Center of Space Technologies was found by the merger of four laboratories: Space Technologies, Propulsion, Adaptronics and Data Processing.
The Center conducts research in the field of:
- aircraft propulsion
- space technology
- acquisition and data processing
Aircraft Propulsion Laboratory at the Institute of Aviation conducts measurement and research in the following areas:
- Piston engines tests (especially self-ignition)
- Jet engines dyno tests
- Measurements of aircraft noise (in accordance with the provisions of FAR 36 and ICAO 16)
- Test flow
Research is carried out in laboratories accredited by the PCA.
- Designing of power systems of rocket engines
- Modeling of injection and mixture formation
- Analyses of combustion processes
- Construction optimization due to the thermo- mechanical loads
- Numerical simulations of rocket flight
- Numerical simulations of single-and multiphase flows
- Computational analysis of the carrier rocket elements strength
- Development of software which facilitate the design process
Laboratory of Propellants:
- Development of innovative technology of hydrogen peroxide concentration to fuel rockets
- Research on propellants for solid and hybrid rocket engines
- Compatibility testing of materials
- HTP storage study
- Ignition test of HTP with selected fuels
Participation in international projects:
– Pulcher (FP7 ) – as a supplier of HTP samples.
– Continuation of research – working with partners in the project GRASP (FP7).
- Numerical Analysis
- Inverse Problem in Mechanics
- Design and Analysis of Aerospace Structures
- The Applications of Nanomaterials in Aerospace Engineering
- Design of MEMS (micro-gyroscopes, sensors)
- Data analysis
Laboratory was established on the basis of the project implemented in HESOFF: “Impact assessment of phosphite fertilizers on forest health condition illustrated by the photovoltaic SDL BSP”.
1. Objective: Study of the health of the forest by using multispectral image analysis of Unmanned Aircraft
2. The study area – forest stands of Płyta Krotoszyńska
3. The scope of research – detection of the pathogen phytophthora attacking the roots of oak trees and a diagnosis of the effectiveness of different forms of struggle with the pathogen.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the LIFE + instrument and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
CST’s mission is to conduct research in the field of space technology for the needs of their implementation by the national and international traders.
Director of Center of Space Technologies
Leszek Loroch, Ph.D. Eng.
phone.:+48 22 846 00 11 ext.838