Scientific Projects

1 Jan 2017– 31 Dec 2019
2 Aug 2016– 31 Mar 2017

Vehicle-oriented research has been pursued for many years now at SCL. Its results materialized in various forms ranging from research initiatives and R&D project proposals through conference and journal publications to industrial R&D contracts. However, a comprehensive demonstration of the vehicle-oriented research output has always been problematic within the Institute due to its limited facilities available in respect of this application field.

1 Mar 2016– 28 Feb 2019

The VISION project  is a European-Japanese collaborative research project. To enhance air transport safety, the main objective of the project is to validate smarter technologies for aircraft guidance, navigation and control (GN&C)  by including:

1 Jul 2015– 30 Jun 2017

MTA SZTAKI initiated and leads an R&D consortium aiming to develop automated control functionality for commercial vehicles. The R&D objectives include the reduction of fuel consumption and of the emission of air pollutants, as well as the improvement of road safety and driver comfort. The project is organised in the following thematic groups:

1 Jul 2015– 30 Jun 2017

MTA SZTAKI initiated and leads an R&D consortium aiming to develop automated control functionality for commercial vehicles. The R&D objectives include the reduction of fuel consumption and of the emission of air pollutants, as well as the improvement of road safety and driver comfort. The project is organised in the following thematic groups:

  1. System architecture
  2. Automated vehicle control
  3. Energy-optimal vehicle control
  4. Power-supply
  5. Drive

 

1 Jun 2015– 30 Nov 2018

A closer coupling of wing aeroelasticity and flight control systems in the design process opens new opportunities to explore previously unviable designs. Common methods and tools across the disciplines also provide a way to rapidly adapt existing designs into derivative aircraft, at a reduced technological risk (e.g. using control to solve a flutter problem discovered during development). Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement (FLEXOP) thus opens a complete new dimension for derivative aircraft design.

Jan 2015

The sense and avoid (S&A) capability is crucial for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It is due to the necessity of integrating civilian and governmental UAVs into the common airspace. In a S&A scenario, the ego-UAV is the observer, which  estimates the probability and/or the possibility of collision. Based on this estimation, it initiates an avoidance maneuver, if and when it is required. The probability of collision can be determined  through the estimation of direction and distance of the other aircraft or UAV (called in this context the intruder).

1 Nov 2011– 31 Oct 2014

The All-Electric Aircraft is a major target for the next generation of aircraft to lower consumption of non-propulsive power and thus fuel burn. To eliminate hydraulic circuits, pumps and reservoirs, Electro Mechanical Actuators (EMA) are mandatory but now need to meet cost, reliability and weight requirements from the airframers.