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Technology and risk considerations in shaping future drone legislation (2020)
Journal Article
Wright, S., & Studley, M. (in press). Technology and risk considerations in shaping future drone legislation. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management,

The global aviation industry has decades-old and highly successful legislation enforcing safety in conventional manned aerospace. This framework has been evolved gradually around a set of mature technologies with particular goals and implementations,... Read More about Technology and risk considerations in shaping future drone legislation.

Making a brick fly – a novel UAV airframe for survey applications (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2019, November). Making a brick fly – a novel UAV airframe for survey applications. Presented at Commercial UAV Show 2019, Excel, London

In this talk, Steve Wright presents the development and test of a novel UAV for the placement and subsequent retrieval of monitoring equipment in remote brownfield locations, for application in monitoring of threatened wildlife in insecure areas.

Ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drone (2019)
Journal Article
Wright, S. (in press). Ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drone

This document responds to a request for evidence made by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on March 7th, 2019, seeking to inform an inquiry into the “ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drones, of all si... Read More about Ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drone.

Airborne artificial intelligence in the wild (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2018, November). Airborne artificial intelligence in the wild. Presented at Commercial UAV Show 2018

MAVs, UAVs, Drones, Quads, call them what you will. A set of technologies has converged to cause a breakthrough in capability and cost, which has created a new industry and colossal interest from many parties who see both opportunities and threats.... Read More about Airborne artificial intelligence in the wild.

The influence of valve-pump weight ratios on the dynamic response of leaking valve-pump parallel control hydraulic systems (2018)
Journal Article
Ding, H., Zhao, J., Cheng, G., Wright, S., & Yao, Y. (2018). The influence of valve-pump weight ratios on the dynamic response of leaking valve-pump parallel control hydraulic systems. Applied Sciences, 8(7), 1201. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8071201

© 2018 by the authors. A new leaking valve-pump parallel control (LVPC) oil hydraulic system is proposed to improve the performance of dynamic response of present variable speed pump control (VSPC) system, which is an oil hydraulic control system wit... Read More about The influence of valve-pump weight ratios on the dynamic response of leaking valve-pump parallel control hydraulic systems.

Finding the power for the electric revolution (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2018, June). Finding the power for the electric revolution. Presented at Future of Transport World Conference 2018

Electrical storage and power technologies have made a breakthrough in capability to create a new industry of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and the usage envelope has expanded such that personal-transport systems are being proposed. However, the very tech... Read More about Finding the power for the electric revolution.

The gap of six zeros (2018)
Journal Article
Wright, S. (2018). The gap of six zeros

Passenger drones work in theory, but in order to turn them into the safe, reliable transportation mode of the future, much needs to be done in terms of testing and design.

The coming electric revolution (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2017, November). The coming electric revolution. Presented at Light Aircraft Design Conference 2017

Quads, UAVs, Drones: call them what you will. One thing is clear: power and control technologies have converged to cause a breakthrough in capability and cost, and create a new industry. The usage envelope is now expanding into safety-critical applic... Read More about The coming electric revolution.

Real-time simulation of large aircraft fuel systems (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S., & Grazebrook, A. (2017, October). Real-time simulation of large aircraft fuel systems. Paper presented at ESM 2017: 31st European Simulation and Modelling Conference

This paper presents a method for the real-time simulation of the fluid-mechanical components of the fuel storage and transfer systems of large civil aircraft. The simulation includes modelling of fuel flow, fuel properties and related measurement sen... Read More about Real-time simulation of large aircraft fuel systems.

Model-based development of MAV altitude control via ground-based equipment (2017)
Journal Article
Wright, S. (2017). Model-based development of MAV altitude control via ground-based equipment. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 28(4), 361-369. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMIC.2017.10007332

This paper presents the development and demonstration of an automated altitude controller for a very low weight Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) (i.e. less than 15g), via low-cost ground-based equipment, and without the provision of active telemetry data from... Read More about Model-based development of MAV altitude control via ground-based equipment.

From flying toys to flying taxis (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2017, July). From flying toys to flying taxis. Presented at Future Transport World Conference

Quads, UAVs, Drones: call them what you will. One thing is clear: power, communications and control technologies have converged to cause a breakthrough in capability and cost, and create a new industry. The usage envelope is now expanding into safety... Read More about From flying toys to flying taxis.

Design of U-PPC-Type II for nonlinear systems (2016)
Journal Article
Zhu, G., Qiu, J., Zhu, Q., Narayan, P. P., & Wright, S. (2016). Design of U-PPC-Type II for nonlinear systems. https://doi.org/10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7555008

In this study, a new U-PPC-Type II (U-model Pole Placement Control Type II) control system design procedure is proposed based on the U-model principle. The objective of a U-PPC-Type II design is to determine a linear controller Gc from a specified cl... Read More about Design of U-PPC-Type II for nonlinear systems.

Drone avionics (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2016, June). Drone avionics. Presented at Environmental and Safety Assurance Symposium 2016

MAVs, UAVs, Drones, Quads, call them what you will. These machines are in the news a lot at the moment, and usually for all the wrong reasons. However, one thing is clear: a set of technologies have converged to cause a breakthrough in capability and... Read More about Drone avionics.

Testing of avionics (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2015, June). Testing of avionics. Presented at Intelligent Testing 2015

In this talk, Dr Steve Wright discusses some of the tools and methods used for performing Hardware-in-the-Loop testing of aircraft avionics. The talk will discuss the objectives of avionics test, how these tests are performed, and the equipment neede... Read More about Testing of avionics.

Model based testing of avionics (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2015, June). Model based testing of avionics. Presented at Model Driven Engineering 2015

A presentation on the use of modelling and simulation, and its role in the testing process for manned aircraft avionics.

Avionics and airborne computing (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2015, May). Avionics and airborne computing. Presented at British Computer Society Public Lecture

In this talk, Dr Steve Wright looks at how an aircraft’s avionics and their associated sensor/actuator systems can fail (and they do fail), and how these systems are designed to be resilient to these failures in hardware, software and architecture. T... Read More about Avionics and airborne computing.


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