Our equipment

Simulator for Aerospace Research and Aircraft HMI (SARAH)

  • Fixed base research flight simulator
  • Two-person crew jet transport flight deck
  • Airbus-style flight controls
  • X-Plane 11 simulation framework
  • Touchscreen displays
Computing Hardware for Aerospace Research through machine Learning and Simulation (CHARLES)
  • Lambda Quad Deep Learning Workstation
  • Multicore processing capability (32 Core)
  • 4 GPU parallel processing capability
  • 128 GB RAM
  • Dual boot setup

Active side stick controller

  • Travel (Pitch +/-25 degrees, roll +/-25 degrees)
  • Configurable feel and dynamic characteristics
  • Ethernet (UDP) interface

Thermal imaging camera

  • FLIR TAU 2 640 camera core
  • 7.5 - 13.5 μm spectral band
  • 640 x 512 resolution
  • 25 Hz frame rate
Calibration waterbath
  • Julabo 200F
  • Working temperature -20°C to 150°C
  • Refrigerant R134a
  • Overall dimensions 23 x 39 x 65 cm
  • Useful bath opening 13 x 15 cm
  • Bath depth 15 cm
  • Filling volume 3 to 4 litres
Fixed wing UAV
  • Gas engine
  • HKPilot32 autopilot
  • Sensors include GPS receiver, compass, gyroscopes and an electro-optical camera
Quadrotor UAV
  • Max Thrust: 1200 grams per motor (total: 4.8 kg)
  • Pixhawk flight controller (including accelerometer, gyroscope and compass)
  • GPS receiver
  • Telemetry transmitter & receiver
  • Landing legs
  • 3S battery with 15 minutes of flight time
3D printer
  • Ultimaker 2+ printer
  • Build volume 223 x 223 x 205 mm
  • Supported materials: PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, TPU 95A, and PP
General-purpose test equipment
  • Tektronix TBS2102 digital storage oscilloscope with 100 MHz bandwidth and 2 analogue channels
  • Fluke 175 digital multimeter
  • Delta power supplies and power supply controllers
  • High accuracy platinum resistance data logger: PT104
  • Pico tech TC-08 thermocouple data loggers
  • Pico tech oscilloscope
  • Current clamps and differential voltage probes

https://www.um.edu.mt/iat/ourequipment