Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AVAILab)

Multidisciplinary laboratory focused on developments and applications within the fields of Mathematical Modelling, Optimisation, Soft & Natural Computing, Self-Organisation & Swarm Robotics, Autonomous Navigation and Positioning Systems.

Optimal Recovery Method for eVTOL Aircraft Following Total Loss of Thrust

Lead Researcher: Dr Thomas Statheros
Researchers:
Osita N. Ugwueze
Dr Mauro S. Innocente
Dr Nadjim Horri
Dr Mike Bromfield (University of Birmingham)

Funding:  Coventry University (CU) via National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) PhD Scholarship
Duration:  Ongoing (since 2017)

There is currently a lack of understanding of the different Electric VTOL aircraft architectures, and the safety consequence in selecting a given architecture to achieve certain performance objectives.

This project aims to inform Electric VTOL aircraft design through the development and optimisation of a controlled descent method following a total loss in thrust.

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