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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TBO-Met Project @ SESAR Innovation Days’16

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Recent Work | 0 comments

TBO-Met consortium will participate in the 2016 SESAR Innovation Days  to be host at TU Delt from November the 8th to November the 10th. A poster will be presented (tbo-met_poster) Paper: Wind-Based Robust Aircraft Route Optimization using Meteorological Ensemble Prediction Systems. D. González-Arribas, Manuel Soler, Manuel Sanjurjo. SESAR Innovation Days 2016 (SIDs’16)....

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