Dynamics and Control in Aerospace Systems

This team is dedicated to the study of the dynamics and control of aircraft and spacecraft. It is part of the Aerospace Engineering Research Group and the Bioengineering and Aerospace Department. The activities of the team are organised along three research lines:

  1. Air navigation and control
  2. Space flight dynamics
  3. Wind power generation using kites

They involve several branches of engineering and physics like optimal control, trajectory optimisation, mission analysis, orbital mechanics, space tether dynamics, and nonlinear dynamics and bifurcation theory in dynamical systems. The team has a broad experience in projects funded by the Spanish Goverment and the European Commission and collaborate actively with world-leading institutions.