Bálint Vanek, PhD, Deputy Head of the SZTAKI System and Control Theory Research Laboratory, lead researcher of the Autonomous Aerial Vehicles application area of the National Laboratory of Autonomous Systems (NLAS) also gave a presentation at the online event Budapest Science Meetup.
“In making modern passenger aircraft more economical, both in terms of propulsion and flying kite construction, we have reached the limit of traditional technologies, but it can already be seen that development will not be broken and a major paradigm shift is expected in the next decade. Hydrogen propulsion poses serious challenges, but in addition, the combined ‘multidisciplinary’ design of an aircraft’s kite structure and control system alone can result fuel saving of up to 10 percent. The challenge for the future is to actively control the increasingly graceful and flexible wings and trunks, to reduce resonance phenomena. In the presentation, I will present the structural and related management issues of the next generation aircraft, as well as the related SZTAKI contributions.” – is written in the abstract of the presentation on the webside of the event.
The full presentation can be viewed here: