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Successful completion of RAID Project

Thursday 9 June 2016

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The RAID project has been successfully completed and the project results and recommendations will be presented to the SESAR JU and the RPAS community. 

With the advent of remotely piloted aircraft and unmanned aerial systems, one of the challenges facing the aerospace community is how to safely and securely integrate these vehicles into controlled civilian airspace i.e. in the presence of (conventional) manned aircraft.

This was one of the key objectives of the RAID (RPAS-ATM Integration Demonstration) project. RAID is a European research project co-financed by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU) and is a joint collaboration between seven Italian and Maltese partners from industry and academia, including CIRA (the Italian national aerospace centre), Malta Air Traffic Services Ltd and the Institute of Aerospace Technologies at the University of Malta.

The objectives of the RAID project were met successfully through the execution of a number of real-time simulation exercises and, more significantly, through a flight test campaign. The flight test campaign was carried out in Capua (Italy) in May and consisted of a total of 12 flights with the aim of evaluating various RPAS aspects, including procedures, detect and avoid technologies, and the impact of RPAS operations on remote pilots and air traffic controllers. The main aircraft that was used in the campaign is the FLARE (CIRA's Flying Lab for Experimental Research) - a TECNAM P92-Echo aircraft which was modified by CIRA to allow it to be flown by a remote pilot on the ground. Over the past months, Prof. Ing. David Zammit Mangion and Dr Jason Gauci from the Institute of Aerospace Technologies worked closely with the other project partners on the planning, execution and results analysis of the flight test campaign.

The RAID project has now formally ended and the project results and recommendations will be presented to the SESAR JU and the wider RPAS community. More information about the project can be obtained from the project website.

 

Reaching new heights in aircraft fuel efficiency

The proposed system pivots around a novel software tool which will run on a computer in the Air Traffic Control operations room

A consortium made up of researchers from the University of Malta’s Institute of Aerospace Technologies, QuAero and Malta Air Traffic Services is currently developing a system to reduce aircraft fuel consumption during climbs and descents within Maltese airspace.

In 2015, 34,283 aircraft movements were recorded at MIA. An A320/B737 class aircraft burnt, on average, some 1.8 tonnes of fuel during climb and 0.4 tonnes during descent in a 30-minute flight.

This generated 5.7 tonnes and 1.2 tonnes of greenhouse gases (CO2) during a climb and a descent respectively, besides producing other emissions such as NOx.

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Touch Flight winner of Malta Innovations Award

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

On 26 April 2017, two University of Malta Engineering projects won the Malta Innovations Scientific Award. The award ceremony was held at the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business in Valletta, specifically on World Intellectual Property Day to celebrate how innovation can help improve our lives. 


The first prize for scientific innovations was awarded to EyeControl, a project by Dr Tracey Camilleri, Mr Nathaniel Barbara and Prof. Kenneth Camilleri from the Department of Systems and Control Engineering. EyeControl focusses on the use of eye movements recorded through electrooculography (EOG) to provide the possibility for a subject with limited mobility to communicate or control his environment. Instead of using standard keyboards, remote controllers or touch screens, these individuals can use their eye movements as an alternative control interface. EyeControl thus helps to provide these individuals with more independence and a better quality of life. This project also received the WIPO IP Enterprise trophy from the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The second prize was awarded to Touch Flight, a project in which new methods for controlling jet aircraft and their systems were developed jointly by the Institute of Aerospace Technologies and QuAero Ltd. The research resulted in a new approach that brings manual (touch) communication with aircraft systems onto a single tablet, thus allowing the pilot to programme the avionics in a more convenient manner, reducing pilot workload and the possibility of error. The project team involved Prof. David Zammit Mangion, Dr Jason Gauci, Mr Mateusz Jedruszek, Ms Natalie Cauchi, Mr Kevin Theuma and Mr Matthew Xuereb from the University of Malta and Captains Karl Falzon, Alan Muscat, Joseph Markham, Mark Attard and Mark Soler from QuAero Ltd. The project was funded by the MCST Fusion programme.

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SmartCopter - Call for Applications

28 June 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Support Officer to work on SmartCopter, a research project financed by the Fusion R&I 2016 Programme. The project focuses on developing a multi-purpose prototype gyrocopter – a hybrid rotoray wing that can perform the same complex missions at a fraction of the price of current helicopters on the market, as well as reduced operational costs. The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on other projects undertaken by the Institute of Aerospace Technologies.

More details can be accessed from here

Candidates should submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae and copies of their certificates. Applications must be sent by e-mail to projects.hrmd@um.edu.mt. Applications should be received by not later than Sunday, 16th July 2017.

Late applications will not be considered.

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SmartFDM - Call for Applications

28 June 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Support Officer to work on SmartFDM, a research project financed by the Fusion R&I 2016 Programme. The project focuses on developing a tool by which modern machine learning techniques are adopted to analyse flight data. The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on any other projects undertaken by the Institute of Aerospace Technologies.

More details can be accessed from here

Candidates should submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae and copies of their certificates. Applications must be sent by e-mail to projects.hrmd@um.edu.mt. Applications should be received by not later than Sunday, 16th July 2017.

Late applications will not be considered.

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Radio Mocha Malta

On Saturday, 7th October Dr Jason Gauci, Dr Robert Camilleri and Professor David Zammit Mangion we'll be on Radju Malta discussing with Danielle the research being done at the Institute. We will be on air at 11.05 a.m. during the programme "Radio Mocha Malta".



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Institute of Aerospace Technologies Academics interviewed on Twelve to 3 television programme

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