Dynamics and Control in Aerospace Systems
This Lab is dedicated to the study of the dynamics and control of aircraft and spacecraft. It is part of the UC3M Aerospace Engineering Research Group and the Aerospace Engineering Department.
The activities of the team are organised along three research lines:
Space flight dynamics
Research group of Manuel Sanjurjo
They involve several branches of engineering and physics like optimal control, trajectory optimisation, mission analysis, orbital mechanics, space tether dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and bifurcation theory in dynamical systems, and robust and advanced control techniques. The lab has a broad experience in competitive projects funded by the Madrid’s regional Government, the Spanish Goverment, and the European Commission, as well as leading industries in aerospace, and collaborates actively with world-leading institutions.
Andrés Marcos Esteban
Beatriz Galindo Distinguished Senior Investigator
Manuel Fernando Soler
Javier García Heras
Lecturer and Researcher
Professor & Researcher
Juan de la Cierva Fellow
Eduardo A. Endériz
Manuel Angel Sánchez
Active Research Projects
A prototype of a global multi-hazard monitoring and early warning system for natural hazards in aviation. Horizon 2020. Call: H2020-SESAR-2019-2 (SESAR 2020 EXPLORATORY RESEARCH). May 2020 – Dec 2020. 2M€. – Soler M.
Beatriz Galindo 2021
Tecnologías emergentes de control robusto para ingeniería aeroespacial. June 2021 – May 2026. 450K€. – Marcos Esteban A.
Combined Heuristic and Statistical Methodologies Applied to Manoeuvre Detection in the SST Observation Correlation Process. – Sanjurjo M.
Cátedra SUC3M-SENER Aeroespacial (https://st3llar.uc3m.es/) – Marcos A.
Cátedra UC3M-ISDEFE ESPACIO. – Sanjurjo M.
Centro de investigación e integración de tecnología espacial y nano/micro-SATélites (CSAT). November 2021 – December 2023. 1.5M€ – Andrés Marcos
Diseño optimo de sistemas de cambio de actitud y orbita en misiones multiobjetivo con. micropropulsion basada en motores de electrospray . – Sanjurjo M.
Flying Air Traffic Management for the benefit of environment and climate. Horizon 2020. Call: H2020-SESAR-2019-2 (SESAR 2020 EXPLORATORY RESEARCH). May 2020 – Dec 2020. 2M€ . – Soler M.
Meteorological uncertainty management for Flow Management Positions. Horizon 2020. Call: H2020-SESAR-2019-2 (SESAR 2020 EXPLORATORY RESEARCH). May 2020 – Dec 2020. 1 M€. – Soler M.
Aviation and climate change: HYDROGEN-powered aircraft model design and climate-optimal aircraft operations using Artificial Intelligence. – Soler M.
Artificial Intelligence Solutions to Meteo-Based DCB Imbalances for Network Operations Planning. Horizon 2020. Call: H2020-SESAR-2019-2 (SESAR 2020 EXPLORATORY RESEARCH). May 2020 – Dec 2020. 2M€. – Soler M.
Integrated Multi-Actuator CONtrol System for Payloads LoS and Satellite. January 2020 – June 2023. 121K€ – Marcos Esteban A.
A stable and resilient ATM by integrating robust airline operations into the network. Horizon 2020. Call: H2020-SESAR-2019-2 (SESAR 2020 EXPLORATORY RESEARCH). May 2020 – Dec 2020. 2M€. – Soler M.
A pilot/dispatcher support tool based on the enhanced provision of thunderstorm forecasts considering its inherent uncertainty.
Eduardo Andrés Endériz (ongoing) Supervisors: Soler M., Sanjurjo-Rivo M. & Kamgarpour M.
Network-wide Robust Climate Optimal Aircraft Trajectory Planning
Fateme Baneshi (ongoing) Supervisors: Soler M.
Applying Deep Learning for Optical Navigation of Solar System Exploration and Earth Observation Missions
Alfredo Escalante López (ongoing) Supervisors: Sanjurjo M.
Automatic Maneuver Detection in the SST Observation Correlation Process
Guillermo Escribano (ongoing) Supervisors: Sanjurjo M. & Siminski J. (ESA)
Optimal Close-Operation Trajectories in Non-Conventional Dynamical Environments
Thomas Aleksander Frekhaug (ongoing) Supervisors: Soler M. & Sanjurjo-Rivo M.
Innovative analytical/ metaheuristic techniques to solve complex trajectory optimization problems involving climate impacts.
Amin Jafarimoghaddam (ongoing) Supervisors: Soler M.
Applying machine learning techniques to improve ATFM operations during convective weather
Aniel Jardines (ongoing) Supervisors: Soler M.
Shumpei Kamo (ongoing) Supervisors: Fricke H., Rosenow J. & Soler M.
Intelligent Navigation and Control System for Minor Celestial Body Descent and Ascent
Pelayo Peñarroya Rodríguez (ongoing) Supervisors: Centuori S. (Deimos Space SL) & Sanjurjo M.
Integrated Multi-Actuator CONtrol design for Multi-Body Line-of-Sight Pointing of Space Missions
Alison Ponche (ongoing) Supervisors: Ott T. (Airbus – Friedrichshafen) & Marcos Esteban A.
Orbit Determination of space debris objects from the fusion of the information obtained by different sensors
Manuel Angel Sánchez Piedra (ongoing) Supervisors: Catalán Morollón M. (Royal Institute and Observatory of the Spanish Navy) & Sanjurjo M.
Aircraft Trajectory Optimization and Climate Change
Abolfazl Simorgh (ongoing) Supervisors: Soler M.
Autonomous Control of Flight Formation by Drag and Lift Maneuvers at LEO, with the support of GPS system
Pelayo Vázquez Rodríguez (ongoing) Supervisors: Sanjurjo M.