Air transportation

Our research topics on automated air transportation

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Systematic development of Safety Management Systems; application of human error models and information flow models  

Harmonization of legal environment, international and company rules and educational / technical culture 

Airspace capacity


  • Evaluation of models for airspace capacity; definition of optimal parameter sets
  • Simulations for airspace capacity
  • Application of human workload/error behavior models for ATC; investigation of the relationship with SMS

Application of Control theory and vehicle science


  • Mathematical modeling of aircrafts and rotorcrafts
  • Motion simulation of aircrafts and rotorcrafts
  • System identification and reduction
  • Control theory applications
  • Design of optimal and robust controls for linear an nonlinear systems
  • Application of PID, LQ, Model predictive and H∞ theory
  • Fault detection, reconfiguration and adaptive control
  • Switching control
  • Cooperative control solutions
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