Research Associate Development and Flight Test of Aircraft FDD/FTC schemes

University of Bristol - Department of Aerospace Engineering

Research Associate position available at the Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Bristol (U.K.) to work on development & flight test of aircraft control schemes.

Will be working within the Technology for AeroSpace Control (TASC) group, http://www.tasc-group.com. They require an aerospace degree and a PhD in automatic control, signal processing or other relevant field of work, with knowledge of robust control techniques (H-infinity, LPV). A practical orientation is also preferred.

This position is part of the European Horizon 2020 Mobility for Growth project entitled “Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent flight cONtrol (VISION)”, http://w3.onera.fr/h2020_vision. This project is part of a call for international cooperation in aeronautics with Japan, and has the objective to demonstrate smart technologies for aircraft Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC). The work at TASC focuses on the development, design and flight test of a system-wide aircraft Fault Monitoring and Tolerant Control (FMTC) approach based on robust control and using standard sensing units and potentially, also vision-based systems. The designed schemes will be flight tested in JAXA’s MuPAL-alpha aircraft in Tokyo (Japan). The project will be carried out at the University of Bristol but will entail yearly visits to JAXA in Tokyo during the application and validation phases.

The position is offered on an open ended contract with funding up to February 2019.

The start date will be as soon as possible.

Interviews are expected to be carried out mid December. Closing dates for application will be midnight on Sunday 11 December 2016.

Enquiries can be made to Dr. Andrés Marcos: andres.marcos@bristol.ac.uk. Please add to the email subject: 2016 FLEXOP/VISION PD positions.

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