Dr Ruxandra Botez is Full Professor at ÉTS University in Canada since 1998. Ruxandra is the Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Holder in Aircraft Modeling and Simulation Technologies since 2011, and she is the Head of the Laboratory of Applied Research in Active Controls, Avionics and AeroServoElasticity LARCASE since 2003. Ruxandra is AIAA Associate Fellow, CASI (Canadian Aeronautical Society Institute) Associate Fellow and Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Fellow. She is Editor-in-Chief of the INCAS Bulletin. Ruxandra graduated more than 20 PhD students, 80 Master’s students (projects and theses) and 260 Internship students in her academic career. Ruxandra published more than 165 archival original journal articles, 300 conference papers, 7 invited book chapters and 2 books. Ruxandra and her team have obtained more than 50 awards; she also gave more than 50 invited speaker presentations. Ruxandra works in collaboration with various aerospace companies in Canada, such as Bombardier Aerospace, CAE Inc., Esterline CMC Electronics, Bell Helicopter Textron, Thales Aerospace, GlobVision, FLIR Systems and IAR-NRC, in the USA with Presagis and NASA, in Italy with Alenia and CIRA, in Mexico with Hydra Technologies, in Germany with DLR and in Romania with the National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” (under the aegis of The Romanian Academy).
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Aircraft Modeling, Simulation and Controls at the LARCASE Laboratory
At the Research Laboratory in Active Controls, Avionics and Aeroservoelasticity (LARCASE), four main equipments are used to validate experimentally artificial intelligent algorithms and methodologies. These equipements are: two highest level D qualified flight simulators for the business aircraft Cessna Citation X (CCX) and for the commercial aircraft CRJ-700 that were developed with CAE, Cessna and Bombardier; the Unmanned Aerial System UAS-S4 and the Price- Païdoussis subsonic wind tunnel. A brief description will be given on various aircraft artificial intelligence algorithms applications and their experimental validation on these equipments in the areas of aircraft modeling and simulation areas, such as stall, flight dynamics, controls, trajectories optimizations, that were validated on CCX, CRJ-700, UAS-S4, S45 and morphing wings.