Paper published at Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Blog, News & Events, Recent Work | 0 comments

We have published the following paper:   Robust Aircraft Trajectory Planning under Wind Uncertainty using Optimal Control. D. González-Arribas, Manuel Soler, and Manuel Sanjrujo. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Accepted for publication (Sept. 2017). The final (edited by AIAA) version will be made available very soon in articles in advance (with a DOI assigned) and thereafter assigned to a...

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Workshop on Uncertainty and ATM

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog, News & Events | 0 comments

We are organizing a Workshop on “Uncertainty and Air Traffic Management”. The workshop is organized within the framework of Opt-Met project (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness). TBO-Met project (funded by SESAR under H2020) activities will be also presented. You can find all the information @ Workshop on “Uncertainty...

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Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineeing (Second Edition Published)

Posted by on Ago 30, 2017 in Blog, News & Events, Recent Work | 0 comments

Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering, in its first edition published in 2014, has been a success (in my modest opinion): More than 1500 units sold via the various CreateSpace distribution channels; more than 2500 downloads at the website; more than 12000 reads in ResearchGate. Nevertheless, improvements are always needed. Along these (almost) four years,  several errata have been spotted and corrected in this second edition. In addition, some on the contents have been improved and extended. As in the first edition, the book is divided into three parts, namely: Introduction, The Aircraft, and Air Transportation, Airports, and Air Navigation, including an appendix. Main modifications include the following: new exercises have been proposed, including computer based exercises in the appendix; some chapters have been revised and completed; the air navigation contents have been split into two independent chapters, namely: Air Traffic Management and Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance. As in the first edition, space engineering is almost totally missing. The course originally was aimed at providing an introduction to aeronautical engineering with the focus on commercial aircraft, and thus space vehicles, space systems, space materials, space operations, and/or orbital mechanics are not covered in this book. Neither helicopters or unmanned air vehicles are covered. I refer interested readers to a edX Course entitled {\it The conquest of Space}, an introductory course to space engineering (including both technical and historical insight) prepared by some colleagues at the Aerospace Department at UC3M, including myself. Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC BY-SA) 3.0 License, and it is offered in open access in “pdf” format. The document can be accessed and downloaded at the book’s website This licensing is aligned with a philosophy of sharing and spreading knowledge. Writing and revising over and over this book has been an exhausting, very time consuming activity. To acknowledge author’s effort, a donation platform has been activated  at the book’s website. Also, printed copies can be acquired at low cost price (lower than self printing) via...

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Workshop on Meteorology and ATM

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in News & Events, Recent Work | 0 comments

Please find attached a Preliminary Programme of the “Workshop on Meteorology and ATM” that we will have in Seville on 24-25 May 2017. We have programmed a total of 16 presentations divided into 3 sessions, addressing 3 main research themes: — Provision and processing of met predictions — Trajectory analysis subject to met uncertainty — Traffic analysis subject to met uncertainty Activities of Opt-Met and TBO-Met Projects will be...

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

In 2017 the AXA Research Fund will be proposing up to 25 Post-Doctoral Fellowships to outstanding researchers. You can be awarded a grant for up to €130,000 for an 18 to 24 month period. All research institutions willing to host Post-Doctoral Fellowship candidates that are registered in the AXA Research Fund database will be receiving our two bottom-up calls for applications. It is up to the Institution to identify the best possible candidates to participate in these Post-Doctoral Fellowships campaigns. Candidates will subsequently be expected to submit their application outlining the research project the are to carry out in the host institution nominating them. More info UC3M is registered and can participate. Topics include climate change. In particular, it would be very interesting to study the impact of contrails in Global Warming (research line that we currently...

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Convocatoria Ayudas para la contratación de ayudantes de investigación y técnicos de laboratorio

Posted by on Ago 31, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

La Comunidad de Madrid ha publicado la convocatoria de las ayudas para la contratación de ayudantes de investigación y técnicos de laboratorio. El plazo para presentar las solicitudes por los tutores es el 8 de septiembre. Toda la información está disponible en el enlace a las convocatorias: El objetivo de estas ayudas es que las personas jóvenes menores de 30 años, que no tengan ninguna ocupación laboral ni se encuentren estudiando o realizando algún ciclo formativo, puedan recibir una oferta de empleo y así fortalecer los equipos de investigación que desarrollen su trabajo en las áreas de interés estratégico para la Comunidad de Madrid. A diferencia de la convocatoria del año anterior, en esta ocasión en el momento de la solicitud no es necesario presentar al candidato, sino que se solicitan las plazas y una vez se resuelvan se realizaría el proceso de selección. REQUISITOS DEL PERSONAL A CONTRATAR – Estar inscritos en el Fichero del Sistema Nacional de Garantía Juvenil – Estar empadronados en cualquier localidad de la Comunidad de Madrid – No estar vinculados laboralmente con la institución que les contrate – Estar en posesión de la titulación exigida. Para ayudantes de investigación: Licenciado, Ingeniero, Arquitecto, Diplomado, Graduado, Ingeniero Técnico o Arquitecto Técnico. Para técnicos de laboratorio: Técnico o Técnico Superior, en el marco de la Formación Profesional del sistema educativo Extracto de la Orden de convocatoria. En formato PDF (tamaño de 85,56 Kb) Orden de Convocatoria 2016 ayudantes y técnicos de laboratorio. En formato PDF (tamaño de 725,75 Kb) Bases reguladoras de la convocatoria. En formato PDF (tamaño de 155,7...

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