Dr Douglas Thomson

  • Senior Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)

telephone: 01413306145
email: Douglas.Thomson@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Dr Thomson graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1983 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.  He then obtained a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow.  After 2 years as a research assistant funded by the Royal Aerospace Establishment, he obtained a Royal Society University Research Fellowship allowing him to conduct independent research in the area of inverse simulation.  In 1993 he joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering as senior lecturer in flight dynamics, and in 2000 began a period of 7 years as Head of this Department.  In 2010, after the restructuring of the Faculty of Engineering into the School of Engineering,  Dr Thomson was appointed as Head of the Aerospace Sciences Research Division.  He is also currently the Chief Adviser of Studies (Engineering) within the School.

Research Interests

The focus of Dr Thomson’s research has been in rotorcraft flight dynamics.  Most notably he has developed widely used techniques for inverse simulation applied to a rotorcraft.  This line of research continues with recent applications in developing evasion strategies for helicopter avoidance of RPG threats, and the guidance and control of underwater vehicles.  Autogyro flight dynamics is another area of continuing research.  Simulation and flight testing of these vehicles has led to important new understanding of their flight characteristics.  Dr Thomson is currently developing a fixed base flight simulator for rotorcraft piloted simulation studies.

Expertise

Rotorcraft Mathematical Modelling and Flight Dynamics.
Inverse Simulation.
Handling Qualities.
Piloted Simulation.
Autogyro Flight Dynamics.
Pilot/human operator modelling.
Systems modelling, dynamics and control.

Selected publications

Grants

  • Development of a Research Flight Simulator, 2007-2012, £200,000    
  • Risk Assessment of Helicopter Platform Threats in Current Operational Scenarios, 2011, £31000 (co-holder) D. Anderson
  • Autogyro Investigation into Limits of Scale & Applicability, 2011, £40000, (co-holders) S.Houston, E.Gillies
  • Helmet Wind Tunnel Testing, 2011, £10000, (co-holder) R.Green

Supervision

  • C. Taylor “The Development of a Simulation Technique for the Analysis of Helicopter Offshore Operations”,  Ph.D., 1995
  • S. Rutherford “Simulation Techniques for the Study of the Manoeuvring of Advanced Rotorcraft Configurations”,  Ph.D., 1997
  • G. Leacock “Helicopter Inverse Simulation for Workload and Handling Qualities Estimation”,  Ph.D., 2000
  • V. Spathopolous “The Assessment of a Rotorcraft Simulation Model in Autorotation by Means of Flight Testing a Light Gyroplane”, PhD,  2001.  http://theses.gla.ac.uk/797/
  • N. Cameron “Identifying Pilot Model Parameters for an Initial Handling Qualities Assessment”,  Ph.D., 2002
  • M. Bagiev “Autogyro Handling Qualities Assessment Using Flight Testing and Simulation Techniques”,  Ph.D., 2006
  • J. Trchalik “Aeroelastic Modelling of Gyroplane Rotors”, Ph.D.,  2009, http://theses.gla.ac.uk/1232/

 

Current students:

  • K. Ferguson “Validation of Pilot Models through the Prediction of Rotorcraft-Pilot Coupling”   Ph.D
  • N. Nunes “Assessing Helicopter Survivability to Ground Launched Projectiles Using Multi-Fidelity Simulation”,  M.Sc.
  • S. Shahrul “Improved Autogyro Flying Qualities Using Automatic Control Methods”

Teaching

  • Flight Dynamics 4
  • Dynamics & Control 3
  • Aircraft Handling Qualities & Control 5
  • Aircraft Flight Dynamics
  • Aircraft Handling Qualities & Control
  • Control EE3

Additional information

University Service:

  • Member of Senate
  • Member of Staff Grievance Panel
  • Member of Senate Student Conduct Committee
  • Member of Employability Working Group

External Examiner Appointments

  • City University, London, 2007-2010
  • University of Liverpool, 2008-2011
  • University of Manchester, 2010-2013

All publications

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Number of items: 81.

2017

Zhou, W., Wang, H., Thomson, D. , Tang, G. and Zhang, F. (2017) Inverse simulation system for evaluating handling qualities during rendezvous and docking. Acta Astronautica, 137, pp. 461-471. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.05.011)

Ireland, M. L. , Mackenzie, R., Flessa, T., Worrall, K. J., Thomson, D. G. and McGookin, E. W. (2017) Inverse Simulation as a Tool for Fault Detection and Isolation in Planetary Rovers. In: 10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, Salzburg, Austria, 29 May - 02 Jun 2017,

Ireland, M. , Flessa, T., Thomson, D. and McGookin, E. (2017) A comparison of non-linear dynamic inversion and inverse simulation. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, (Accepted for Publication)

Ireland, M. L. , Worrall, K. J., Mackenzie, R., Flessa, T., McGookin, E. and Thomson, D. (2017) A Comparison of Inverse Simulation-Based Fault Detection in a Simple Robotic Rover with a Traditional Model-Based Method. In: 19th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA 2017), Madrid, Spain, 26-27 Mar 2017,

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2017) Examining the stability derivatives of a compound helicopter. Aeronautical Journal, 171(1235), pp. 1-20. (doi:10.1017/aer.2016.101)

Houston, S. and Thomson, D. (2017) On the modelling of gyroplane flight dynamics. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 88, pp. 43-58. (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2016.11.001)

Ferguson, K., Thomson, D. and Anderson, D. (2017) Investigation of a Compound Helicopter Flying the Depart and Abort Mission Task Element. AHS Rotorcraft Handling Qualities Conference, Huntsville, AL, USA, 22-23 Feb 2017. (Accepted for Publication)

Shah, S.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2017) Development of an Autogyro Rotor Model with Rotorcraft's ‘Multiblade’ Simulation Approach. In: International Conference on Engineering, Technologies and Applied Science (ICETAS 2017), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-25 Jan 2017, (Unpublished)

2016

Flessa, T., McGookin, E. and Thomson, D. (2016) Numerical Stability of Inverse Simulation Algorithms Applied to Planetary Rover Navigation. In: 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2016), Athens, Greece, 21-24 June 2016, pp. 901-906. ISBN 9781467383455 (doi:10.1109/MED.2016.7535960)

Flessa, T., McGookin, E., Thomson, D. and Worrall, K. (2016) Numerical Efficiency of Inverse Simulation Methods Applied to a Wheeled Rover. In: 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Oulu, Finland, 12-16 Sep 2016, ISBN 9781509041190 (Accepted for Publication)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2016) Maneuverability assessment of a compound helicopter configuration. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 61(1), pp. 1-15. (doi:10.4050/JAHS.61.012008)

2015

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2015) Performance comparison between a conventional helicopter and compound helicopter configurations. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 229(13), pp. 2441-2456. (doi:10.1177/0954410015577997)

Worrall, K., Thomson, D., McGookin, E. and Flessa, T. (2015) Autonomous Planetary Rover Control Using Inverse Simulation. In: 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA 2015), ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, 11-13 May 2015,

Ireland, M., Anderson, D., Thomson, D., Ferguson, K., Chandran, A. and Ibal, G. (2015) CHOPPA-M: Development, Capabilities & Applications to Helicopter Operations Research. In: American Helicopter Society 71st Annual Forum, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, 5-7 May 2015,

Worrall, K., Thomson, D. and McGookin, E. (2015) Application of Inverse Simulation to a Wheeled Mobile Robot. In: 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2015), Queenstown, New Zealand, 17-19 Feb 2015,

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2015) Flight dynamics investigation of compound helicopter configurations. Journal of Aircraft, 52(1), pp. 156-167. (doi:10.2514/1.C032657)

Ferguson, K., Thomson, D., Anderson, D., Ireland, M., Tu, Z., Manso, S., Chandran, A. and Ibal, G. (2015) Comparing the Flight Dynamics Characteristics of Tandem and Conventional Helicopters for the Purposes of Automatic Control. In: 41st European Rotorcraft Forum, Munich, Germany, 01-04 Sep 2015,

2014

Anderson, D. and Thomson, D. (2014) Analyzing helicopter evasive maneuver effectiveness against rocket-propelled grenades. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 37(1), pp. 277-289. (doi:10.2514/1.59318)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2014) Manoeuvrability assessment of a hybrid compound helicopter configuration. In: 40th European Rotorcraft Forum, Southampton, UK, 2-5 Sep 2014,

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2014) A performance analysis of compound helicopter configurations. In: AHS 70th Annual Forum, Montreal, Canada, 20-22 May 2014,

Flessa, T., McGookin, E. W. and Thomson, D. G. (2014) Taxonomy, Systems Review and Performance Metrics of Planetary Exploration Rovers. In: 13th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV'14), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 10-12 Dec 2014, pp. 1554-1559. (doi:10.1109/ICARCV.2014.7064547)

2013

Avanzini, G., Thomson, D. and Torasso, A. (2013) Model predictive control architecture for rotorcraft inverse simulation. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 36(1), pp. 207-217. (doi:10.2514/1.56563)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2013) A flight dynamics investigation of compound helicopter configurations. In: AHS 69th Annual Forum and Technology Display, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 21-23 May 2013, pp. 1-15.

2012

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G., Anderson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2012) Predictive inverse simulation of helicopters in aggressive manoeuvring flight. Aeronautical Journal, 116(1175), pp. 87-98.

2011

Avanzini, G., Thomson, D. and Torasso, A. (2011) Model predictive control scheme for rotorcraft inverse simulation. In: AIAA, Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, OR, USA, 8-11 Aug 2011. Series: AIAA Meeting Papers. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.: Reston, VA, USA, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-1-60086-952-5 (doi:10.2514/6.2011-6634)

2010

Houston, S. and Thomson, D. (2010) The aerodynamics of gyroplanes. Technical Report. Civil Aviation Authority.

Bagiev, M. and Thomson, D. (2010) Handling qualities assessment of an autogiro. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 55(3), p. 32003. (doi:10.4050/JAHS.55.032003)

Anderson, D. and Thomson, D. (2010) Simulating effectiveness of helicopter evasive manoeuvres to RPG attack. In: SPIE Defence, Security & Sensing Conference Paper Number 77050N, Orlando, USA, 5-9 April 2010, (doi:10.1117/12.849520)

2009

Anderson, D. and Thomson, D.G. (2009) Improving rotorcraft survivability to RPG attack using inverse methods. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7483, 74830M. (doi:10.1117/12.832298)

Bagiev, M. and Thomson, D.G. (2009) Handling qualities evaluation of an autogiro against the existing rotorcraft criteria. Journal of Aircraft, 46(1), pp. 168-174. (doi:10.2514/1.37289)

Houston, S.S. and Thomson, D.G. (2009) Calculation of rotorcraft inflow coefficients using blade flapping measurements. Journal of Aircraft, 46(5), pp. 1569-1576. (doi:10.2514/1.40540)

2008

Lu, L., Murray-Smith, D. and Thomson, D.G. (2008) Issues of numerical accuracy and stability in inverse simulation. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 16(9), pp. 1350-1364. (doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2008.07.003)

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (2008) Advances in the Understanding of Autogyro Flight Dynamics. In: AHS 64th Annual Forum, Montreal, Canada, April 29th - May 1st, 2008,

Cameron, D. and Thomson, D.G. (2008) Scottish contributions to rotary wing flight. In: AHS 64th Annual Forum, Montreal, Canada, April 29th - May 1st, 2008,

Trchalík, J., Gillies, E.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2008) Development of an aeroelastic stability boundary for a rotor in autorotation. In: AHS Specialist's Conference on Aeromechanics, San Francisco, USA, 23-25 January 2008,

2007

Lu, L., Murray-Smith, D. and Thomson, D. G. (2007) Sensitivity-analysis method for inverse simulation application. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 30(1), pp. 114-121. (doi:10.2514/1.20722)

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G., Anderson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2007) Adding realism to inverse simulation of helicopters in aggressive maneuvering flight using a receding horizon approach. In: 63rd Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, 1-3 May 2007,

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G., Anderson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2007) Hybrid inverse methods for helicopters in aggressive manoeuvring flight. In: 17th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Toulouse, France, June 2007,

2006

Thomson, D. and Bradley, R. (2006) Inverse simulation as a tool for flight dynamics research - Principles and applications. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 42(3), pp. 174-210. (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2006.07.002)

Trchalik, J., Gillies, E. and Thomson, D. (2006) Aeroelastic modelling of a rotor in autorotative, axial flight. In: 32nd European Rotorcraft Forum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 12-14 Sep 2006,

2005

Bradley, R. and Thomson, D.G. (2005) Helicopter and tilt-rotor inverse simulation: methods, features, problems and cures. In: European Rotorcraft Forum, Florence, Italy, 090-090.

Thomson, D.G., Coton, F. and Galbraith, R. (2005) A simulation study of helicopter ship landing procedures incorporating measured flow-field data. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 219, pp. 411-427. (doi:10.1243/095441.005X30351)

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (2005) Application of parameter estimation to improved autogyro simulation model fidelity. Journal of Aircraft, 42, pp. 33-40.

Thomson, D., Houston, S. and Spathopoulos, V. (2005) Experiments in autogiro airworthiness for improved handling qualities. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 50, pp. 295-301.

2004

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S.S. (2004) Autogiro Handing Qualities Assessment. In: American Helicopter Society 60th Annual Forum, Baltimore, USA, pp. 1-13.

Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S.S. (2004) Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Autogyro Flight Dynamics. In: 24th International Congress of Aeronautical Sciences, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1-10.

2003

Cameron, N., Thomson, D.G. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (2003) Pilot modelling and inverse simulation for initial handling qualities assessment. Aeronautical Journal, 107(1074), pp. 511-520.

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S.S. (2003) Autogyro Inverse Simulation for Handling Qualities Assessment. In: 29th European Rotorcraft Forum, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 16-18 Sep 2003, pp. 70-1.

Cameron, D., Galbraith, R.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2003) From Pilcher to the Planets. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, UK. ISBN 085216778X

2002

Cameron, N., Thomson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2002) Pilot modelling and inverse simulation for initial handling qualities assessment. In: 28th European Rotorcraft Forum, Bristol, UK, 17-21 Sep 2002,

2001

Houston, S.S., Thomson, D.G. and Spathopoulos, V.M. (2001) Experiments in Autogyro Airworthiness for Improved Handling Qualities. In: American Helicopter Society 57th Annual Forum, Washington, USA,

Leacock, G. and Thomson, D. (2001) A technique for predicting pilot model parameters using inverse simulation. Aeronautical Journal, 105, pp. 97-103.

2000

Doyle, S.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2000) Modification of a helicopter inverse simulation to include an enhanced rotor model. Journal of Aircraft, 37(3), pp. 536-538. (doi:10.2514/2.2633)

1998

Thomson, D. and Bradley, R. (1998) The principles and practical application of helicopter inverse simulation. Simulation Theory and Practice, 6(1), pp. 47-70. (doi:10.1016/S0928-4869(97)00012-8)

Charlton, M.T., Howell, S.E., Padfield, G.D., Jones, J.G., Bradley, R., MacDonald, C., Thomson, D. and Leacock, G. (1998) A methodology for the prediction of pilot workload and the influence on effectiveness in rotorcraft mission tasks. In: 24th European Rotorcraft Forum, Marseilles, France, 15-17 Sep 1998,

Houston, S. and Thomson, D. (1998) Identification of gyroplane stability and control characteristics. In: NATO Research and Technology Organisation Symposium System Identification for Integrated Aircraft Development and Flight Testing, Madrid, Spain, May 1998,

Leacock, G. and Thomson, D. (1998) Helicopter Handling Qualities Studies Using Pilot Modelling and Inverse Simulation. In: 54th American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, Washington, DC, USA, 20-22 May 1998, pp. 740-752. ISBN 9781617829390

Spathopoulis, V.M., Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S. (1998) Flight dynamics issues relating to autogyro airworthiness and flight safety. In: 54th American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, Washington, USA, 20-22 May 1998,

1997

Thomson, D. G. and Bradley, R. (1997) Mathematical modelling of helicopter manoeuvres. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 42(4), pp. 307-309. (doi:10.4050/JAHS.42.307)

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (1997) Flight Investigation of Gyroplane Longitudinal Flight Dynamics. In: 23rd European Rotorcraft Forum, Dresden, Germany, Sep 1997,

Rutherford, S. and Thomson, D. (1997) Helicopter inverse simulation incorporating an individual blade rotor model. Journal of Aircraft, 34(5), pp. 617-634. (doi:10.2514/2.2239)

Thomson, D. and Bradley, R. (1997) The use of inverse simulation for preliminary assessment of helicopter handling qualities. Aeronautical Journal, pp. 287-294.

1996

Rutherford, S. and Thomson, D. G. (1996) Improved methodologies for inverse simulation. Aeronautical Journal, 100(993), pp. 79-86.

Rutherford, S. and Thomson, D. G. (1996) Helicopter Inverse Simulation Incorporating an Individual Blade Rotor Model. In: 20th ICAS Conference, Sorrento, Italy, 8-13 Sept 1996, ISBN 9781563472190

1995

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (1995) A Study of Gyroplane Flight Dynamics. In: European Rotorcraft Forum, St Petersburg, Russia, Sep 1995,

Thomson, D.G., Taylor, C.D., Talbot, N., Ablett, R. and Bradley, R. (1995) An investigation of piloting strategies for engine failures during takeoff from offshore platforms. Aeronautical Journal, 99(981), pp. 15-25.

1994

Thomson, D. (1994) The Contribution of Inverse Simulation to the Assessment of Helicopter Handling Qualities. In: 19th ICAS Conference, Anahiem, CA, USA, 18-23 Sep 1994, ISBN 9781563470844

1993

Thomson, D.G., Talbot, N., Taylor, C., Bradley, R. and Ablett, R. (1993) An Investigation of Piloting Strategies for Engine Failures During Take-off from Offshore Platforms. In: 19th European Rotorcraft Forum, Cernobbio, Italy, September 1993,

Bradley, R. and Thomson, D. (1993) The Development and Potential of Inverse Simulation for the Quantitative Assessment of Helicopter Handling Qualities. In: AHS/NASA Conference 'Piloting Vertical Flight Aircraft: Flying Qualities & Human Factors', San Francisco, CA, USA, Jan 1993,

1992

Bradley, R. and Thomson, D. G. (1992) Handling Qualities and Performance Aspects of the Simulation of Helicopters Flight Mission Task Elements. In: 18th European Rotorcraft Forum, Avignon, France, Sept 1992,

1990

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) Prediction of the dynamic characteristics of helicopters in constrained flight. Aeronautical Journal, 94(940), pp. 344-354.

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) Modelling and Classification of Helicopter Combat Manoeuvres. In: 17th ICAS Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 9-14 Sept 1990, ISBN 9780930403782

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) The Use of Inverse Simulation for Conceptual Design. In: 16th European Rotorcraft Forum, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-20 Sep 1990,

Bradley, R., Padfield, G.D., Murray-Smith, D.J. and Thomson, D.G. (1990) Validation of helicopter mathematical models. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 12(4), pp. 186-196. (doi:10.1177/014233129001200405)

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) Development and verification of an algorithm for helicopter inverse simulation. Vertica, 14(2), pp. 185-200.

1989

Thomson, D.G., Bradley, R. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1989) Verification and validation of helicopter flight mechanics models. In: 3rd European Simulation Congress, Edinburgh, 5th-8th September 1989, pp. 80-86.

1988

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1988) Validation of Helicopter Mathematical Models by Comparison of Data from Nap-of-the-Earth Flight Tests and Inverse Simulation. In: Fourteenth European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 20-23 Sep 1988,

1987

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1987) Recent Developments in the Calculation of Inverse Solutions of the Helicopter Equations of Motion. In: U.K. Simulation Council Conference, Bangor, Wales, 09-11 Sep 1987,

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1987) An Investigation of the Stability of Flight Path Constrained Helicopter Manoeuvres by Inverse Simulation. In: Thirteenth European Rotorcraft Forum, Arles, France, 08-11 Sep 1987,

1986

Thomson, D.G. (1986) An Analytical Method of Quantifying Helicopter Agility. In: Twelfth European Rotorcraft Forum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 22-25 Sep 1986,

1985

Caldwell, A.E., Houston, S.S. and Thomson, D.G. (1985) A Review of the Applications of a Horizontal Tail in the Single Main and Tailrotor Helicopter. In: Eleventh European Rotorcraft Forum, London, UK, 10-13 Sep 1985,

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Articles

Zhou, W., Wang, H., Thomson, D. , Tang, G. and Zhang, F. (2017) Inverse simulation system for evaluating handling qualities during rendezvous and docking. Acta Astronautica, 137, pp. 461-471. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.05.011)

Ireland, M. , Flessa, T., Thomson, D. and McGookin, E. (2017) A comparison of non-linear dynamic inversion and inverse simulation. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, (Accepted for Publication)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2017) Examining the stability derivatives of a compound helicopter. Aeronautical Journal, 171(1235), pp. 1-20. (doi:10.1017/aer.2016.101)

Houston, S. and Thomson, D. (2017) On the modelling of gyroplane flight dynamics. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 88, pp. 43-58. (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2016.11.001)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2016) Maneuverability assessment of a compound helicopter configuration. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 61(1), pp. 1-15. (doi:10.4050/JAHS.61.012008)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2015) Performance comparison between a conventional helicopter and compound helicopter configurations. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 229(13), pp. 2441-2456. (doi:10.1177/0954410015577997)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2015) Flight dynamics investigation of compound helicopter configurations. Journal of Aircraft, 52(1), pp. 156-167. (doi:10.2514/1.C032657)

Anderson, D. and Thomson, D. (2014) Analyzing helicopter evasive maneuver effectiveness against rocket-propelled grenades. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 37(1), pp. 277-289. (doi:10.2514/1.59318)

Avanzini, G., Thomson, D. and Torasso, A. (2013) Model predictive control architecture for rotorcraft inverse simulation. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 36(1), pp. 207-217. (doi:10.2514/1.56563)

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G., Anderson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2012) Predictive inverse simulation of helicopters in aggressive manoeuvring flight. Aeronautical Journal, 116(1175), pp. 87-98.

Bagiev, M. and Thomson, D. (2010) Handling qualities assessment of an autogiro. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 55(3), p. 32003. (doi:10.4050/JAHS.55.032003)

Anderson, D. and Thomson, D.G. (2009) Improving rotorcraft survivability to RPG attack using inverse methods. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7483, 74830M. (doi:10.1117/12.832298)

Bagiev, M. and Thomson, D.G. (2009) Handling qualities evaluation of an autogiro against the existing rotorcraft criteria. Journal of Aircraft, 46(1), pp. 168-174. (doi:10.2514/1.37289)

Houston, S.S. and Thomson, D.G. (2009) Calculation of rotorcraft inflow coefficients using blade flapping measurements. Journal of Aircraft, 46(5), pp. 1569-1576. (doi:10.2514/1.40540)

Lu, L., Murray-Smith, D. and Thomson, D.G. (2008) Issues of numerical accuracy and stability in inverse simulation. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 16(9), pp. 1350-1364. (doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2008.07.003)

Lu, L., Murray-Smith, D. and Thomson, D. G. (2007) Sensitivity-analysis method for inverse simulation application. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 30(1), pp. 114-121. (doi:10.2514/1.20722)

Thomson, D. and Bradley, R. (2006) Inverse simulation as a tool for flight dynamics research - Principles and applications. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 42(3), pp. 174-210. (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2006.07.002)

Thomson, D.G., Coton, F. and Galbraith, R. (2005) A simulation study of helicopter ship landing procedures incorporating measured flow-field data. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 219, pp. 411-427. (doi:10.1243/095441.005X30351)

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (2005) Application of parameter estimation to improved autogyro simulation model fidelity. Journal of Aircraft, 42, pp. 33-40.

Thomson, D., Houston, S. and Spathopoulos, V. (2005) Experiments in autogiro airworthiness for improved handling qualities. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 50, pp. 295-301.

Cameron, N., Thomson, D.G. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (2003) Pilot modelling and inverse simulation for initial handling qualities assessment. Aeronautical Journal, 107(1074), pp. 511-520.

Leacock, G. and Thomson, D. (2001) A technique for predicting pilot model parameters using inverse simulation. Aeronautical Journal, 105, pp. 97-103.

Doyle, S.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2000) Modification of a helicopter inverse simulation to include an enhanced rotor model. Journal of Aircraft, 37(3), pp. 536-538. (doi:10.2514/2.2633)

Thomson, D. and Bradley, R. (1998) The principles and practical application of helicopter inverse simulation. Simulation Theory and Practice, 6(1), pp. 47-70. (doi:10.1016/S0928-4869(97)00012-8)

Thomson, D. G. and Bradley, R. (1997) Mathematical modelling of helicopter manoeuvres. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 42(4), pp. 307-309. (doi:10.4050/JAHS.42.307)

Rutherford, S. and Thomson, D. (1997) Helicopter inverse simulation incorporating an individual blade rotor model. Journal of Aircraft, 34(5), pp. 617-634. (doi:10.2514/2.2239)

Thomson, D. and Bradley, R. (1997) The use of inverse simulation for preliminary assessment of helicopter handling qualities. Aeronautical Journal, pp. 287-294.

Rutherford, S. and Thomson, D. G. (1996) Improved methodologies for inverse simulation. Aeronautical Journal, 100(993), pp. 79-86.

Thomson, D.G., Taylor, C.D., Talbot, N., Ablett, R. and Bradley, R. (1995) An investigation of piloting strategies for engine failures during takeoff from offshore platforms. Aeronautical Journal, 99(981), pp. 15-25.

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) Prediction of the dynamic characteristics of helicopters in constrained flight. Aeronautical Journal, 94(940), pp. 344-354.

Bradley, R., Padfield, G.D., Murray-Smith, D.J. and Thomson, D.G. (1990) Validation of helicopter mathematical models. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 12(4), pp. 186-196. (doi:10.1177/014233129001200405)

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) Development and verification of an algorithm for helicopter inverse simulation. Vertica, 14(2), pp. 185-200.

Books

Cameron, D., Galbraith, R.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2003) From Pilcher to the Planets. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, UK. ISBN 085216778X

Book Sections

Avanzini, G., Thomson, D. and Torasso, A. (2011) Model predictive control scheme for rotorcraft inverse simulation. In: AIAA, Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, OR, USA, 8-11 Aug 2011. Series: AIAA Meeting Papers. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.: Reston, VA, USA, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-1-60086-952-5 (doi:10.2514/6.2011-6634)

Research Reports or Papers

Houston, S. and Thomson, D. (2010) The aerodynamics of gyroplanes. Technical Report. Civil Aviation Authority.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ferguson, K., Thomson, D. and Anderson, D. (2017) Investigation of a Compound Helicopter Flying the Depart and Abort Mission Task Element. AHS Rotorcraft Handling Qualities Conference, Huntsville, AL, USA, 22-23 Feb 2017. (Accepted for Publication)

Conference Proceedings

Ireland, M. L. , Mackenzie, R., Flessa, T., Worrall, K. J., Thomson, D. G. and McGookin, E. W. (2017) Inverse Simulation as a Tool for Fault Detection and Isolation in Planetary Rovers. In: 10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, Salzburg, Austria, 29 May - 02 Jun 2017,

Ireland, M. L. , Worrall, K. J., Mackenzie, R., Flessa, T., McGookin, E. and Thomson, D. (2017) A Comparison of Inverse Simulation-Based Fault Detection in a Simple Robotic Rover with a Traditional Model-Based Method. In: 19th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA 2017), Madrid, Spain, 26-27 Mar 2017,

Shah, S.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2017) Development of an Autogyro Rotor Model with Rotorcraft's ‘Multiblade’ Simulation Approach. In: International Conference on Engineering, Technologies and Applied Science (ICETAS 2017), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-25 Jan 2017, (Unpublished)

Flessa, T., McGookin, E. and Thomson, D. (2016) Numerical Stability of Inverse Simulation Algorithms Applied to Planetary Rover Navigation. In: 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2016), Athens, Greece, 21-24 June 2016, pp. 901-906. ISBN 9781467383455 (doi:10.1109/MED.2016.7535960)

Flessa, T., McGookin, E., Thomson, D. and Worrall, K. (2016) Numerical Efficiency of Inverse Simulation Methods Applied to a Wheeled Rover. In: 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Oulu, Finland, 12-16 Sep 2016, ISBN 9781509041190 (Accepted for Publication)

Worrall, K., Thomson, D., McGookin, E. and Flessa, T. (2015) Autonomous Planetary Rover Control Using Inverse Simulation. In: 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA 2015), ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, 11-13 May 2015,

Ireland, M., Anderson, D., Thomson, D., Ferguson, K., Chandran, A. and Ibal, G. (2015) CHOPPA-M: Development, Capabilities & Applications to Helicopter Operations Research. In: American Helicopter Society 71st Annual Forum, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, 5-7 May 2015,

Worrall, K., Thomson, D. and McGookin, E. (2015) Application of Inverse Simulation to a Wheeled Mobile Robot. In: 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2015), Queenstown, New Zealand, 17-19 Feb 2015,

Ferguson, K., Thomson, D., Anderson, D., Ireland, M., Tu, Z., Manso, S., Chandran, A. and Ibal, G. (2015) Comparing the Flight Dynamics Characteristics of Tandem and Conventional Helicopters for the Purposes of Automatic Control. In: 41st European Rotorcraft Forum, Munich, Germany, 01-04 Sep 2015,

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2014) Manoeuvrability assessment of a hybrid compound helicopter configuration. In: 40th European Rotorcraft Forum, Southampton, UK, 2-5 Sep 2014,

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2014) A performance analysis of compound helicopter configurations. In: AHS 70th Annual Forum, Montreal, Canada, 20-22 May 2014,

Flessa, T., McGookin, E. W. and Thomson, D. G. (2014) Taxonomy, Systems Review and Performance Metrics of Planetary Exploration Rovers. In: 13th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV'14), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 10-12 Dec 2014, pp. 1554-1559. (doi:10.1109/ICARCV.2014.7064547)

Ferguson, K. and Thomson, D. (2013) A flight dynamics investigation of compound helicopter configurations. In: AHS 69th Annual Forum and Technology Display, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 21-23 May 2013, pp. 1-15.

Anderson, D. and Thomson, D. (2010) Simulating effectiveness of helicopter evasive manoeuvres to RPG attack. In: SPIE Defence, Security & Sensing Conference Paper Number 77050N, Orlando, USA, 5-9 April 2010, (doi:10.1117/12.849520)

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (2008) Advances in the Understanding of Autogyro Flight Dynamics. In: AHS 64th Annual Forum, Montreal, Canada, April 29th - May 1st, 2008,

Cameron, D. and Thomson, D.G. (2008) Scottish contributions to rotary wing flight. In: AHS 64th Annual Forum, Montreal, Canada, April 29th - May 1st, 2008,

Trchalík, J., Gillies, E.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2008) Development of an aeroelastic stability boundary for a rotor in autorotation. In: AHS Specialist's Conference on Aeromechanics, San Francisco, USA, 23-25 January 2008,

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G., Anderson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2007) Adding realism to inverse simulation of helicopters in aggressive maneuvering flight using a receding horizon approach. In: 63rd Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, 1-3 May 2007,

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G., Anderson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2007) Hybrid inverse methods for helicopters in aggressive manoeuvring flight. In: 17th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Toulouse, France, June 2007,

Trchalik, J., Gillies, E. and Thomson, D. (2006) Aeroelastic modelling of a rotor in autorotative, axial flight. In: 32nd European Rotorcraft Forum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 12-14 Sep 2006,

Bradley, R. and Thomson, D.G. (2005) Helicopter and tilt-rotor inverse simulation: methods, features, problems and cures. In: European Rotorcraft Forum, Florence, Italy, 090-090.

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S.S. (2004) Autogiro Handing Qualities Assessment. In: American Helicopter Society 60th Annual Forum, Baltimore, USA, pp. 1-13.

Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S.S. (2004) Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Autogyro Flight Dynamics. In: 24th International Congress of Aeronautical Sciences, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1-10.

Bagiev, M., Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S.S. (2003) Autogyro Inverse Simulation for Handling Qualities Assessment. In: 29th European Rotorcraft Forum, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 16-18 Sep 2003, pp. 70-1.

Cameron, N., Thomson, D. and Murray-Smith, D. (2002) Pilot modelling and inverse simulation for initial handling qualities assessment. In: 28th European Rotorcraft Forum, Bristol, UK, 17-21 Sep 2002,

Houston, S.S., Thomson, D.G. and Spathopoulos, V.M. (2001) Experiments in Autogyro Airworthiness for Improved Handling Qualities. In: American Helicopter Society 57th Annual Forum, Washington, USA,

Charlton, M.T., Howell, S.E., Padfield, G.D., Jones, J.G., Bradley, R., MacDonald, C., Thomson, D. and Leacock, G. (1998) A methodology for the prediction of pilot workload and the influence on effectiveness in rotorcraft mission tasks. In: 24th European Rotorcraft Forum, Marseilles, France, 15-17 Sep 1998,

Houston, S. and Thomson, D. (1998) Identification of gyroplane stability and control characteristics. In: NATO Research and Technology Organisation Symposium System Identification for Integrated Aircraft Development and Flight Testing, Madrid, Spain, May 1998,

Leacock, G. and Thomson, D. (1998) Helicopter Handling Qualities Studies Using Pilot Modelling and Inverse Simulation. In: 54th American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, Washington, DC, USA, 20-22 May 1998, pp. 740-752. ISBN 9781617829390

Spathopoulis, V.M., Thomson, D.G. and Houston, S. (1998) Flight dynamics issues relating to autogyro airworthiness and flight safety. In: 54th American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, Washington, USA, 20-22 May 1998,

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (1997) Flight Investigation of Gyroplane Longitudinal Flight Dynamics. In: 23rd European Rotorcraft Forum, Dresden, Germany, Sep 1997,

Rutherford, S. and Thomson, D. G. (1996) Helicopter Inverse Simulation Incorporating an Individual Blade Rotor Model. In: 20th ICAS Conference, Sorrento, Italy, 8-13 Sept 1996, ISBN 9781563472190

Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (1995) A Study of Gyroplane Flight Dynamics. In: European Rotorcraft Forum, St Petersburg, Russia, Sep 1995,

Thomson, D. (1994) The Contribution of Inverse Simulation to the Assessment of Helicopter Handling Qualities. In: 19th ICAS Conference, Anahiem, CA, USA, 18-23 Sep 1994, ISBN 9781563470844

Thomson, D.G., Talbot, N., Taylor, C., Bradley, R. and Ablett, R. (1993) An Investigation of Piloting Strategies for Engine Failures During Take-off from Offshore Platforms. In: 19th European Rotorcraft Forum, Cernobbio, Italy, September 1993,

Bradley, R. and Thomson, D. (1993) The Development and Potential of Inverse Simulation for the Quantitative Assessment of Helicopter Handling Qualities. In: AHS/NASA Conference 'Piloting Vertical Flight Aircraft: Flying Qualities & Human Factors', San Francisco, CA, USA, Jan 1993,

Bradley, R. and Thomson, D. G. (1992) Handling Qualities and Performance Aspects of the Simulation of Helicopters Flight Mission Task Elements. In: 18th European Rotorcraft Forum, Avignon, France, Sept 1992,

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) Modelling and Classification of Helicopter Combat Manoeuvres. In: 17th ICAS Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 9-14 Sept 1990, ISBN 9780930403782

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1990) The Use of Inverse Simulation for Conceptual Design. In: 16th European Rotorcraft Forum, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-20 Sep 1990,

Thomson, D.G., Bradley, R. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1989) Verification and validation of helicopter flight mechanics models. In: 3rd European Simulation Congress, Edinburgh, 5th-8th September 1989, pp. 80-86.

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1988) Validation of Helicopter Mathematical Models by Comparison of Data from Nap-of-the-Earth Flight Tests and Inverse Simulation. In: Fourteenth European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 20-23 Sep 1988,

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1987) Recent Developments in the Calculation of Inverse Solutions of the Helicopter Equations of Motion. In: U.K. Simulation Council Conference, Bangor, Wales, 09-11 Sep 1987,

Thomson, D.G. and Bradley, R. (1987) An Investigation of the Stability of Flight Path Constrained Helicopter Manoeuvres by Inverse Simulation. In: Thirteenth European Rotorcraft Forum, Arles, France, 08-11 Sep 1987,

Thomson, D.G. (1986) An Analytical Method of Quantifying Helicopter Agility. In: Twelfth European Rotorcraft Forum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 22-25 Sep 1986,

Caldwell, A.E., Houston, S.S. and Thomson, D.G. (1985) A Review of the Applications of a Horizontal Tail in the Single Main and Tailrotor Helicopter. In: Eleventh European Rotorcraft Forum, London, UK, 10-13 Sep 1985,

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