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- Dynamics and Control of Hypersonic Vehicles
- (Re-)Entry modelling and simulation of space debris and asteroids and Design for Demise
- Meta-modelling techniques for Design Optimisation and Uncertainty Treatment

19992022
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Research Output 1999 2020

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2020
3 Downloads (Pure)
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Risk management
Learning systems
Artificial intelligence
Geometry
Mathematical operators
2019
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AI to support decision making in collision risk assessment

Sánchez, L., Vasile, M. & Minisci, E., 24 Oct 2019. 17 p.

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Risk assessment
Artificial intelligence
Decision making
Space debris
Mathematical operators
5 Downloads (Pure)

An optimization approach for designing optimal tracking campaigns for low-resources deep-space missions

Gentile, L., Greco, C., Minisci, E., Bartz-Beielstein, T. & Vasile, M., 25 Oct 2019. 11 p.

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Spacecraft
Satellites
Asteroids
Global optimization
Chromosomes
6 Downloads (Pure)

Intelligent control: a taxonomy

Wilson, C., Marchetti, F., Di Carlo, M., Riccardi, A. & Minisci, E., 23 Oct 2019. 7 p.

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Intelligent control
Taxonomies
Control systems
1 Downloads (Pure)

Robust particle filter for space objects tracking under severe uncertainty

Greco, C., Gentile, L., Vasile, M., Minisci, E. & Bartz-Beielstein, T., 15 Aug 2019. 20 p.

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Debris
Algebra
Tuning
Polynomials
Satellites
2018
22 Downloads (Pure)

Aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbine airfoils under aleatory and epistemic uncertainty

Caboni, M., Minisci, E. & Riccardi, A., 29 May 2018, (Accepted/In press). 10 p.

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Airfoils
Wind turbines
Aerodynamics
Design optimization
Uncertainty
18 Downloads (Pure)

Optimisation based analysis of the effect of particle spatial distribution on the elastic behaviour of PRMMC

Gentile, L., Giugliano, D., Cestino, E., Frulla, G. & Minisci, E., 11 Jun 2018. 12 p.

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Spatial distribution
Composite materials
Metals
Global optimization
Sensitivity analysis
2017
94 Downloads (Pure)
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Reentry
Heat transfer coefficients
Sensitivity analysis
Geometry
Hypersonic aerodynamics
119 Downloads (Pure)

DSMC-based correction factor for low-fidelity hypersonic aerodynamics of re-entering objects and space debris

Falchi, A., Minisci, E., Vasile, M., Rastelli, D. & Bellini, N., 3 Jul 2017, p. 1-15. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Space debris
Hypersonic aerodynamics
Drag
Gravitation
Monte Carlo methods
55 Downloads (Pure)

FOSTRAD: An advanced open source tool for re-entry analysis

Falchi, A., Renato, V., Minisci, E. & Vasile, M., 30 Oct 2017. 15 p.

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Asteroids
Reentry
Debris
Trajectories
Ablation
82 Downloads (Pure)

Uncertainty treatment in the GOCE re-entry

Minisci, E., Serra, R., Vasile, M., Riccardi, A., Grey, S. & Lemmens, S., 13 Nov 2017. 31 p.

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Reentry
Polynomial approximation
Normal distribution
Uncertainty
Interpolation
2015
554 Downloads (Pure)

An open source hypersonic aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic modelling tool

Mehta, P., Minisci, E., Vasile, M., Walker, A. C. & Brown, M., 2 Mar 2015. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Hypersonic aerodynamics
Aerodynamics
Open Source
Asteroids
Reentry
5 Citations (Scopus)
182 Downloads (Pure)

Optimisation of ascent and descent trajectories for lifting body space access vehicles

Toso, F., Riccardi, A., Minisci, E. & Maddock, C. A., 14 Oct 2015, p. 1-12. 12 p.

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Trajectories
Takeoff
Landing
Orbits
Transcription
2014
7 Citations (Scopus)
84 Downloads (Pure)

Adaptive inflationary differential evolution

Minisci, E. & Vasile, M., 6 Jul 2014, p. 1792-1799. 8 p.

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Adaptive algorithms
Sensitivity analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)
145 Downloads (Pure)

Incremental planning of multi-gravity assist trajectories

Romero Martin, J. M., Masi, L., Vasile, M., Minisci, E., Epenoy, R., Martinot, V. & Fontdecaba Baig, J., 29 Sep 2014, p. IAC-14-C1.9.2. 13 p.

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Gravitation
trajectory
Trajectories
gravity
Planning
2 Citations (Scopus)
196 Downloads (Pure)

Influence of boundary layer transition on the trajectory optimisation of a reusable launch vehicle

Wuilbercq, R., Pescetelli, F., Minisci, E. & Brown, R., 16 Jun 2014. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Trajectory Optimization
Launch vehicles
Boundary Layer
Boundary layers
Trajectories
103 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-population adapative inflationary differential evolution

Di Carlo, M., Vasile, M. & Minisci, E., 13 Sep 2014, p. 41-54.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

Robust multi-disciplinary design and optimisation of a reusable launch vehicle

Wuilbercq, R., Pescetelli, F., Mogavero, A., Minisci, E. & Brown, R., 16 Jun 2014. 28 p.

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Launch vehicles
Rockets
Hypersonic vehicles
Optimization
Methodology
2013
1 Citation (Scopus)
50 Downloads (Pure)

Global error estimation in CFD mesh coarsening process for uncertainty quantification methods

Kubicek, M. & Minisci, E., 23 Sep 2013, p. Paper IAC-13-C2.7.3x18517. 12 p.

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Coarsening
Error analysis
Computational fluid dynamics
Chaos theory
Polynomials
510 Downloads (Pure)

Re-entry trajectory optimization for a SSTO vehicle in the presence of atmosheric uncertainties

Pescetelli, F., Minisci, E. & Brown, R., 1 Jul 2013. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Reentry
Orbits
Trajectories
Vehicle performance
Uncertain systems

Robust aerodynamic design optimisation of horizontal axis wind turbine rotors

Caboni, M., Minisci, E. & Campobasso, M. S., 7 Oct 2013.

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2012
35 Downloads (Pure)

Approximated computation of belief functions for robust design optimization

Vasile, M., Minisci, E. & Wijnands, Q., 23 Apr 2012. 18 p.

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Belief Functions
Robust Optimization
Robust Design
Epistemic Uncertainty
Evidence Theory
9 Citations (Scopus)
901 Downloads (Pure)

Ascent trajectory optimisation for a single-stage-to-orbit vehicle with hybrid propulsion

Pescetelli, F., Minisci, E., Maddock, C., Taylor, I. & Brown, R., Sep 2012.

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Propulsion
Orbits
Trajectories
Earth (planet)
Vehicle performance
174 Downloads (Pure)

Optimal dynamic operations scheduling for small-scale satellites

Komninou, E., Vasile, M. & Minisci, E., 1 Oct 2012. 11 p.

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Scheduling
Satellites
Electric power utilization
Planning
Subsystem
3 Citations (Scopus)
97 Downloads (Pure)

Robust aerodynamic design of variable speed wind turbine rotors

Minisci, E., Campobasso, M. S. & Vasile, M., Jun 2012. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Wind turbines
Aerodynamics
Rotors
Normal distribution
Airfoils
50 Downloads (Pure)

Robust aerodynamic design optimization of variable speed wind turbine rotors

Caboni, M., Minisci, E., Campobasso, M. S. & Padulo, M., 13 Sep 2012. 28 p.

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Aerodynamic Design
Robust Design
Wind Turbine
Wind turbines
Rotor
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

Fast evidence-based space system engineering

Vasile, M., Minisci, E., Zuiani, F., Komninou, E. & Wijnands, Q., Oct 2011, p. IAC-11-D1.

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Multi-disciplinary robust design of variable speed wind turbines

Minisci, E., Campobasso, M. S., Dellantonio, M., Montecucco, A. & Vasile, M., 14 Sep 2011.

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Weibull distribution
Power electronics
Evolutionary algorithms
Wind turbines
Aerodynamics
187 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-disciplinary shape optimization of an entry capsule integrated with custom neural network approximation and multi-delity approach

Cavallero, C., Chiarelli, C., Mareschi, V., Davite, A., Gallizio, F., Minisci, E. & Sudars, M., 14 Sep 2011. 16 p.

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Shape Optimization
Shape optimization
Process Optimization
Pareto Front
Neural Networks
2 Citations (Scopus)
155 Downloads (Pure)

Optimal power harness routing for small-scale satellites

Komninou, E., Vasile, M. & Minisci, E., 3 Oct 2011, p. Paper IAC-11-C3.1.3. 10 p.

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Cable
Optimization Algorithm
Routing
Satellites
Cables
2010
6 Citations (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

Evolutionary design of a full–envelope flight control system for an unstable fighter aircraft

Avanzini, G. & Minisci, E., 18 Jul 2010, p. 1-8. 8 p.

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Flight Control System
Flight control systems
Aircraft
Unstable
Scheduling
5 Citations (Scopus)
450 Downloads (Pure)

Multidisciplinary design of a micro-USV for re-entry operations

Minisci, E., Liqiang, H. & Vasile, M., Aug 2010.

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Reentry
Orbits
Earth (planet)
Airframes
Space shuttles
2008
112 Downloads (Pure)

Comparative study on the application of evolutionary optimization techniques to orbit transfer manoeuvres

Minisci, E. & Avanzini, G., 29 Sep 2008.

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Orbital transfer
Evolutionary Optimization
Evolutionary algorithms
Optimization Techniques
Comparative Study
112 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-objective design of robust flight control systems

Minisci, E., Avanzini, G. & D'Angelo, S., 25 Jun 2008.

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Flight control systems
Controllers
Aircraft models
Control theory
Evolutionary algorithms
27 Citations (Scopus)
80 Downloads (Pure)

On testing global optimization algorithms for space trajectory design

Vasile, M., Minisci, E. & Locatelli, M., 18 Aug 2008. 25 p.

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Global optimization
Global Optimization
Optimization Algorithm
Trajectories
Trajectory
2 Citations (Scopus)
122 Downloads (Pure)

Testing approaches for global optimization of space trajectories

Vasile, M., Minisci, E. & Locatelli, M., 13 Oct 2008.

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Global optimization
Performance Index
Global Optimization
trajectory
Trajectories

Vortex cell shape optimization for separation control

Chernyshenko, S. I., Castro, I. P., Hetsch, T., Iollo, A., Minisci, E. & Savelsberg, R., 30 Jun 2008.

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1999

Optimization methodology for the climb trajectory of a ssto lifting-body reusable launcher

D ’Angelo, S., Minisci, E., Di Bona, D. & Guerra, L., 9 Aug 1999, p. 400-409. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Trajectories
Orbits
Space stations
Dams
Propulsion