Dr Henrik Hesse

  • Assistant Professor (University of Glasgow Singapore)

Biography

Biography

I am Programme Director & Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering with the University of Glasgow in Singapore (UGS). I have a PhD from Imperial College London (2013) where I investigated reduced-order modelling approaches for load control in flexible aircraft and large wind turbines. During my postdoc at ETH Zurich (2014-2016), I developed novel estimation and control methods for the autonomous operation of tethered drones for a wind power prototype system. I have also ventured into robotics focusing on sensor fusion and localisation of unmanned aerial vehicles in GPS-denied environments which led to several titles in robotics competitions. My current research focuses on modelling, design and control of autonomous systems in the context of their practical application.

Research interests

Research 

My research interests focus around the design, development and autonomy of unmanned aerial vehicles covering the following areas.

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Vehicle Design, Industry Applications, Certification)
  • Aerial Robotics (SLAM, Sensor Fusion & Control Design)
  • Internet of Things (Indoor Localisation, AI & Computer Vision)
  • Nonlinear Aeroelasticity (Load Control & Flexible Multibody Dynamics Modelling)
  • Flight Mechanics & Control

Please contact me if you would to work or collaborate in the above areas. 

 

Publications

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Number of items: 47.

2021

Benjamin, T. K. J., Hesse, H. and Wang, P. C. (2021) Wing-Tail Interaction Under Forced Harmonic Pitch. In: AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum, 02-06 Aug 2021, ISBN 9781624106101 (doi:10.2514/6.2021-2517)

To, A., Liu, M., Hazeeq Bin Muhammad Hairul, M., Davis, J. G., Lee, J. S. A., Hesse, H. and Nguyen, H. D. (2021) Drone-Based AI and 3D Reconstruction for Digital Twin Augmentation. In: 23rd HCI International Conference, 24-29 Jul 2021, pp. 511-529. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-77626-8_35)

Chan, T. H., Hesse, H. and Ho, S. G. (2021) LiDAR-Based 3D SLAM for Indoor Mapping. In: 2021 7th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), Singapore, 23-26 April 2021, pp. 285-289. ISBN 9781665449861 (doi:10.1109/ICCAR52225.2021.9463503)

Tay, Y. K. and Hesse, H. (2021) Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Regulations on Autonomous Navigation Approaches for Indoor Multi-Rotor Applications — Survey. In: 2021 7th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), Singapore, 23-26 April 2021, pp. 201-205. ISBN 9781665449861 (doi:10.1109/ICCAR52225.2021.9463498)

Sie, N. J., Xuan Seah, S., Chan, J. J., Yi, J., Chew, K. H., Hooi Chan, T., Srigrarom, S., Holzapfel, F. and Hesse, H. (2021) Vision-based Drones Tracking Using Correlation Filters and Linear Integrated Multiple Model. In: 2021 18th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-22 May 2021, pp. 1085-1090. ISBN 9781665403825 (doi:10.1109/ECTI-CON51831.2021.9454735)

Chew, F., Gan, S. and Hesse, H. (2021) Rapid Design Process of Shrouded Rotors for Efficient UAV Propulsion. In: AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, 11-15, 19-21 Jan 2021, ISBN 9781624106095 (doi:10.2514/6.2021-0212)

2020

Tan, K. J. B., Hesse, H. and Wang, P. C. (2020) Numerical Capture and Validation of a Massively Separated Bluff-Body Wake. In: AIAA Aviation 2020 Forum, 15-19 Jun 2020, ISBN 9781624105982 (doi:10.2514/6.2020-2713)

2019

Leong, X. W. and Hesse, H. (2019) Vision-based Navigation for Control of Micro Aerial Vehicles. In: IRC Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology, Singapore, 04 Jun 2018, pp. 413-427. ISBN 9789813298279 (doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9828-6_33)

Beuchat, P. N., Hesse, H. , Domahidi, A. and Lygeros, J. (2019) Enabling optimization-based localization for IoT devices. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 6(3), pp. 5639-5650. (doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2904559)

Cheng, D., Charles, A. C., Srigrarom, S. and Hesse, H. (2019) Morphing Concept for Multirotor UAVs Enabling Stability Augmentation and Multiple-Parcel Delivery. In: AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, CA, USA, 7-11 Jan 2019, ISBN 9781624105784 (doi:10.2514/6.2019-1063)

Ong, W., Srigrarom, S. and Hesse, H. (2019) Design Methodology for Heavy-Lift Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Coaxial Rotors. In: AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, CA, USA, 7-11 Jan 2019, ISBN 9781624105784 (doi:10.2514/6.2019-2095)

2018

Hesse, H. , Polzin, M., Wood, T. A. and Smith, R. S. (2018) Visual motion tracking and sensor fusion for kite power systems. In: Schmehl, R. (ed.) Airborne Wind Energy. Series: Green energy and technology. Springer, pp. 413-438. ISBN 9789811019463 (doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1947-0_17)

Beuchat, P., Hesse, H. , Domahidi, A. and Lygeros, J. (2018) Optimization Based Self-localization for IoT Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Singapore, 05-08 Feb 2018, pp. 712-717. ISBN 9781467399449 (doi:10.1109/WF-IoT.2018.8355120)

Cheng, D., Ong, W., Charles, A. C., Hum, B., Ho, N., Hogan, G. E., Tan, J., Ibrahim, I. , Hesse, H. and Srigrarom, S. (2018) Development of a VTOL Flying Car Concept. 14th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned System (ICIUS 2018), Jeju, South Korea, 20-23 Aug 2018. (Accepted for Publication)

Ho, S.Y.B., Hesse, H. and Ibrahim, I. (2018) Computational Wind Engineering for Optimal Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In: International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, 9-13 Jul 2018,

Luchsinger, R. et al. (2018) Pumping cycle kite power with twings. In: Schmehl, R. (ed.) Airborne Wind Energy. Series: Green energy and technology. Springer, pp. 603-621. ISBN 9789811019463 (doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1947-0_24)

Sanches, A. C., Silvestre, F. J., Morales, M. A. V. and Hesse, H. (2018) Designing a Vision-based System to Measure In-flight Wing Deformation. In: 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2018), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 09-14 Sep 2018, ISBN 9783932182884

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Polzin, M., Ahbe, E. and Smith, R. S. (2018) Modeling, identification, estimation and adaptation for the control of power-generating kites. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51(15), pp. 981-989. (doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.09.066)

2017

Polzin, M., Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. and Smith, R. S. (2017) State Estimation for Kite Power Systems with Delayed Sensor Measurements. In: IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2017, pp. 11959-11964. (doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1176)

Wood, T. A., Ahbe, E., Hesse, H. and Smith, R. S. (2017) Predictive Guidance Control for Autonomous Kites with Input Delay. In: IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2017, (doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1965)

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. and Smith, R. S. (2017) Predictive control of autonomous kites in tow test experiments. IEEE Control Systems Letters, 1(1), pp. 110-115. (doi: 10.1109/LCSYS.2017.2708984)

2016

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2016) Dynamic load alleviation in wake vortex encounters. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 39(4), pp. 801-813. (doi: 10.2514/1.G000715)

Millane, A., Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Zgraggen, A. U. and Smith, R. S. (2016) Range-Inertial Estimation for Airborne Wind Energy. In: 2015 IEEE 54th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, Japan, 15-18 Dec 2015, pp. 455-460. ISBN 9781479978861 (doi:10.1109/CDC.2015.7402242)

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Zgraggen, A. U. and Smith, R. S. (2016) Model-Based Flight Path Planning and Tracking for Tethered Wings. In: 2015 IEEE 54th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, Japan, 15-18 Dec 2015, pp. 6712-6717. ISBN 9781479978861 (doi:10.1109/CDC.2015.7403276)

Ng, B. F., Palacios, R., Kerrigan, E. C., Graham, J. M. R. and Hesse, H. (2016) Aerodynamic load control in horizontal axis wind turbines with combined aeroelastic tailoring and trailing-edge flaps. Wind Energy, 19(2), pp. 243-263. (doi: 10.1002/we.1830)

2015

Wirz, J., Tranzatto, M., Liniger, A., Colombino, M., Hesse, H. and Grammatico, S. (2015) AEOLUS, the ETH Autonomous Model Sailboat. In: 8th International Robotic Sailing Conference, Mariehamn, Åland (Finland), 31 Aug - 4 Sept 2015, pp. 103-112. ISBN 9783319233352 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23335-2_8)

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Zgraggen, A. U. and Smith, R. S. (2015) Model-Based Identification and Control of the Velocity Vector Orientation for Autonomous Kites. In: 2015 American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, USA, 1-3 Jul 2015, pp. 2377-2382. ISBN 9781479986842 (doi:10.1109/ACC.2015.7171088)

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R., Graham, J. M. R. and Kerrigan, E. C. (2015) Aeroservoelastic state-space vortex lattice modeling and load alleviation of wind turbine blades. Wind Energy, 18(7), pp. 1317-1331. (doi: 10.1002/we.1752)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2015) Dynamic Load Alleviation of Flexible Aircraft in Wake Vortex Encounters. In: 16th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD 2015), Saint Petersburg, Russia, 28 June - 2 July 2015,

Hesse, H. et al. (2015) Autonomous Pumping Cycles of Tethered Wings. 6th International Airborne Wind Energy Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 15-16 June 2015. (Unpublished)

Polzin, M., Hesse, H. , Wood, T. A. and Smith, R. S. (2015) Visual Motion Tracking for Estimation of Kite Dynamics. 6th International Airborne Wind Energy Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 15-16 June 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Kerrigan, E. C., Palacios, R. and Graham, J. M. R. (2014) Efficient Aeroservoelastic Modeling and Control Using Trailing-Edge Flaps of Wind Turbines. In: 2014 UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL), Loughborough, UK, 9-11 July 2014, ISBN 9781479950119 (doi:10.1109/CONTROL.2014.6915106)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2014) Reduced-order aeroelastic models for dynamics of maneuvering flexible aircraft. AIAA Journal, 52(8), pp. 1717-1732. (doi: 10.2514/1.J052684)

Hesse, H. , Palacios, R. and Murua, J. (2014) Consistent structural linearization in flexible aircraft dynamics with large rigid-body motion. AIAA Journal, 52(3), pp. 528-538. (doi: 10.2514/1.J052316)

Da Ronch, A., McCracken, A. J., Badcock, K. J., Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2014) Assessing the Impact of Aerodynamic Modelling on Manoeuvring Aircraft. In: AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, National Harbor, MD, USA, 13-17 Jan 2014, ISBN 9781624103162 (doi:10.2514/6.2014-0732)

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R., Graham, J. M. R. and Kerrigan, E. C. (2014) Model-based Aeroservoelastic Design and Load Alleviation of Large Wind Turbines. In: 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, National Harbor, MD, USA, 13-17 Jan 2014, ISBN 9781624103131 (doi:10.2514/6.2014-0521)

Simpson, R. J., Palacios, R., Hesse, H. and Goulart, P. (2014) Predictive Control for Alleviation of Gust Loads on Very Flexible Aircraft. In: 55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, National Harbor, MD, USA, 13-17 Jan 2014, ISBN 9781624103148 (doi:10.2514/6.2014-0843)

2013

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2013) Model Reduction in Flexible-Aircraft Dynamics with Large Rigid-Body Motion. In: 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 8-11 April 2013, ISBN 9781624102233 (doi:10.2514/6.2013-1895)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2013) Reduced-Order Aeroelastic Models for the Dynamics of Manoeuvring Flexible Aircraft. In: International Forum of Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD 2013), Bristol, UK, 24-26 June 2013, pp. 772-796. ISBN 9781634391023

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R., Graham, J.M.R. and Kerrigan, E. C. (2013) Aeroservoelastic Modelling and Robust Load Alleviation of Very Large Flexible Wind Turbine Blades. In: American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition, Chicago, IL, USA, 5-8 May 2013,

2012

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2012) Consistent structural linearisation in flexible-body dynamics with large rigid-body motion. Computers and Structures, 110-11, pp. 1-14. (doi: 10.1016/j.compstruc.2012.05.011)

Hesse, H. , Malkeson, S. P. and Chakraborty, N. (2012) Displacement speed statistics for stratified mixture combustion in an igniting turbulent planar jet. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 134(5), 051502. (doi: 10.1115/1.4005214)

Hesse, H. , Murua, J. and Palacios, R. (2012) Consistent Structural Linearization in Flexible Aircraft Dynamics with Large Rigid-Body Motion. In: 53rd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 23-26 Apr 2012, ISBN 9781600869372 (doi:10.2514/6.2012-1402)

2011

Murua, J., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R. and Graham, J. M. R. (2011) Stability and Open-Loop Dynamics of Very Flexible Aircraft Including Free-Wake Effects. In: 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, USA, 4-7 Apr 2011, ISBN 9781600869518 (doi:10.2514/6.2011-1915)

2010

Chakraborty, N., Hesse, H. and Mastorakos, E. (2010) Effects of fuel Lewis number on localised forced ignition of turbulent mixing layers. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 84(1), pp. 125-166. (doi: 10.1007/s10494-009-9231-1)

Chakraborty, N., Hesse, H. and Mastorakos, E. (2010) Numerical Investigation of Edge Flame Propagation Behavior in an Igniting Turbulent Planar Jet. Combustion Science and Technology, 182(11-12), pp. 1747-1781. (doi: 10.1080/00102202.2010.497408)

2009

Hesse, H. , Chakraborty, N. and Mastorakos, E. (2009) The effects of the Lewis number of the fuel on the displacement speed of edge flames in igniting turbulent mixing layers. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32(1), pp. 1399-1407. (doi: 10.1016/j.proci.2008.06.065)

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Number of items: 47.

Articles

Beuchat, P. N., Hesse, H. , Domahidi, A. and Lygeros, J. (2019) Enabling optimization-based localization for IoT devices. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 6(3), pp. 5639-5650. (doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2904559)

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Polzin, M., Ahbe, E. and Smith, R. S. (2018) Modeling, identification, estimation and adaptation for the control of power-generating kites. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51(15), pp. 981-989. (doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.09.066)

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. and Smith, R. S. (2017) Predictive control of autonomous kites in tow test experiments. IEEE Control Systems Letters, 1(1), pp. 110-115. (doi: 10.1109/LCSYS.2017.2708984)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2016) Dynamic load alleviation in wake vortex encounters. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 39(4), pp. 801-813. (doi: 10.2514/1.G000715)

Ng, B. F., Palacios, R., Kerrigan, E. C., Graham, J. M. R. and Hesse, H. (2016) Aerodynamic load control in horizontal axis wind turbines with combined aeroelastic tailoring and trailing-edge flaps. Wind Energy, 19(2), pp. 243-263. (doi: 10.1002/we.1830)

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R., Graham, J. M. R. and Kerrigan, E. C. (2015) Aeroservoelastic state-space vortex lattice modeling and load alleviation of wind turbine blades. Wind Energy, 18(7), pp. 1317-1331. (doi: 10.1002/we.1752)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2014) Reduced-order aeroelastic models for dynamics of maneuvering flexible aircraft. AIAA Journal, 52(8), pp. 1717-1732. (doi: 10.2514/1.J052684)

Hesse, H. , Palacios, R. and Murua, J. (2014) Consistent structural linearization in flexible aircraft dynamics with large rigid-body motion. AIAA Journal, 52(3), pp. 528-538. (doi: 10.2514/1.J052316)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2012) Consistent structural linearisation in flexible-body dynamics with large rigid-body motion. Computers and Structures, 110-11, pp. 1-14. (doi: 10.1016/j.compstruc.2012.05.011)

Hesse, H. , Malkeson, S. P. and Chakraborty, N. (2012) Displacement speed statistics for stratified mixture combustion in an igniting turbulent planar jet. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 134(5), 051502. (doi: 10.1115/1.4005214)

Chakraborty, N., Hesse, H. and Mastorakos, E. (2010) Effects of fuel Lewis number on localised forced ignition of turbulent mixing layers. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 84(1), pp. 125-166. (doi: 10.1007/s10494-009-9231-1)

Chakraborty, N., Hesse, H. and Mastorakos, E. (2010) Numerical Investigation of Edge Flame Propagation Behavior in an Igniting Turbulent Planar Jet. Combustion Science and Technology, 182(11-12), pp. 1747-1781. (doi: 10.1080/00102202.2010.497408)

Hesse, H. , Chakraborty, N. and Mastorakos, E. (2009) The effects of the Lewis number of the fuel on the displacement speed of edge flames in igniting turbulent mixing layers. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32(1), pp. 1399-1407. (doi: 10.1016/j.proci.2008.06.065)

Book Sections

Hesse, H. , Polzin, M., Wood, T. A. and Smith, R. S. (2018) Visual motion tracking and sensor fusion for kite power systems. In: Schmehl, R. (ed.) Airborne Wind Energy. Series: Green energy and technology. Springer, pp. 413-438. ISBN 9789811019463 (doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1947-0_17)

Luchsinger, R. et al. (2018) Pumping cycle kite power with twings. In: Schmehl, R. (ed.) Airborne Wind Energy. Series: Green energy and technology. Springer, pp. 603-621. ISBN 9789811019463 (doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1947-0_24)

Conference or Workshop Item

Cheng, D., Ong, W., Charles, A. C., Hum, B., Ho, N., Hogan, G. E., Tan, J., Ibrahim, I. , Hesse, H. and Srigrarom, S. (2018) Development of a VTOL Flying Car Concept. 14th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned System (ICIUS 2018), Jeju, South Korea, 20-23 Aug 2018. (Accepted for Publication)

Hesse, H. et al. (2015) Autonomous Pumping Cycles of Tethered Wings. 6th International Airborne Wind Energy Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 15-16 June 2015. (Unpublished)

Polzin, M., Hesse, H. , Wood, T. A. and Smith, R. S. (2015) Visual Motion Tracking for Estimation of Kite Dynamics. 6th International Airborne Wind Energy Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 15-16 June 2015. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Benjamin, T. K. J., Hesse, H. and Wang, P. C. (2021) Wing-Tail Interaction Under Forced Harmonic Pitch. In: AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum, 02-06 Aug 2021, ISBN 9781624106101 (doi:10.2514/6.2021-2517)

To, A., Liu, M., Hazeeq Bin Muhammad Hairul, M., Davis, J. G., Lee, J. S. A., Hesse, H. and Nguyen, H. D. (2021) Drone-Based AI and 3D Reconstruction for Digital Twin Augmentation. In: 23rd HCI International Conference, 24-29 Jul 2021, pp. 511-529. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-77626-8_35)

Chan, T. H., Hesse, H. and Ho, S. G. (2021) LiDAR-Based 3D SLAM for Indoor Mapping. In: 2021 7th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), Singapore, 23-26 April 2021, pp. 285-289. ISBN 9781665449861 (doi:10.1109/ICCAR52225.2021.9463503)

Tay, Y. K. and Hesse, H. (2021) Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Regulations on Autonomous Navigation Approaches for Indoor Multi-Rotor Applications — Survey. In: 2021 7th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), Singapore, 23-26 April 2021, pp. 201-205. ISBN 9781665449861 (doi:10.1109/ICCAR52225.2021.9463498)

Sie, N. J., Xuan Seah, S., Chan, J. J., Yi, J., Chew, K. H., Hooi Chan, T., Srigrarom, S., Holzapfel, F. and Hesse, H. (2021) Vision-based Drones Tracking Using Correlation Filters and Linear Integrated Multiple Model. In: 2021 18th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-22 May 2021, pp. 1085-1090. ISBN 9781665403825 (doi:10.1109/ECTI-CON51831.2021.9454735)

Chew, F., Gan, S. and Hesse, H. (2021) Rapid Design Process of Shrouded Rotors for Efficient UAV Propulsion. In: AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, 11-15, 19-21 Jan 2021, ISBN 9781624106095 (doi:10.2514/6.2021-0212)

Tan, K. J. B., Hesse, H. and Wang, P. C. (2020) Numerical Capture and Validation of a Massively Separated Bluff-Body Wake. In: AIAA Aviation 2020 Forum, 15-19 Jun 2020, ISBN 9781624105982 (doi:10.2514/6.2020-2713)

Leong, X. W. and Hesse, H. (2019) Vision-based Navigation for Control of Micro Aerial Vehicles. In: IRC Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology, Singapore, 04 Jun 2018, pp. 413-427. ISBN 9789813298279 (doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9828-6_33)

Cheng, D., Charles, A. C., Srigrarom, S. and Hesse, H. (2019) Morphing Concept for Multirotor UAVs Enabling Stability Augmentation and Multiple-Parcel Delivery. In: AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, CA, USA, 7-11 Jan 2019, ISBN 9781624105784 (doi:10.2514/6.2019-1063)

Ong, W., Srigrarom, S. and Hesse, H. (2019) Design Methodology for Heavy-Lift Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Coaxial Rotors. In: AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, CA, USA, 7-11 Jan 2019, ISBN 9781624105784 (doi:10.2514/6.2019-2095)

Beuchat, P., Hesse, H. , Domahidi, A. and Lygeros, J. (2018) Optimization Based Self-localization for IoT Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Singapore, 05-08 Feb 2018, pp. 712-717. ISBN 9781467399449 (doi:10.1109/WF-IoT.2018.8355120)

Ho, S.Y.B., Hesse, H. and Ibrahim, I. (2018) Computational Wind Engineering for Optimal Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In: International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, 9-13 Jul 2018,

Sanches, A. C., Silvestre, F. J., Morales, M. A. V. and Hesse, H. (2018) Designing a Vision-based System to Measure In-flight Wing Deformation. In: 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2018), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 09-14 Sep 2018, ISBN 9783932182884

Polzin, M., Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. and Smith, R. S. (2017) State Estimation for Kite Power Systems with Delayed Sensor Measurements. In: IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2017, pp. 11959-11964. (doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1176)

Wood, T. A., Ahbe, E., Hesse, H. and Smith, R. S. (2017) Predictive Guidance Control for Autonomous Kites with Input Delay. In: IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2017, (doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1965)

Millane, A., Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Zgraggen, A. U. and Smith, R. S. (2016) Range-Inertial Estimation for Airborne Wind Energy. In: 2015 IEEE 54th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, Japan, 15-18 Dec 2015, pp. 455-460. ISBN 9781479978861 (doi:10.1109/CDC.2015.7402242)

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Zgraggen, A. U. and Smith, R. S. (2016) Model-Based Flight Path Planning and Tracking for Tethered Wings. In: 2015 IEEE 54th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, Japan, 15-18 Dec 2015, pp. 6712-6717. ISBN 9781479978861 (doi:10.1109/CDC.2015.7403276)

Wirz, J., Tranzatto, M., Liniger, A., Colombino, M., Hesse, H. and Grammatico, S. (2015) AEOLUS, the ETH Autonomous Model Sailboat. In: 8th International Robotic Sailing Conference, Mariehamn, Åland (Finland), 31 Aug - 4 Sept 2015, pp. 103-112. ISBN 9783319233352 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23335-2_8)

Wood, T. A., Hesse, H. , Zgraggen, A. U. and Smith, R. S. (2015) Model-Based Identification and Control of the Velocity Vector Orientation for Autonomous Kites. In: 2015 American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, USA, 1-3 Jul 2015, pp. 2377-2382. ISBN 9781479986842 (doi:10.1109/ACC.2015.7171088)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2015) Dynamic Load Alleviation of Flexible Aircraft in Wake Vortex Encounters. In: 16th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD 2015), Saint Petersburg, Russia, 28 June - 2 July 2015,

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Kerrigan, E. C., Palacios, R. and Graham, J. M. R. (2014) Efficient Aeroservoelastic Modeling and Control Using Trailing-Edge Flaps of Wind Turbines. In: 2014 UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL), Loughborough, UK, 9-11 July 2014, ISBN 9781479950119 (doi:10.1109/CONTROL.2014.6915106)

Da Ronch, A., McCracken, A. J., Badcock, K. J., Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2014) Assessing the Impact of Aerodynamic Modelling on Manoeuvring Aircraft. In: AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, National Harbor, MD, USA, 13-17 Jan 2014, ISBN 9781624103162 (doi:10.2514/6.2014-0732)

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R., Graham, J. M. R. and Kerrigan, E. C. (2014) Model-based Aeroservoelastic Design and Load Alleviation of Large Wind Turbines. In: 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, National Harbor, MD, USA, 13-17 Jan 2014, ISBN 9781624103131 (doi:10.2514/6.2014-0521)

Simpson, R. J., Palacios, R., Hesse, H. and Goulart, P. (2014) Predictive Control for Alleviation of Gust Loads on Very Flexible Aircraft. In: 55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, National Harbor, MD, USA, 13-17 Jan 2014, ISBN 9781624103148 (doi:10.2514/6.2014-0843)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2013) Model Reduction in Flexible-Aircraft Dynamics with Large Rigid-Body Motion. In: 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 8-11 April 2013, ISBN 9781624102233 (doi:10.2514/6.2013-1895)

Hesse, H. and Palacios, R. (2013) Reduced-Order Aeroelastic Models for the Dynamics of Manoeuvring Flexible Aircraft. In: International Forum of Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD 2013), Bristol, UK, 24-26 June 2013, pp. 772-796. ISBN 9781634391023

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R., Graham, J.M.R. and Kerrigan, E. C. (2013) Aeroservoelastic Modelling and Robust Load Alleviation of Very Large Flexible Wind Turbine Blades. In: American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition, Chicago, IL, USA, 5-8 May 2013,

Hesse, H. , Murua, J. and Palacios, R. (2012) Consistent Structural Linearization in Flexible Aircraft Dynamics with Large Rigid-Body Motion. In: 53rd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 23-26 Apr 2012, ISBN 9781600869372 (doi:10.2514/6.2012-1402)

Murua, J., Hesse, H. , Palacios, R. and Graham, J. M. R. (2011) Stability and Open-Loop Dynamics of Very Flexible Aircraft Including Free-Wake Effects. In: 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, USA, 4-7 Apr 2011, ISBN 9781600869518 (doi:10.2514/6.2011-1915)

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Supervision

We are currently hiring potential PhD students for the industry PhD positions advertised below. Please contact me if you are interested working on these projects, or other projects related to my research interests above. 

Industrial PhD Opportunities

Real-Time Prediction of Pedestrian Cluster Movement

Supervisors: Dr Cindy Goh (UGS), Dr Henrik Hesse (UGS) 

To ensure the safe operation of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) in urban environments, it is crucial that such vehicles can predict the movement of pedestrians in existing city spaces. Hence, recent literature has seen an increasing effort to predict the action of pedestrians in order to decrease the risk of accidents when in proximity to AVs. However, in cluttered environments, the interaction with a group of pedestrians is also common. The proper handling of occlusions in such a situation is of paramount importance to guarantee the safety of the road actors. In this work, we therefore propose to develop an AI-based framework for the prediction of pedestrian cluster movement in real time. The proposed approach aims to overcome the limitations of existing technologies and enables the safe operation of AVs in urban traffic situations.

Vortex Surfing for Efficient Flight Operations of Aircraft Formations

Supervisors: Dr Henrik Hesse (UGS), Dr Victor Wang (SIT), Dr Kiran Ramesh (UoG)

Formation flight (i.e. flocking) was first observed in birds to improve aerodynamic efficiency and energy conservation through the reduction of induced drag. Emulating these phenomena for aircraft using vortex surfing can result in potential reduction in drag, and hence fuel consumption. This project will develop CFD tools to support the implementation of vortex surfing for practical flight operations, including the proposal of design guidelines for novel aircraft configurations and the improvement of flight operations/planning. This research investigates the wake generation and propagation produced by different aircraft geometries and how these can be effectively modelled using CFD. 

Click here to find out more about the condition for these industrial postgraduate opportunities:  gla.ac.uk/study/singapore/postgraduate/postgraduateresearch
 

Current PhD Students

  • Mark Tay - Vision-based navigation, environment mapping and obstacles avoidance using the predefined light source patterns for indoor UAVs