Midterm colloquium Pepijn de Heer

28 April 2021 10:00 till 10:30 - Location: online - By: DCSC

"Nonlinear control of a novel aircraft configuration with distributed electric propulsion"

Within the EU NOVAIR project for more sustainable aviation, Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) develops new aircraft concepts on a scaled flight demonstrator of the Airbus A320. For one of these concepts, the two jet engines are replaced by six electric propellers which results in distributed electric propulsion (DEP). The propellers introduce new control authorities in terms of differential thrust and aerodynamic coupling effects between the propellers and wing. This thesis aims at using these new control opportunities opened by DEP to improve capabilities, efficiency and robustness of this new type of aircraft.

Supervisor:
Prof.dr. G. Vdovin