Innovations

Advance Materials

Hereafter a list of R/D activities in which SAB Aerospace has been or is currently involved:

  • ADVANCED CERAMICS
    • SMITA: developed a prototype Structural Health Monitoring system (SHMS) to monitor the structural integrity of a TPS
    • DEDALO: development of novel materials for TPS for re-entry vehicles and equipped with SHMS (in collaboration with CGS and CNR-ISTEC)
  • LIGHT ALLOYS
    • Magnesium Alloys: innovative application of magnesium alloys for aerospace systems (including FSW)
  • THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
    • PANDION: development of GHP and LHP with ceramic wick (in collaboration with CGS and CNR-ISTEC) + deployment system

Aeronautical Systems and Applications

SAB Aerospace activities related to Aeronautics and applications covers the following areas:

  • UAV SYSTEMS
    • ENVIRO: development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for environmental monitoring

 

  • FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    • AFMS: development of Advanced Flight Management System for General Aviation (supported by CIRA)

 

  • VISION BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
    • SiNAV: development of an innovative navigation system for UAVs based on Vision and LIDAR in order to include 3D mapping and hazard detection capabilities (Integration of Camera, LIDAR, IMU/GPS)

 

  • ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING APPLICATIONS
    • CONERO UAV: development of an application for environmental monitoring using data coming from UAV payloads