Experts from the Institute of Aerospace Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, together with Direct Fly, s.r.o, are involved in the development of a new all-metal aircraft in the UL / LSA category. The new UL will be designed for certification with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 600 kilograms. It should be applicable not only for landing on short, unpaved surfaces, but also as a cruise aircraft for long-haul flights and at higher cruising speeds than other airplanes of the same category. It should be capable of short take-off and landing (STOL). Runway of 89 meters should be sufficient to take-off and ascent up to 15 meters, landing from 15 meters of height should require about 250 meters of runway. At the same time, the aircraft is designed as a kit (Kitplane) and such technology allows significant reduction in costs and shorter production deadlines.
The first year of the FEL_Camp camp took place at the tent base of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Temešvár near the Orlík Dam from 6 to 9 August. High school students had to find the wreckage of a crashed plane and save the survivors. They had to use a lot of knowledge in the field of electronics, energetics and ICT to successfully complete the task. Throughout the course, they were assisted by instructors from the ranks of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Scientists from the CTU University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings launched the SAWER system in the desert in the United Arab Emirates, whose development began in 2017. The test run will be evaluated at the end of 2019. The designers will use the experience gained during the trial operation when designing the equipment for the Czech pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, which should be installed next year.
Within the IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems 2019, which took place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague from 29 July to 2 August, flights of cooperating autonomous drones were carried out by CTU scientists as well as participants of the summer school.
Katarína Křížková Gajdošová from the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, who is also involved in the project of the Center of Advanced Applied Natural Sciences (CAAS), has won the Best Thesis Award of the ALICE experiment.
The University Center for Energy Efficient CTU in Prague and MDL Expo s.r.o., the organizer of the fair, signed yet another cooperation agreement. In addition, UCEEB became patron of the 23rd Aquatherm Prague fair, which takes place from 3 to 6 March, 2020 at the PVA EXPO PRAHA in Prague's Letňany, and at the same time becomes an expert partner of the accompanying program of the fair.
The Joseph F. Traub Award, awarded since 1999 in the recent field of Information-based complexity, was awarded to doc. Jan Vybíral from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering. He will receive the award at the Algorithms and Complexity for Continuous Problems seminar in August 2019 in Dagstuhl, Germany. Awarded by Journal of Complexity.
A new propeller test room for turboprop engines of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was presented at a press conference at the airport in Hradec Králové on 25 June.In addition to the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering prof. Michael Valášek, the event was also attended by the rector of CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Vladimír Bärtl, US Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen B. King, CEO of GE Aviation Czech Milan Šlapák, Mayor of Hradec Králové Alexandr Hrabálek and Director of Czech-American Chamber of Commerce Weston Stacey.
The Faculty of Information Technology, (FIT CTU) participates in a unique research that makes drones safer and more usable. For example such as coordinating multiple drones with a rescue helicopter or delivering shipments. The four-member student team, in collaboration with the faculty, has developed a unique Dronetag device that uses modern mobile and satellite technology to make any drone visible in the air traffic control maps. The FIT CTU student team led by Ing. Lukáš Brchl has recently established the start-up company Dronetag, engaged in the development of small independent IoT devices for drones bearing the same name as the company. Their idea came up in November 2018 on Space Application Hackathon, where the team won in the Navigation category. The company's goal is to make drones smarter, interconnected and safe to access air traffic. FIT CTU owns a professional drone on which the device is tested. A key component of the entire system is a web-based platform and mobile application through which users can monitor nearby drone traffic and manage other Dronetag-connected devices.
The second annual Maker Faire Prague festival took place at the Prague Exhibition Grounds on 22 and 23 June. It is the largest Czech meeting of modern handymen and inventors, whose ambition is to introduce playful educational projects. The event's partner was CTU in Prague and Jiří Zemánek from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.