Unpredictable training better prepares pilots for emergenciesWhen an emergency suddenly occurs during flight, it can be very difficult for pilots to respond correctly. This is why aviation authorities have ruled that the annual training that pilots receive should now include a specific focus on managing startle and surprise. Researcher Annemarie Landman used flight simulators to explore how such training should be realized. On 4 September, she will defend her thesis on the subject of ‘startle and surprise’, a joint project of the TU Delft and TNO. This will be followed by a symposium at TNO Soesterberg on 26 September. One of Landman's key conclusions is that simulator training should be made more unpredictable and varied.
Visualizing aircraft noise – bringing silent aviation closer
Although aircraft engine noise has been reduced substantially over the past decades, the continuous growth in air traffic still puts the hundreds of millions of people living near airports at an increased risk for hearing problems and cardiovascular disease.
TU Delft expanding in space
The Delfi space program is preparing to launch its third satellite, and TU Delft satellite technology may even go beyond the far side of the moon.
Sean Pepper wins the Heinz Stoewer Award
He has won the award for his thesis work on a nanometre-scale positioning system for mirrors used in the Deployable Space Telescope.
TU Delft’s team Silverwing reaches the finals of the GoFly Prize
As one of five finalists in the Boeing sponsored GoFly Prize, TU Delft’s own team Silverwing aims to win with its S1 design, a personal flying motorcycle.
Can ancient algae help replace chromium-6 in coatings?
In a few years’ time, using the external skeletons of algae may provide a safe and environmentally-friendly replacement for the use of chromium-6.
Gas turbines: essential for the transition to renewable energy sources
Gas turbines are best known as the jet engines that power aircrafts. But they also are the work horses of large power plants generating electricity for our industry and homes.