International Institute for Advanced Aerospace Technologies – IIAAT

Educational Programs • Postgraduate and Research • Advanced Projects Management

Research, Development and Productization

Years of comprehensive R&D has lead to highly successful productization of various products at IIAAT including Pelican-2 and Pelican-4 series of Small-Sized Amphibious Seaplanes (for civilian applications, Patent No.RU106222U1, Airworthiness Certificate/Registration No. 0891/Z1808/0010176), Air-Cushion Based Aero-Boat PT-04, Micro and Mini UAVs (for civilian applications including urban traffic monitoring and disaster management), as well as a whole array of on-board avionics systems/sub-systems and aerospace application specific software packages/source codes.

Some of our developed products have as well found very successful usage and applications in non-aerospace industries as useful technology spin-offs (having found utility into spheres such as industrial control, robotics, medical, automobile, etc).

Aerospace Navigation

Fundamental research, design, development and prototyping of MEMS-Based sensors (including Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, Pressure Sensors, RF-Based Sensors), INS and SNS Devices/Systems. IIAAT and its specialists have successfully also been awarded numerous patents/IPRs for the same.

Recent R&D Projects also include new-generation MEMS and MEMS-Based On-Board Navigation Systems for automatic motion control.

The monograph “Aerospace Sensors” has been published in January 2013 under the edition of IIAAT director Prof. Alexander Mebylov in Momentum Press publishing house, New York, USA.

Control theory and systems

Stability, robust control, ensuring control accuracy.

Software for simulation and investigation of flexible aerospace vehicles FVDSSP®. Software packages for simulation of flexible, essentially non-steady vehicle motion, synthesis of control systems, research of dynamic properties and stability. Such significant physical effects as structural elasticity, oscillations of liquid in tanks, time lag in engines, local aerodynamic effects, etc have been taken into account. The program interface allows changing parameters and structure of vehicle in a broad range and results representation in 3D graphic or digital formats.

Motion control of vehicles in air-water interface (sensors for low-altitude flight), measurement of extra low altitude of flight and sea waves profile, navigation and control systems integration, collision avoidance, control laws optimization.

Studies of integrated aerospace systems

Horizontal take-off, launch and landing of aerospace plane, HTHL space vehicles with ekranoplane assistance.

Embedded Software

Design and Optimization of Architecture, Database Structure and Data Flow.

Diagnostics and Fault-Tolerance, Advanced Systems Engineering Indigenous/In-House Developed Design Tools.

Software for data processing

Multichannel data traffic, image processing, constructing of 3D-models.

Ekranoplanes, wing-in-ground effect machines

Optimization of general composition and aerodynamics, navigation and control systems, projects for commercial applications.

Possible Themes for Joint Research and International Collaboration in 2021-2022

  1. Flight simulators for aerospace university students and cadets for the initial acquisition of skills of piloting the aircraft.
  2. The software package for the study, modeling and simulation of aerospace vehicles with flexible structure.
  3. Onboard photometric system for measurement of anisotropy of sea waves and selection of the optimal landing direction for seaplane or ekranoplane (WIG-craft).
  4. High-performance adaptive image compressor for surface monitoring from a satellite.
  5. On-board analyzer of sea-waves profile on the basis of innovative PMD-camera.
  6. Vibration diagnostic system for monitoring the technical condition of helicopter and the preventing of critical flight modes.
  7. Development and improvement of flight and operational performance of light seaplanes Pelican -2 and Pelican -4.
  8. Development and improvement of MEMS accelerometers with a range of measured accelerations +- 60g.
  9. Development of methods for time-dependent, nonlinear, adaptive and robust filtering for meeting the requirements of integrated navigation systems design.
  10. Development of methods of optimization at measuring the parameters of motion and distributed control systems for aerospace vehicles with flexible structure.
  11. Development of methods for the integrity monitoring of inertial-satellite navigation systems.
  12. Development of methods to improve flight control system and display system of navigation information for crew.
  13. The project of aerospace plane construction with the horizontal launch and landing, carried out with the use of heavy WIG-craft.
  14. Development of methods for synthesis of automatic control systems by the numerical characteristics of influences.
  15. Development and improvement of precision sensors of altitude above the surface based on different physical principles of measurement.
  16. Traffic control system to optimize traffic flows and individual vehicles motion based on advanced navigation, communication and information processing means.
  17. Smart UAV development.
  18. Problems of trajectory control at deep space probe flight.
  19. Master training for groups of experts in English medium.
  20. Postgraduate training of aerospace specialists in English medium.

Address: IIAAT, SUAI, 67, Bolshaya Morskaya, Saint-Petersburg, 190000, RUSSIA
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