Daniel M. Vasconcelos posted this:
Intellectual Property Manager at INESC TEC
Jerzy Morgiel posted this:
Scientist at Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New technology for Air Traffic Management.A research group from a Spaniard university has designed a new system based on optimal control technology for Air Traffic Management (ATM). The new approach is mainly characterized by its adaptability capacity in situations where there are more than two aircrafts. Potential collaborations with international/national research centres and companies interested in applying the technology are sought.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:3D printer for the in-situ building of habitable modules with a raw mixture of binders and the soil of MarsA student of the University of Aveiro did the “spin-in” of an invention that started to be developed with the collaboration of teachers and investigators of several departments. The invention, that’s been arising interest in the business sector, locally and nationally, aims at the production of habitable modules using the soil in inhospitable locations, and it was specifically thought for Mars. The advantages of this process are the total automation, and it distinguishes itself from other solutions proposed until now for providing a closed construction, airtight, with total habitability, safe against cosmic radiation with other devices, and the possibility of holding distinctive functions. He University is looking for partners that may be interested in financing the development of this tool.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New technology for generating 4D-trajectories in aircrafts using dynamics and location information.A research group from a Spanish University has designed and implemented a new system based on a technology able to perform optimal navigation planning in aircrafts. The new approach is mainly characterized by its autonomously learning capacity and adaptability to changes in the dynamics of the platform and environment. Potential collaborations with international/national research centres and companies interested in applying the technology are sought.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Portable device to measure the displacement maps on surfaces in the three spatial directionsA Spanish research group from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications of the University of Alcalá along with a Spanish research group from the Department of Mechanical and Mining Engineering of the University of Jaén has developed a portable optoelectronic device to measure the displacement of each surface element in an object when is subjected to deformation. In particular, the device allows obtaining maps of long range displacement (greater than mm) in dynamic regime (in real time). Thus this system is very useful in the experimental study of the materials’ mechanical properties, especially if they suffer large deformations at high speed. It is a computationally simpler alternative and more inexpensive than the digital mapping technique for 3D images which is currently the only one allowing such measures. The group seeks licensing agreements, collaborative and commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Fully distributed temperature and strain fiber optic sensorThe sensor increases the measurement range to up to 100 km with a resolution of 2 m (50000 measurement points). It also allows dynamic strain measurements completing a full strain measurement per second in each of the 50000 measurement points.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New technology for applying attitude optimal control to aircrafts and satellitesThe developed technology for being applied to aircrafts and satellites in order to perform attitude optimal control is cost-effective and robust against changes in the environment or in physic structure of the platform. One of the pillars of the new technology is the lack of mathematical models for the performance of control and, instead, it uses the experience gained through interaction with the environment and the platform. As a consequence of the internal behaviour of the technology, the new system is not sensitive to sampling period used.
Brunel University London posted this:Actively-Controlled Morphing Wing Adaptive Skin for Enhanced Aircraft Control and PerformanceTo meet the ever increasing demand for more efficient, robust, and cost effective aircraft wing designs, conventional control surface methodologies need to be replaced by “morphing” technologies. Brunel University has developed a viable and realistic active wing/blade twist technology with an adaptive skin for seamless and adjustable changes in wing/blade twist angle. The technology is the ability to maintain a rigid skin with a low drag (smooth surface finish) despite high twist deformation during operation. Moreover, the structure is lightweight, and strong enough to carry aerodynamic loads.
Brunel University London posted this:Zagblade: Reduction of aero acoustic pollution by introducing novel serrated trailing edgesAn aerofoil blade design that reduces trailing edge noise by means of a saw-tooth serration filled with a porous material. The serration and porous material work constructively with each other to significantly improve the aero-acoustic performance. An optimal choice of the porous materials has been identified, where it can achieve broadband noise reduction whilst completely suppressing the vortex shedding tone. This new device is more industrially-ready than the conventional “add-on” type serration due to its superior structural integrity. In addition it produces an aerodynamic performance similar to that of the baseline aerofoil. Applicable to a wide range from applications from drones, UAVs, aircraft engines, wind turbines and fan blades.