The Department of Aeronautics is privileged to host Assistant professor Alena Novak Sedlackova i Full professor Andrej Novak (both from University of Zilina, Katedra leteckej dopravy), on June 14th 2018 at 10.15 AM, in lecture room D3, Building 70. Lecture topics are CNS and economic regulation of airports. Official language is english. You are all invited, welcome!
On 10-11 May 2018, an international conference on science and traffic development, ZIRP 2018, was held in Opatija, Croatia. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.
The topic of the 2018 ZIRP Conference was finding ways to address the challenges of bringing innovation to the traffic industry without compromising safety and security. Keynote speakers came from the ranks of the most renowned organizations from Europe, such as Mrs. Bakran Marcich (Deputy Director-General European Commission Mobility and Transport, Croatia), Dr. Cem Cetek (Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey), Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis (University of Bremen, Maritime Business and Logistics, Germany), Dr. Fernando Liesa (Alliance for Logistics Innovation, Spain), Mr. Siniša Reljić (Navs Consult, Croatia), Dr. Marcin Seredynski (Volvo E-Bus Competence Center, Luxemburg), Dr. Dražen Vrhovski (Wawa Group, e-mobility solutions, Croataia) and Dr. Mateusz Zajac (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Enginering, Poland).
The Department of Aeronautics was represented by four attendees: prof. Doris Novak, prof. Biljana Juričić, Dr. Tomislav Radišić, Mr. Bruno Antulov-Fantulin and Mr. Petar Andraši. Mr. Andraši presented his work on the flight test validation of PBN concept of operation in terminal area in simulated environment, whereas Mr. Antulov-Fantulin presented his work on the Air Traffic Controller assessment of the Free Route Airspace implementation within Zagreb Area Control Centre and Dr. Radišić presented the challenges and solutions for urban UAV operations.
ATCOSIMA project kick-off meeting was held in Zagreb on 25 and 26 October 2017. It is a three-year ERASMUS+ project, Action: Strategic Partnership for Higher Education. The project brings together Anadolu University (AU), Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb (ZFOT) and Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS). A consortium has been formed, with Anadolu University being the project coordinator. Experts from the aeronautical departments of the mentioned institutions will be working together on the project which deals with air-traffic controllers’ training. The primary objective of this project is to develop common assessment criteria for simulation training courses within the Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) basic training in order to improve students’ competencies regarding working effectively and in harmony within the integrated Pan-European air traffic system. The expected results are the development of standardized ATC training regarding economic targets of integrated ATM management in Europe, increased awareness of flight efficiency and, improved employment and mobility opportunities for ATCO candidates.
Department of Aeronautics has been privileged to host a visit by the Ambassador of French Republic to the Republic of Croatia, Ms. Michèle Boccoz on 18 April 2016. Ambassador was hosted by the Dean of the Faculty prof. Hrvoje Gold, accompanied by employees of the Department of Aeronautics. The direct reason for the visit was the third year of successful cooperation between the French military aviation academy and Faculty on mentoring of French officers during the preparation of their master theses.
During a short meeting, the Ambassador was briefed on the structure, study programs and activities of the Faculty, and after the meeting the Ambassador visited the premises of the Faculty Campus Borongaj where the French officers currently on exchange at the Faculty presented their progress in preparing their master theses. The Ambassador visited the Laboratory for air traffic control and Laboratory for aerodynamics, and at the latter she talked with students who gave her a first-hand account of student life and activities at the Faculty.
The Ambassador expressed her support for this form of cooperation and a desire to deepen the cooperation in the future to mutual benefit.
The meeting was also attended by the military attaché Colonel Laurent Vonderscher, attaché for scientific and university cooperation Ms. Jasna Bas, from the French Embassy, and prof. Doris Novak and prof. Biljana Juričić from the Faculty.
On 12-13 November 2015, an international conference on air transport, INAIR 2015, was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was hosted by the Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
The topic of the 2015 INAIR Conference was finding ways to address the challenges of bringing innovation to the aviation industry without compromising safety and security. Keynote speakers came from the ranks of the most renowned organizations from Europe and USA, such as Miroslav Bartoš (European CANSO CEO Committee Chairman, Slovakia), Thomas Hoff Andersson (Copenhagen Airport, Denmark), Colin Meckiff (Eurocontrol, France), Gert Meijer (Aviation Academy, The Netherlands), John Wensveen (Purdue University, USA), and Henk Hesselink (NLR, The Netherlands).
The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences was represented by four attendees: prof. Doris Novak, Bruno Antulov-Fantulin, Karolina Krajček, and Tomislav Radišić. Mr. Antulov-Fantulin presented his work on the method that can be used to detect controller workload saturation by measuring human-machine interactions, whereas Dr. Radišić presented the methods and best practices for development of the ATC research simulator.
On October 30th 2015, Department of Aeronautics hosted a meeting of potential partners on a project which will analyse the effect bora wind has on aircraft during take-off and approach phases of flight at the Dubrovnik airport. Opportunities and needs for cooperation on a series of topics which define this issue were discussed. Representatives from CroControl, Dubrovnik Airport, Faculty of Science, Meteorological and Hydrological Service, and Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences were present at the meeting with all participants officially endorsing the project. It was agreed that the project development will be continued during workshop which is to be held in near future. All participants showed full support for the project, support which will hopefully soon translate into start of the project activities that will enable better understanding of the effect bora has on the aircraft flight thus providing the airlines with relevant real-time information.
Na Zavodu za aeronautiku je 30.10.2015. održan sastanak potencijalnih partnera na projektu koji će analizirati utjecaj bure na let zrakoplova u fazama polijetanja i slijetanja na ZL Dubrovnik. Razmatrane su mogućnosti i potrebe za uspostavom suradnje na nizu pitanja koje definiraju predmetnu tematiku. Sastanku su prisustvovali predstavnici HKZP-a, ZL Dubrovnik, PMF-a, DHMZ i FPZ-a te je iskazana formalna potpora projekta. Dogovoren je nastavak razrade projektne ideje preko stručne radionice koja se planira provesti u bliskoj budućnosti. Iskazani interes svih sudionika daje za nadu skorom početku aktivnosti koje će dovesti do boljeg razumijevanja utjecaja bure na let zrakoplova na način da se zračnom prijevozniku pružaju relevantne informacije u realnom vremenu.
U petak, 10. srpnja 2015. u Vijećnici Fakulteta prometnih znanosti, doktorand Jurica Ivošević, mag. ing., obranio je doktorski rad pod naslovom: ‘Određivanje utjecaja unutarnje buke zrakoplova na sposobnost pilota’. U svom je radu doktorand razvio metodologiju mjerenja performansi pilota pri različitim akumuliranim dozama untarnje buke. Mjerenje je zatim proveo na 15 sudionika (pilota) koji su svoje vještine pokazali na trenažeru leta. Rezultati su pokazali da efekt povišene doze buke nije dovoljno izražen da bi bio statistički značajan što je bitan zaključak u kontekstu školovanja i vrednovanja pilota čime se Fakultet prometnih znanosti bavi već preko 20 godina.
Rad je izrađen pod mentorstvom prof. dr. sc. Tina Bucaka, a u povjerenstvu su bili još i prof. dr. sc. Ernest Bazijanac (predsjednik povjerenstva), izv. prof. dr. sc. Kristian Jambrošić (Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva, Zagreb, vanjski član), te izv. prof. dr. sc. Eduard Missoni i doc. dr. sc. Davor Sumpor s Fakulteta prometnih znanosti.
Ovim putem, dr. sc. Jurici Ivoševiću, kolege sa Zavoda za aeronautiku, žele uspješan nastavak akademske karijere uz još puno znanstveno-nastavnog doprinosa u području tehničkih znanosti.
During the summer semester students attending the Aerial Reconnaissance and Surveillance course at the Department of Aeronautics partake in a student project designed to push their planning, design, and problem-solving skills to their limits. This year, the task was to produce and analyse aerial infrared imagery of one part of the University Campus using very limited funds.
The project was presented to the students as a fictitious EU-funded Call for Project Proposals. Students had to read the Call, analyze the requirements, devise a solution, and submit a formal project proposal covering all aspects of project management such as: plan of activities, schedule, budget, SWOT analysis etc.
One caveat was that the proposal had to include usage of additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing). The students were split into two groups, each writing their own project proposal. The group led by Mr. Josip Kovač-Levantin won the grant and afterwards two groups merged to continue working on the winning proposal together.
Three main work packages were defined: designing and printing the airframe, assembling and programming the electronics, and modifying the common digital camera to serve as an infrared sensor.
Design of the airframe was done in SketchUp , then transferred to Cura for conversion into printer-friendly format, and finally printed on the Ultimaker 2 3D printer with PLA filament. Additive manufacturing is currently certainly not the least expensive option when it comes to building an airframe for the aerial vehicle, however, it allowed rapid prototyping and redesigning of the airframe. PLA filament is also not the strongest and lightest material for building the airframe. On numerous occasions the frame broke on hard landings (read: crashes) but upside was that the required spare parts could be produced swiftly.
The main controller and autopilot for the quadcopter was arduino-based ArduCopter. For the radio receiver a Turnigy 9X8C-V2 8-channel receiver was used. No-name 30A electronic speed controllers were used to power the four 1000 KV outrunner motors.
A Canon PowerShot A460 digital camera was modified to serve as an infrared sensor. The camera was disassembled and IR filter was located and replaced with an improvised visible light filter. Unfortunately, during one of the test flights IR sensor was destroyed so the project was completed using only visible light imagery.
Overall, students displayed excellent planning and designing abilities as well as resourcefulness during the construction and troubleshooting phases of the project. We hereby wish to congratulate them on all the hard work they have put into this project and success which was thus inevitable.
U ponedjeljak, 15.12.2014. u Vijećnici Fakulteta prometnih znanosti, doktorandica Karolina Krajček, dipl.ing., obranila je doktorski rad pod naslovom: Metoda za praćenje aerodinamičkih značajki transportnog zrakoplova tijekom eksploatacije. Kao najznačajniji doprinos ovog rada doktorandica je osmislila, razvila i validirala novu metodu praćenja aerodinamičkih značajki transportnog zrakoplova, nazvanu AeroQAR, koja se temelji na podatcima dostupnima iz snimača podataka leta. Tom se metodom aerodinamičke značajke zrakoplova, kao i njihova degradacija, mogu pratiti bez ugradnje i korištenja posebno skupih mjernih uređaja. Rad je izrađen pod dvojnim mentorstvom doc. dr. sc. Anite Domitrović i izv. prof. dr. sc. Milana Vrdoljaka (Fakultet strojarstva i brodogradnje, Sveučilište u Zagrebu), a u povjerenstvu su, osim mentora, bili i prof. dr. sc. Ernest Bazijanac, prof. dr. sc. Tino Bucak i doc. dr. sc. Božidar Ivanković.
Ovim putem, dr. sc. Karolini Krajček, kolege sa Zavoda za aeronautiku žele uspješan nastavak akademske karijere uz još puno znanstveno-nastavnog doprinosa u području tehničkih znanosti.