Flying formation on a few drops of water
With the trend towards miniaturized satellites, the search is on for small-scale propulsion methods. The work of Dr Angelo Cervone in the department of Space Engineering (SpE) focusses on MEMS-based propulsion systems.
Higher up and further out
Dr Axelle Viré is Assistant Professor at the department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy & Propulsion (AWEP). Her work focuses on the numerical modelling of floating wind turbines and airborne wind energy devices. “The future of wind energy lies in moving higher up into the sky and further out at sea. This will open up new markets and sites that are still left unexplored,” she says.
‘We want to build aircraft as well as design them’
Aerospace expert Joris Melkert involves students in building real aircraft: ‘Most of the problems facing the aerospace industry today concern the production side, so this is what we are going to focus on.’
PocketQubes offer much to scientific progress
In 2018 Jasper Bouwmeester hopes to add his small PocketQube-satellites to the 3.600 satellites currently orbiting the Earth.
Understanding aircraft behaviour on final approach
PhD Floris Herrema (Air Transport and Operations) has developed a new air speed profile with which we can better predict the expected aircraft behaviour and TBS (‘time based seperation’).