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Space Universities Network - Supporting space science and engineering higher education community in the UK (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Berthoud, L., Glester, A., Angling, M., Baker, A., Bannister, N., Bowden, K., …Toomer, C. (2018, April). Space Universities Network - Supporting space science and engineering higher education community in the UK. Paper presented at 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities

The world space economy is expected to grow to $400 billion by 2030 and to provide 100,000 jobs. In the UK we currently have 38,500 directly employed with a further 70000 jobs dependent on the space sector. By 2030 the UK aims to have a further 100,0... Read More about Space Universities Network - Supporting space science and engineering higher education community in the UK.

Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer (2016)
Journal Article
Toomer, C. A., Bonnin, V., Benard, E., Toomer, C., & Moschetta, J. M. (2016). Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 8(2), 136-148. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESMS.2016.075550

Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Dynamic soaring is a flying technique which extracts energy from an environment where wind gradients form, such as the air-sea interface above oceans that sees such gradients developing through multiple... Read More about Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer.

Energy-harvesting mechanisms for UAV flight by dynamic soaring (2015)
Journal Article
Toomer, C. A., Bonnin, V., Benard, E., Moshetta, J., & Toomer, C. (2015). Energy-harvesting mechanisms for UAV flight by dynamic soaring. International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 7(3), 213-230. https://doi.org/10.1260/1756-8293.7.3.213

Dynamic Soaring is a flying technique which extracts energy from an environment where wind gradients form, with the potential to increase the endurance of small unmanned vehicles. The feasibility to use dynamic soaring flight is questioned here; it r... Read More about Energy-harvesting mechanisms for UAV flight by dynamic soaring.

An investigation into predicting vortex ring state in rotary aircraft (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Westbrook-Netherton, O., & Toomer, C. (2014, July). An investigation into predicting vortex ring state in rotary aircraft. Paper presented at RAeS Applied Aerodynamics Conference

Results from wind tunnel experiments and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations have been presented which suggest it may be possible to predict when a rotary aircraft will enter Vortex Ring State (VRS). Results suggest that the formation of a... Read More about An investigation into predicting vortex ring state in rotary aircraft.

Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Bonnin, V., Benard, E., Toomer, C., & Moschetta, J. (2014, March). Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer. Paper presented at 3AF, 49th International Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics

Dynamic Soaring is a flying technique which extracts energy from an environment where wind gradients form, such as the air-sea interface above oceans that sees such gradients forming through multiple and combined phenomena. Models of wind-wave intera... Read More about Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer.

Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration (2014)
Journal Article
Toomer, C., Tuling, S., Dala, L., & Toomer, C. (2014). Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 51(2), 468-477. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A32565

The lee-side flow over a cruciform wing-body configuration at supersonic speeds in the "+" orientation up to angles of 25 deg have been simulated using the single concentrated vortex and discrete vortex model methods. The wings or strakes are of very... Read More about Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration.

Improvement of spin flight test quality by evaluation of measured data (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Schrader, S., Hoffmann, J., Toomer, C., Luo, T., Kuenzer, J., & Cheng, P. (2013, November). Improvement of spin flight test quality by evaluation of measured data. Paper presented at Quality Control

The aim is to equip an aeroplane with different sensor systems to acquire data from spin flight tests. One sensor system contains an acceleration sensor and electronic gyroscopes to determine the attitude and position and another sensor system contai... Read More about Improvement of spin flight test quality by evaluation of measured data.

Some compressibility effects on the lee side flow structures of cruciform wing–body configurations with very low aspect ratio wings (2013)
Journal Article
Tuling, S., Dala, L., & Toomer, C. (2013). Some compressibility effects on the lee side flow structures of cruciform wing–body configurations with very low aspect ratio wings. Aerospace Science and Technology, 29(1), 373-385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2013.04.008

A series of validated numerical simulations of a tangent ogive circular body in combination with very low aspect ratio cruciform wings at supersonic Mach numbers and angles of attack up 25° have been performed. Inspection of the flow in the cross flo... Read More about Some compressibility effects on the lee side flow structures of cruciform wing–body configurations with very low aspect ratio wings.

Engineless unmanned aerial vehicle propulsion by dynamic soaring (2009)
Journal Article
Toomer, C. A., Deittert, M., Deittert, M., Toomer, C., Richards, A., & Pipe, A. (2009). Engineless unmanned aerial vehicle propulsion by dynamic soaring. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 32(5), 1446-1457. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.43270

Dynamic soaring is a flight technique which extracts energy from wind gradients with the potential to power small unmanned aerial vehicles in maritime applications. Wind gradients of the required magnitude naturally occur at the air-sea interface due... Read More about Engineless unmanned aerial vehicle propulsion by dynamic soaring.

Dynamic soaring flight in turbulence (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Deittert, M., Richards, A., Toomer, C., & Pipe, A. G. (2009, August). Dynamic soaring flight in turbulence. Paper presented at Navigation & Control Conference