Prof. Dieter Moormann

Institute of Flight System Dynamics (FSD), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Professional Experience

01/ 2010 – now
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Head of Institute of Flight System Dynamics
Research Focus is on design and evaluation of flight system dynamics especially of unconventional and unmanned aerial vehicles:
– Flight Control and Flight Management of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) towards autonomous systems
– Flight Control and Pilot Assistance Systems for piloted aircraft
– Identification of Flight Mechanics using wind tunnel and flight tests of scaled models
– Model building and simulation of Flight System Dynamics
– Optimization of Handling Qualities and Flying Qualities
– Spaceflight dynamics and attitude control of satellites

03/2002 – 12/2009
Airbus, Ottobrunn and Manching, Germany
– Chief Engineer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology demonstrator BARRAUCDA (2007 – 2009)
– Technology Coordinator for Unmanned Systems and Head of Research and Technology Project “Autonomous Control” (2006 – 2007)
– Team Leader Flight Dynamics and Autopilot Design of the UAV demonstrator BARRACUDA (2002 – 2007)
– Design Engineer Flight Control for Eurofighter Typhoon

11/2001 – 02/2002
Airbus, Bremen, Germany
– Systems Engineer: Investigations on dynamics of A380 High Lift System
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01/1994 – 10/2001
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
– Development of an object-oriented Flight Dynamics and Systems Library in Dymola/Modelica (1994 – 2001)
– Cooperation with Airbus, Hamburg/Bremen, Germany (1997-2001)
*Demonstration of advantages of Object Oriented Modelling and Multi Objective Optimization in Robust Flight Control design process
– Contributions to European aerospace projects with respect to Model Building and Flight
Control Laws (1995 – 2000)
*Group for aeronautical research and technology in Europe (GARTEUR) Action Group on “Robust Flight Control” (FM-AG08) and “New Analysis Techniques for Clearance of Flight Control Laws” (FM-AG09)
*BRITE/EURAM project of the European Union: „Robust and Effizient Autopilot Control Laws Design (REAL)”
04/1993 – 12/1993
Dornier Space Systems, Friedrichshafen, Germany
– Design and test of the thermal concept of a plant chamber for use in space (ESTEC contract)


PhD in Aerospace Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
PhD-thesis: “Automated Model Building of Flight System Dynamics”
10/1987 – 9/1993
Dipl.-Ing. (MS) in Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Focus: Flight Guidance and Flight Control