Bálint Vanek

deputy head of research laboratory
1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17.
Room number
K 218
+36 1 279 6113


My research interest includes safety aspects of both manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). My research areas include fault detection and reconfigurable control of aerospace systems, mainly using the linear parameter-varying (LPV) framework. UAVs and their insertion into the common airspace is another research topic I am interested in. I am working on developing a safety critical avionics architecture for small UAVs and also providing them a vision based sense-and-avoid system. I am the coordinator of the H2020 Research Project FLEXOP, working on flexible aircraft control technologies, to mitigate the effects of flutter.



Research Interest

Memberships, professional activities


Selected projects

  • VISION, PI, (EU H2020 - Japan collaborative project) (2016-2019)
    • Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent flight cONtroL.
  • FLEXOP, Coordinator, (EU H2020) (2015-2018)
    • Advanced control methods for flutter free aircraft flight control. The methods are validated on a flexible wing unmanned demonstrator.
  • ADDSAFE (EU FP7) (2009-2012)
    • Fault detection of aircraft flight control surfaces. The methods are validated on hardware testbenches of Airbus.
  • ACTUATION 2015 (EU FP7) (2010-2014)
    • Modular electro mechanical actuators for the future generations of aircraft. SZTAKI’s role is related to advanced control and health monitoring.
  • RECONFIGURE (EU FP7) (2013-2015)
    • Reconfigurable flight control algorithms for helping the pilot with maintain flight envelope protection and handling qualities applied to Airbus’s flight control benchmark.
  • Sense and Avoid (ONR Global) (2011-2014)
    • Vision only sense and avoid system for small UAVs with low power consumption.

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