Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of Engineering
Flight dynamics laboratory basically concerns dynamics and its application to aircraft, while its research interest expands including control engineering, system engineering and information technology. Application and system oriented research and education are major characteristics of the laboratory.
The laboratory challenges widening application of UAVs(unmanned aerial vehicle) by using miniaturized high-performance onboard computers and digital avionics. One of the on-going development projects is UAV systems for aerial geomagnetic survey in Afar area, Ethipoia. The vehicles were developed in our laboratory, and they have been used and collected precious aeromagnetic data in Afar in 2019.The aeromagnetic survey is supposed to be done in 2023 again. Another project is a UAV system which responds to the demand of an aerosol researchers to recover aerosol sample from a high altitude. The UAV has been used in Antarctica in 2013, 2015, 2020, and 2022 as one of the projects of Japan Antarctic Research Expedition. Students can learn many things in trying to solve various problems raised in the development.
PhoenixLR UAV flying in Ethiopia
UAV under wind tunnel testing for aerosol sample return form hight altitude in Antarctica
Assoc.Prof. Shin-Ichiro Higashino