Ritratto di Paolo.Gasbarri@uniroma1.it

The course of Dynanics and Control of Space Structures will start September 29 with the following time table:

Tuesday 11:00-13:00

Thursday 12:00-14:00

Friday       15:00-16:00

 

Giovedi ore 12:00-14:00

Academic Position and Education
Full Professor in Aerospace Structures
at the School of Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Rome La Sapienza.

1989 Laurea Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at University of Rome La Sapienza
1989 National license to practice engineering
1992 PhD in Aerospace Engineering
1993-1996 System Engineer at Alenia Space
1996-2004 Assistant Professor in Aerospace Structures at Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
1997 Visiting Professor at the Deutschen Zentrum fur Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR) (Germany)
2005 Associate Professor in Design of Aerospace Structures at La Sapienza .
2011 Visiting Professor at UNISINOS, Applied Mathematics Department, Brazil
2015 Visiting Professor ITA, Istituto Tecnòlogico de Aeronatica, Brazil

Past activites
Before joining the University of Rome, Dr. Paolo Gasbarri was a Research Fellow in Alenia Spazio (now Thales Alenia Space), one of the leading Italian aerospace industries where he was involved in several research areas concerning Space Technology:
1) Design and Analysis of Space Systems;
2) Attitude Control Design;
3) Aerothermodynamics Analysis of Space Reentry Vehicles;
4) Vibration control of Space Structures.

He was also responsible for the following projects:
1)Aerothermodynamic analysis of Italian Reentry Unmanned Capsule, CARINA;
2)Influence of liquid sloshing and structural elastic frequencies on attitude dynamics of ARTEMIS satellite;
3)PICS project (Integrated Platform for Control Systems): The objective of this research was to develop an autonomous spacecraft simulator and test-bed; later the simulator was used in Alenia for the development and validation of control algorithms as well as various hardware elements necessary for satellite attitude control design. The work was successfully implemented on the Italian Army satellite called SICRAL.
4)Experimental qualification tests of the orbital attitude control system of the scientific ESA satellite ARTEMIS

Research
The research activities carried out by Paolo Gasbarri deal with two basic themes:
- Composite structures and aeroelastic optimization of composite wings
- Dynamic behavior of the structures in space environment, and multi-body dynamics

Since 1996 Paolo Gasbarri has carried out many researches in collaboration with aerospace industries and Italian research centers and he was the Coordinator and PI of several national and university research projects on space structures, aeroelasticity of composite wings, structural optimizations, adaptive vibration control, aeroelasticity and robotic spacecraft guidance navigation and control space systems. Consultant for FIAT AVIO in the Italian launcher development VEGA (2001). Consultant for the Italian Ministry of Defense for the on orbit tests on the attitude of SICRAL I (2002).

Research Programs Coordination
Paolo Gasbarri coordinates several research programs funded by Italian Ministry of Research, University of Roma La Sapienza, Italian Space Agency and European Space Agency

In the last four years Paolo Gasbarri was the coordinator of the following programs:

1. Guidance, navigation and control of space manipulator, granted by the Italian Ministry of Research;
2. New Design Methodologies to Control Very Large Space Flexible Structures. In cooperation with Thales Alenia Space (IT), ONERA (FR), ESA, University of Rome Tor Vergata (IT) granted by the European Space Agency;
3. Use of multibody approach for space and terrestrial applications, granted by ESA;
4. Active Debris Removal by Means Robotic Arms", granted by ASTRIUM (Airbus Defence and Space);
5. MAC approach for mode shape re-ordering in DCAP, granted by ESA

Teaching
Paolo Gasbarri has carried out several teaching activities first as an assistant professor and then as associate professor in many courses connected to aerospace structures held in La Sapienza . He has taught in undergraduate courses of Aerospace Engineering and in graduate courses in Space Engineering. Currently he is professor in the Course of Design of Aerospace Structures, in the course of Multi-body Structures for Space Applications and also lecturer in the PhD course in Aerospace and Aeronautics Technology at La Sapienza .

University Activities
2003-2010 Member of the Faculty Committee for the implementation and development of university-industry cooperation program and the integration of the graduates students in the aerospace industries.
2006-2013 Member of the Board of the PhD Course in Aeronautical and Space Technologies at University of Rome La Sapienza .
2004-2010 Member of the Board of Aerospace and Astronautics Department of the University of Roma La Sapienza .
2005-2010 Member of the Board of the San Marco Project Research Centre (CRPSM) of the University of Roma La Sapienza .
2007-2013 Member of Doctoral Committee in Aeronautics and Space Technology of La Sapienza
2011-2013 Member of the Board of the Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Roma La Sapienza .

International Organizations
1996-2014 Member of the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (A.I.D.A.A)
2000-2005 Italian representative at the Structures and Material Panel of the NATO Research Technology Agency (RTO)
2003 Member of the Material and Structures Committee of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
2003 Member of the International Organizing Committee of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
2006 Corresponding Member of the International Astronautical Academy (IAA)
2007 Chair of the Material and Structures Committee of IAF
2008 Full Member of the International Astronautical Academy (IAA).
2009-Present Member of the Technical Committee of the IAF
2012-Present Member of the board of A.I.D.A.A
2017-Present Leader Member of the Commission 4 ( Space Systems Operations & Utilization) International Astronautical Academy (IAA).

Dissemination of research and participation to academic life
In the last seven years Paolo Gasbarri was the advisor of several Italian PhD students. He was also the external advisor for a Brazilian PhD in Applied Mathematics and for a Brazilian Post Doc in Dynamics Simulations of Aerospace Slender Flexible Bodies.

He was also the advisor of about 100 Undergraduate Thesis and of 40 Graduate Thesis.
Co-author of about 55 papers published on referred journals and more than 120 conference papers
Referee of many Internationals Journals in the field of Structures, Applied Mechanics and Space Systems. Member of the board and co-editor of Aerotecnica Missili e Spazio, The Journal of Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics from 2008.

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare
DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF SPACE STRUCTURES 10596900 2021/2022 Ingegneria Aerospaziale - laurea a Statuto speciale
MODELING OF FLEXIBLE SPACE LAUNCHERS 10596899 2021/2022 Ingegneria Aerospaziale - laurea a Statuto speciale
DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF SPACE STRUCTURES 10596900 2020/2021 Ingegneria Aerospaziale - laurea a Statuto speciale
SPACE DEBRIS 10592308 2020/2021 Ingegneria Aerospaziale - laurea a Statuto speciale
LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR PLANETARY EXPLORATION 10592314 2020/2021 Ingegneria Aerospaziale - laurea a Statuto speciale
MULTIBODY SPACE STRUCTURES 1041548 2019/2020 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
COSTRUZIONI AEROSPAZIALI 1021949 2019/2020 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
MULTIBODY SPACE STRUCTURES 1041548 2018/2019 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
COSTRUZIONI AEROSPAZIALI 1021949 2018/2019 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
COSTRUZIONI AEROSPAZIALI 1021949 2017/2018 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
MULTIBODY SPACE STRUCTURES 1041548 2017/2018 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
COSTRUZIONI AEROSPAZIALI 1021949 2016/2017 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
MULTIBODY SPACE STRUCTURES 1041548 2016/2017 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
Titolo Rivista Anno
GNC architecture solutions for robust operations of a free-floating space manipulator via image based visual servoing ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2021
Model‑Based FDI Applied to a Piezoelectric Active Vibration Suppression System for Smart Flexible Spacecraft AEROTECNICA MISSILI & SPAZIO 2021
End-to-end design of a robust attitude control and vibration suppression system for large space smart structures ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2021
Simulation of spacecraft formation maneuvers by means of floating platforms 2021
Deep learning-based structural health monitoring for damage detection on a large space antenna ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2021
Mixed Kane–Newton Multi‑Body Analysis of a Dual‑Arm Robotic System for On‑Orbit Servicing Missions AEROTECNICA MISSILI & SPAZIO 2021
Uncertainty impact on micro-vibration control of an orbiting large adaptive space structure 2020
Synergetic approach in attitude control of very flexible satellites by means of thrusters and PZT devices AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2020
Learning-based control of a spacecraft with sloshing propellant AEROTECNICA MISSILI & SPAZIO 2020
A two-arm flexible space manipulator system for post-grasping manipulation operations of a passive target object ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2020
Design and performance assessment of a distributed vibration suppression system of a large flexible antenna during attitude manoeuvres ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2020
Deep Learning for local damage identification in large space structures via sensor-measured time responses 2020
Control-oriented modelling of an active suppression system for large space smart structures 2020
Characterization of deployable ultrathin composite boom for microsatellites excited by attitude maneuvers COMPOSITE STRUCTURES 2019
From multiscale modeling to design of synchronization mechanisms in mesh antennas ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2019
Optimal design and robust analysis of a net of active devices for micro-vibration control of an on-orbit large space antenna ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2019
Learning-based control of a spacecraft with sloshing propellant 2019
A deep learning strategy for on‑orbit servicing via space robotic manipulator AEROTECNICA MISSILI E SPAZIO 2019
A deep learning strategy for on-orbit servicing via space robotic manipulator 2019
A two-arm flexible space manipulator system for post-grasping manipulation operations of a passive target object 2019
Dipartimento
Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale
SSD

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