Conference Program

ETTC 2024 - European Test and Telemetry Conference


Tuesday, 11 June 2024

9:00 - 10:30 Registration, Conference Desk, hall 2

button registration
10:30 - 11:00 Opening Ceremony
                       Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Conference Chairs:
Florian Mertl, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, Donauwörth (Germany)
Karen von Hünerbein, Lange-Electronic GmbH, Bielefeld (Germany)

11:00 - 11:30 Keynote 1, Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen
                     A321XLR Flight Tests - The development of the A321XLR
                Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Wilhelm, Head of Flight Test Operations Toulouse, Airbus

11:30 - 12:00 Keynote 2, Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen
                     Enabling sustainable aviation: Airbus E-Aircraft Systems’ capabilities
                     and challenges in hybrid / electrical system integration testing

                       Dipl.-Ing. Dennis Wagner, Test Manager, E-Aircraft Systems (X-Labs), Airbus

12:00 - 12:30 Keynote 3, Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen
                     Flight Testing the Future Rolls-Royce Large Engine Low Emission
                     Technology on the RR 747-200 FTB
Dr.-Ing. Peter Schober, Chief Functional Engineer for the ALECSys Lean Burn Programme

12:30 - 13:30 Coffee break, Room hall 2

* click on the session headings for more details
A - sessions = room San Diego
B - sessions = room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

13:30 - 15:30 A1 - Sensor Session I

Room San Diego

13:30 A1.1 - The use of LIDAR to measure the flexion and torsion of a wing

Israel Lopez Herreros, Airbus Defence and Space Getafe Madrid (Spain)

14:00 A1.2 - Introduction of the new Sensor SmartGAS Broadband-Pro

Frank Arnold, smartGAS Mikrosensorik GmbH, Heilbronn (Germany)

14:30 A1.3 - Propeller Instrumentation for Continued Safe of Flight

Leonardo de Queiroz Correa, Volocopter GmbH, Bruchsal (Germany)

15:00 A1.4 - H175 in icing conditions

Yervan Takouchian, Airbus Helicopters, Marignane (France)

13:30 - 15:30 B1 - Data Acquisition I

Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

13:30 B1.1 - Innovative measurement technology solutions for thermal and mechanical testing of HV batteries

Timo Eich, CSM Computer-Systeme-Messtechnik GmbH, Filderstadt (Germany)

14:00 B1.2 - FTI Thermal Modelling using Rough Order Model

David Doyle, Curtiss-Wright, Clonskeagh, Dublin (Ireland)

14:30 B1.3 - Power System Analysis Application for Electrical System Integration Laboratory

Melih Karasubasi, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc., Kazan-Ankara (Turkey)

15:00 B1.4 - Tornado Refurbishment: Bridging Legacy and Modernity in Aerospace Engineering

Jean-François Gineste, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Manching (Germany)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

Room hall 2


16:00 - 18:00 A2 - ML & AI Session I

Room San Diego

16:00 A2.1 - Decentralized Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Transmission Parameter Optimization of a LoRa Transceiver

Julius Gissing, Fraunhofer-Institut - IZM -, Berlin (Germany)

16:30 A2.2 - Towards Edge AI in Flight Test Data Acquisition: A Proof of Concept for Anomaly Detection in Aircraft Electrical Networks

Rémy Pelluault, Safran Data Systems SAS, Courtaboeuf Cedex (France)

17:00 A2.3 - Review of RF Tracking Methods and Enhancing Performance Through AI Algorithms

Metin Sen, TUBITAK Sage, Ankara (Turkey)

17:30 A2.4 - Link Resource Scheduling Technology of Networked Telemetry System for LEO Constellations

Jingwei Hao, Beijing Institute of Astronautical Systems Engineering, Beijing (China)

16:00 - 18:00 B2 - Data Management Applications

Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

16:00 B2.1 - Automating Data Conversion

Fatih Haciomeroglu, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc., Kazan-Ankara (Turkey)

16:30 B2.2 - A Review of FFT Algorithms and A Real-Time Algorithm Development for Airborne Vibration Testing Applications

Osman Birkan Ozseven, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc, Istanbul (Turkey)

17:00 B2.3 - Integration of FTI Configuration Management with Flight Test Database for an Enhanced Digital Twin Development

Ali Tahsin Kaymak, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc., Kazan-Ankara (Turkey)

17:30 B2.4 - TADET: Distributed Data Extraction in Telemetry Systems

Hüseyin Oguzhan Eryigit, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc., Kazan-Ankara (Turkey)

Wednesday, 12 June 2024

09:00 - 09:30 Registration

Room Conference desk, hall 2


09:30 - 10:30 A3 - Time - Space - Positioning

Room San Diego

09:30 A3.1 - High-Accuracy Time Space Position Information (TSPI) - Field Test Results

Ben Kupferschmidt, Curtiss-Wright, Newtown (USA)

10:00 A3.2 - Detection and Monitoring of Jamming and Spoofing of GPS/GNSS signals in harbours and industrial areas

Karen von Hünerbein, Lange-Electronic GmbH, Bielefeld (Germany)

09:30 - 11:00 B3 - Data Management Standards

Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

09:30 B3.1 - IQRF Standards 1.0

Vladimír Sulc, IQRF Tech s.r.o., Jicin (Czech Republic)

10:00 B3.2 - Implementing ED247 on COTS platforms

Javier Gutierrez, National Instruments Corp. - Now part of Emerson, Madrid (Spain)

10:30 B3.3 - Flight Test Instrumentation System: Tailoring MBSE Methodologies for Prototype Aerial Systems Development

Claudia Perez Rus, Airbus Defence and Space, Sevilla (Spain)

10:30 - 11:00 A4 - International Consortioum for Telemetry Spectrum

Room San Diego

10:30 A4.1 - Telemetry Spectrum Encroachment: An update on the Status of Telemetry Spectrum

Sergio Penna, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Porto (Portugal)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Room hall 2


11:30 - 12:30 A5 - Sensor Session II

Room San Diego

11:30 A5.1 - In Flight Optical Fiber Measurement on Flight Test Aircraft

Laetitia Mennebeuf, Airbus France, Toulouse (France)

12:00 A5.2 - Comparing FBG Strain Sensors with Electrical Strain Gauges on a Helicopter Rotor Blade during Whirl Tower Test

Simone Weber, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, Donauwörth (Germany)

11:30 - 12:30 B4 - Sustainable Testing & Materials

Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

11:30 B4.1 - Quality Assurance through Leak Testing of Telemetry Components during Production

Joachim Lapsien, CETA Testsysteme GmbH, Hilden (Germany)

12:00 B4.2 - Achievements and Challenges in Catalytic Combustion Hydrogen Sensors: Commercial Use in Fuel Cell Vehicles and Miniaturization using MEMS Technology

Go Yamamoto, New Cosmos Electric Co. Ltd., Hyogo (Japan)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break

Room ETTC Plaza & Lounge


13:30 - 14:30 A6 - ML & AI Session II

Room San Diego

13:30 A6.1 - AITA.AI applications to Testing Activities

Francisca Coll Herrero, Airbus Defence and Space, Getafe Madrid (Spain)

14:00 A6.2 - Multiplatform sensor fusion. Drawing a common tactical scenario.

Miguel Arevalo, Airbus Defence and Space, Getafe Madrid (Spain)

13:30 - 15:00 B5 - Data Acquisition II

Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

13:30 B5.1 - Measuring the aeroelastic properties of a tiltrotor aircraft in a wind tunnel model

Bjorn van der Meulen, NLR - Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

14:00 B5.2 - High Speed Telemetry Systems based on SAW Sensors

Osama Alolabi, sensideon GmbH, Wels (Austria)

14:30 B5.3 - High innovative telemetry solutions for demanding applications in the aerospace industry

Stephanie Manner, Manner Sensortelemetrie GmbH, Spaichingen (Germany)

14:30 - 15:00 A7 - XidML

Room San Diego

14:30 A7.1 - The open XidML Standard - What are the Advantages for Users

Florian Mertl, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, Donauwörth (Germany)

15:00 - 17:00 Exhibition Visit

Room hall 2


19:00 - 23:00 Conference Dinner

Room Restaurant in Nuremberg


Thursday, 13 June 2024

09:00 - 10:00 Weisswurstfrühstück

Room ETTC Plaza & Lounge
Chair Safran Data Systems


10:00 - 12:00 A8 - Networks & Architectures

Room San Diego

10:00 A8.1 - Power Over Ethernet in FTI, Suitability and Challenges

Patrick Quinn, Curtiss-Wright, Clonskeagh, Dublin (Ireland)

10:30 A8.2 - Network Management of Flight Test Installation equipment

Joaquín Antonio Pablos Palomino, Airbus Defence and Space, Sevilla (Spain)

11:00 A8.3 - TRMC Support for the TM Community

Gene Hudgins, TRMC, Niceville (USA)

11:30 A8.4 - Design and implementation of a new generation of space ground TT&C software architecture based on container cloud

WeiHong Zhong, Beijing Research Institute of Telemetry, Beijing (China)

10:00 - 12:00 B6 - Hybrid / Remote Testing

Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

10:30 B6.1 - HIL & HTB - challenges and solutions

Joerg Collrep, United Electronic Industries an Ametek Company, Siegsdorf (Germany)

10:30 B6.2 - Dynamic Positioning System Testing with Digital Twin

Koray Ozdal Ozkan, Aselsan, Istanbul (Turkey)

11:00 B6.3 - Flight Control System Automated Test Equipment and Iron Bird Setup Integration

Melih Karasubasi, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc., Kazan-Ankara (Turkey)

11:30 B6.4 - A Hybrid Approach Using Near-Field Scanning in Combination with Field Simulations

Dominik Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut - ENAS -, Paderborn (Germany)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

Room ETTC Plaza & Lounge


13:00 - 15:00 A9 - Networks & Data acquisition

Room San Diego

13:00 A9.1 - Enhancing Low-Speed Airspeed Determination and Flight Test Decision-Making through Mobile Weather Stations and Sensor Network

Leonardo de Queiroz Correa, Volocopter GmbH, Bruchsal (Germany)

13:30 A9.2 - Improving rotorcraft flight tests safety and efficiency with real-time wind mapping

Gabriel Eket, Airbus France, Toulouse Cedex 9 (France)

14:00 A9.3 - Feature Creep for Efficiency!

Malcom Weir, Ampex Data Systems Corporation, Hayward (USA)

14:30 A9.4 - Detection of the Factors That Cause Telemetry Losses

Ipek Cersilpolat, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc., Kazan-Ankara (Turkey)

13:00 - 17:00 B7 - RF Design

Room Garmisch-Partenkirchen

13:00 B7.1 - Data Quality Estimation (DQE) The Two Main Techniques Their Strengths and Weaknesses

John Carlson, GDP Space Systems, Horsham (USA)

13:30 B7.2 - Compact Multiband Tactical Telemetry Transceiver through a Weaver Architecture

Jean Paul Santos, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, NAS Point Mugu (USA)

14:00 B7.3 - Research into equivalent Bidirectional Telemetry

Francisco Fernandez Casuso, Airbus Defence and Space, Getafe Madrid (Spain)

14:30 B7.4 - Comparing architectures for bi-directional telemetry ground stations

Sébastien Bonnart, Safran Data Systems, La Teste de Buch (France)

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 B7.5 - First experimental Results and Beamforming Features of Ground Antenna Implementing AESA Technology

Christophe Melle, Safran Data Systems, La Teste de Buch (France)

16:00 B7.6 - Embedded recording in Flight Test Telemetry Receiver

Florian Sandoz, Safran Data Systems SAS, Courtaboeuf Cedex (France)

16:30 B7.7 - A modified OQPSK detection for MIL-STD SOQPSK in the satellite communication

Xingwen Ding, Beijing Research Institute of Telemetry, Fengying (China)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

Room hall 2


15:30 - 17:00 A10 - Imaging & Video

Room San Diego

15:30 A10.1 - AI based object recognition for telemetry applications

Simon Hardt, Safran Data Systems GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach (Germany)

16:00 A10.2 - Introduction of Smart Hi-Speed Airborne Camera with Embedded Real-Time Tracking Algorithm for Store Separation Flight Tests

Rodrigo Paulo, Instituto de Pesquisas e Ensaios em Voo, Sao Jose dos Campos (Brasil)

16:30 A10.3 - Picture Perfect: Empirical Measurement of Flight Test Video Encoding

Ben Kupferschmidt, Curtiss-Wright, Newtown (USA)