Autonomy and Advanced Systems
Showcase: Structronics

Prof Jim Scanlan
History of developing range of Platforms
Funder
EPSRC
EPSRC
EPSRC
FP7
NERC
TSB/Rolls
NERC

Research Title

Next Generation Energy Harvesting Electronics-holistic
D...
Structronics;
background at
Southampton
SULSA; Technology Demonstrator
• July 2011:
World‟s first
“printed”
aircraft
• Newscientist
video
http://www.yo
utube.com/...
3D printing UAVs
• Fast

• Design freedom
• Complexity comes for „free‟
• Multi-functional parts
2SEAS-20
exploded view

•

Extensive use of Nylon 3D printing technology

•

Modular design

•

Redundant systems

•

All ...
2SEAS-20
3D printed parts
•

Fuselage, fuel tank and other complex geometry
parts have been produced through 3D printing

...
Multifunctional Parts
• Fuel Tank
– Lifting body
– Payload Pod
Attachment
– Centre spar
support
– High-lift system
support...
3d Printed UAVs
SPOTTER*

• 5th printed UAV at Southampton
• *Southampton Platform for
Observation, Tracking, Telecommunications and
Envir...
ASTRA* UAS to support climate
scientists

* Atmospheric Science Through Robotic Aircraft
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~ast...
…through exploiting/developing
technologies like: rapid prototyping
Developing a fleet of ultra-lightweight
drones for atmospheric data collection

Massive
Atmospheric
Volume
Instrumentation...
Structronics Research vision.
• Integrated Structures
/sensors/ actuators

Vibration sensor

Strain sensor

• Goal, reduce...
£3.5M Capital Project
Peter Wilson ECS
Damon Teagle NOCS
Jim Scanlan FEE

Platform Field testing of
systems
Mobile Command...
Name
1 Dr Rafic Ajaj FEE
2 Dr Mario Brito NOCS
3 Mantas Brazinskas FEE
4 Chris Crispin FEE
5 Chang Liu FEE
6 Dr Justin Dix...
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Structronics

  1. 1. Autonomy and Advanced Systems Showcase: Structronics Prof Jim Scanlan
  2. 2. History of developing range of Platforms
  3. 3. Funder EPSRC EPSRC EPSRC FP7 NERC TSB/Rolls NERC Research Title Next Generation Energy Harvesting Electronics-holistic Digital Agent Networking for Customer Energy Reduction Energy Harvesting Materials for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Advance Support for the Ocean Bottom Instrument Facility SILOET 2; autonmated design processes for aerosapce Miniaturised low-cost high precision mass market conductivity and temperature sensor technology NERC Ultra miniaturised, low power, high precision, robust CT-DO sensor system exploitation EPSRC Human-Agent Collectives [ORCHID] Secure Meters Optimisation of Electricity Distribution Networks-Secure UK Meters UK-Jennings EPSRC Distributed Sensing TSB Smart Laser Manufacturing EPSRC Intelligent Agents for Home Energy Management SEAS DTC Control of Autonomous Mobile Sensors DSTL Unmanned Air System Studentship EPSRC DECODE (Decision Environment for COmplex DEsigns) European 2Seas; development of maritime autonomous systems Regional Dev EPSRC/TSB SAMULET Project 5: Processing Advanced Aerospace Materials EU CRESCENDO multidicisplinary design of aerospace systems Rolls Royce Plc Whole Engine Intelligent Costing Modelling Rolls Royce Plc Value Driven Design of aerospace systems TSB/Rolls SILOET 3 novel design methods for additive manufacturing NERC Geothermal systems related to rapid uplift on the Alpine Fault, New Zealand NERC IODP2: Ocean crust carbonate veins NERC IODP Expedition 335 Superfast 4 NERC Alpine Fault Zone FP7 ROV-E autonomous rover EPSRC NEWCAT - Configurable Ananlogue Transistors: Conquering Unreliablility in a Shrinking World EPSRC Reliable Power Systems and Integrated Circuits DSTL Research and Development into Advanced Design EPSRC Dry Powder Jet Printer Invibio Ltd extrusion freeform fabrication of PEEK for health care application TOTAL Value PI £722,135.80 £43,487.00 £1,160,556.00 £508,498.39 £316,799.00 £767,304.00 £8,000.00 Bashir Al-Hashimi Ben Anderson Steve Beeby Michael Butler Tim Henstock Andy Keane Hywel Morgan £6,946.00 Hywel Morgan £2,944,129.49 £1,587,383.00 Nick Jennings Nick Jennings £408,912.00 £319,662.00 £813,141.00 £287,917.00 £94,419.00 £768,872.00 £314,686.00 Nick Jennings David Richardson Alex Rogers Alex Rogers Jim Scanlan Jim Scanlan Jim Scanlan £260,331.00 £302,468.00 £66,000.00 £120,000.00 £453,009.00 £53,944.88 Jim Scanlan Jim Scanlan Jim Scanlan Jim Scanlan Jim Scanlan Damon Teagle £276,802.19 £75,708.00 £357,725.00 £184,344.00 £442,062.18 Damon Teagle Damon Teagle Damon Teagle Scott Walker Peter Wilson £6,040.00 £49,972.50 £65,646.00 £42,400.00 £13,829,300.43 Peter Wilson Shoufeng Yang Shoufeng Yang Shoufeng Yang Strong track record in this area (Now <£16M)
  4. 4. Structronics; background at Southampton
  5. 5. SULSA; Technology Demonstrator • July 2011: World‟s first “printed” aircraft • Newscientist video http://www.yo utube.com/wa tch?v=kRDg4 UB9Ajg over 500,000 hits Parts Manufactured by 3T RPD Ltd
  6. 6. 3D printing UAVs • Fast • Design freedom • Complexity comes for „free‟ • Multi-functional parts
  7. 7. 2SEAS-20 exploded view • Extensive use of Nylon 3D printing technology • Modular design • Redundant systems • All weather operation 7
  8. 8. 2SEAS-20 3D printed parts • Fuselage, fuel tank and other complex geometry parts have been produced through 3D printing • Selective Laser Sintering technology • Quick: from CAD model to final part in a few hours 8
  9. 9. Multifunctional Parts • Fuel Tank – Lifting body – Payload Pod Attachment – Centre spar support – High-lift system support – Fuel sensor mount – Baffle – Filler –…
  10. 10. 3d Printed UAVs
  11. 11. SPOTTER* • 5th printed UAV at Southampton • *Southampton Platform for Observation, Tracking, Telecommunications and Environmental Reconnaissance. • Four stroke engines 11
  12. 12. ASTRA* UAS to support climate scientists * Atmospheric Science Through Robotic Aircraft http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~astra/
  13. 13. …through exploiting/developing technologies like: rapid prototyping
  14. 14. Developing a fleet of ultra-lightweight drones for atmospheric data collection Massive Atmospheric Volume Instrumentation System Dr Philip King Balloon-launched drone swarm will fly precalculated paths and transmit data to ground Chris Paulson Conductive inkjet printing for ultra-lightweight UAVs – design-to-circuit ~3 hours
  15. 15. Structronics Research vision. • Integrated Structures /sensors/ actuators Vibration sensor Strain sensor • Goal, reduced cost, reduced weight, increased reliability • £3.5 EPSRC Capital grant Fuel level sensor
  16. 16. £3.5M Capital Project Peter Wilson ECS Damon Teagle NOCS Jim Scanlan FEE Platform Field testing of systems Mobile Command and Communications Centre (MC3) Tested sub-systems for use in platforms Systems Reliability Lab (SRL) Integrated Structures and Sensors Facility (ISSF) Creation of autonomous system sub-systems Jim Scanlan FEE Damon Teagle NOCS Peter Wilson ECS
  17. 17. Name 1 Dr Rafic Ajaj FEE 2 Dr Mario Brito NOCS 3 Mantas Brazinskas FEE 4 Chris Crispin FEE 5 Chang Liu FEE 6 Dr Justin Dix NOCS 7 Mehmet Erbil FEE 8 Dr Maaten Furlong NOCS 9 Mario Ferraro FEE 10 Yangzi Guo FEE 11 Dr Philip King FEE 12 Prof Andy Keane FEE 13 Andrew Lock FEE 14 Dr Kirk Martinez ECS 15 Dr Matt Mowlem NOCS 16 Chris Paulson FEE 17 Dr Alex Philips FEE 18 Dr Stephen Prior FEE 19 Evangelos Papageorgiou FEE 20 Prof Eric Rogers ECS 21 Dr Andras Sobester FEE 22 Amrith Surendra FEE 23 Prof Jim Scanlan FEE 24 Prof Damon Teagle NOCS 25 Prof Stephen Turnock FEE 26 Dr Nick Townsend FEE 27 Luke Teacy ECS 28 Dr Glyn Thomas FEE 29 Dr Peter Wilson ECS 30 Dr Scott Walker FEE 31 Dr Russell Wynn NOCS 32 Aleksander Lidtke Research area Morphing wings Risk and Reliability Rotary wing research High altitude UAV research GPS denied environments Coastal applications of UAVs Rotary wings MARS facility 2Seas maritime UAV Directional antennae for UAVs Lightweight UAV avionics UAV propulsion research 2Seas maritime UAV Vision and signal processing Marine remote sensing Rapid prototyped UAVs Maritime autonomy Rotary wing research Concept design of UAVs Control of AUVs MAVIS EPSRC project VDD RR sponsored research Unmanned capital grant/ H2020 Ocean, Earth Science Sensing Maritime autonomy Maritime motion control Agents and control of UAVS Rotary wing research Avionics systems Space systems Science user of AUVs Cubesat design Over 30 Academics across 3 Faculties
  18. 18. Thankyou Questions?

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