezoelectric, Ferroelectric, Ferroelastic and Magnetostrictive Materials, Shape Memory Alloys and Active Polymers

              • Functionally Graded Materials
              • Multi-Functional Materials and Structures
              • Coupled Multi-Field Problems
              • Design and Modelling of Sensors and Actuators
              • Adaptive Structures

              The spirit of the conference is to collect international expertise and to promote intensive and fruitful discussions among the participants. Therefore the participants are strongly encouraged to enjoy the meeting conference.

               

              Abstract Submission deadline: 20th February 2022

              Registration deadline: 10th March 2022

              The proceedings of the 10th DeMEASS conference are available here.

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              9th International Symposium on Scale Modeling

              9th International Symposium on Scale Modeling

              2-4 March 2022 , Naples, Italy

              Scale modeling covers almost all fields of engineering and is often applied to medicine, meteorology, biology etc.

              Because of its interdisciplinary nature, Professor Emori (the founder of scale modeling theory) knew there was a need for international communication among a wide range of scale modeling researchers. He initiated the first international symposium on scale modeling in 1988 in Tokyo under the sponsorship of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.

              Following this first successful ISSM, so far eight symposia were held:

              • ISSM-2 at Lexington, KY, USA in 1998,
              • ISSM-3 at Nagoya, Japan in 2000,
              • ISSM-4 at Cleveland, OH, USA in 2003,
              • ISSM-5 at Choshi, Japan in 2006,
              • ISSM-6 at Kauai, HI, USA in 2009,
              • ISSM-7 at Hirosaki, Japan in 2013 and
              • ISSM-8 at Portland, OR, USA in 2017.

              The symposium is the expression of International Scale Modeling Committee which now has also founded Progress in Scale Modeling (PSMIJ), an International Open Access Journal: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/psmij/

              Also, the works presented in the past editions are collected in two volumes edited by Springer:

              https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781402086816

              https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319103075

              This edition is co-organized with

              • AIDAA, the Italian Associaton of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
              • WaveSet S.R.L., the start-up company originated from the research group which hosts the symposium.
              Congresses and events

              Luigi Broglio e le attività aerospaziali italiane tra passato e futuro

              Luigi Broglio e le attività aerospaziali italiane tra passato e futuro

              13 November 2021, Palazzo Marini, Borgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)

              Celebrazioni in onore del Gen. Prof. Ing. Luigi Broglio nel 110° Anniversario della nascita e 20° Anniversario della morte.