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Dr Andres Marcos

Dr Andres Marcos

Dr Andres Marcos
BSc(StLouis), MSc(Minn)

Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

Area of research

Senior Lecturer, Robust modeling, analysis and design for aerospace vehicles fault detection isolation and control

Office 2.32
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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My main interests are the research and application of robust control techniques (H-infinity, mu and linear parameter varying (LPV)) for aerospace vehicles, with focus on:

# Flight Control Systems (FCS)

# Fault Detection and Isolation (FDI)

# Fault Tolerant Control (FTC)

# Verification and Validation (V&V)

# Modeling:  linear fractional transformation (LFT) and LPV

In the last 16 years I have participated in a plethora of projects funded by ESA, NASA, European Commission and with participation of the main aerospace companies (Airbus, Astrium Satellites, Space Transportation, ELV) and research labs (ONERA, DLR, FOI). As an example, a brief list of projects is:

# 1999-2004: NASA Aviation Safety Program (AvSP)

# 2004-2006: Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR) project related to Nonlinear Flight Control Clearance

# 2007-2010: ESA-ESTEC "LPV modeling, analysis and design (LPVMAD)"

# 2009-2012: EU-FP7  “Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Sustainable Flight Guidance and Control (ADDSAFE)”   

#2010-2013: ESA-ESTEC Robust Flight Control System Design Verification & Validation Framework (RFCS)

# 2012-2013: EU-FP7 “Reconfiguration of Control in Flight for Integral Global Upset Recovery (RECONFIGURE)”  


Andrés Marcos is from Córdoba, Spain. Received his Aerospace Engineering B.Sc. from St. Louis University (USA) in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2000 and 2004 respectively from the University of Minnesota (USA) in the group of prof. Gary Balas. From 2004 to 2006, he was a research associate in the group of prof. Ian Postlethwaite at the University of Leicester (UK) working in a Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR) project related to nonlinear flight control clearance.

From 2006 to August 2013 he was with Deimos-Space S.L.U. (Spain) working as lead control engineer for control and autonomy research and development projects for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Community (EC).

During his time at Deimos he was coordinator of the EU-FP7 project entitled “Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Sustainable Flight Guidance and Control (ADDSAFE)” [], and from January 2013 he was coordinating the EU-FP7 project entitled “Reconfiguration of Control in Flight for Integral Global Upset Recovery (RECONFIGURE)” []. Both projects were established to study and transfer model-based FDIR techniques to commercial aircraft and are participated by Airbus as well as several European research organizations and universities.

He joined the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Bristol in October 2013, where he focuses on robust control techniques applied to fault detection, fault tolerant control and flight control of aerospace vehicles; as well as flight control Verification and Validation (V&V) and research on linear fractional transformation (LFT) and linear parameter varying (LPV) techniques for modeling, design and analysis.


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