Metrology and Instrumentation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles



Konrad Wojtowicz

Faculty of Mechatronics, Armament and Aerospace, Military University of Technology


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPASs), or commonly used "drones" all describe one and the same thing: an aircraft or aircraft system controlled from a remote without a human pilot onboard. No matter how you call them, they are becoming the most popular, skyrocketing sector in aviation. JARUS, EASA, FAA, and other national CAAs introduce a law for UAVs operations to secure all airspace users' safety. SESAR has launched a U-Space demonstrators network to speed up the implementation of the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems. At the same time, scientists, researchers, and developers all over the World work on new measurement sensors, actuators, navigation, and control systems to support reliability, simplify control and include maximum autonomy in flight. This Special Session focuses on their work to present modern metrology and instrumentation developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.


Lt. Col. Konrad Wojtowicz is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Mechatronics, Armament, and Aerospace of the Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, where he is an Associate Dean for Students and International Affairs. He is a former Laboratory of Avionics and Air Armament Head. He has taken part in projects on UAV technology funded by the EU and NATO. He has been a speaker in three ATC projects funded by NATO in the field of UAVs.
He received an M.Sc. degree in mechatronics, aeronautics and astronautics, air armament from the Military University of Technology, Warsaw, in 2006, and a PhD in mechanical engineering in the area of HIL simulators for UAV mission and control system computers in 2015.
He has participated in the institute’s research related to developing an aircraft avionics system and simulation environment. He has been assigned to support military commissions as an expert in the Ministry of Defense and Air Force HQ. He conducts research mainly on avionics software development, software engineering, and simulators.

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