PANDO a new supercomputer Available online : Tuesday 19 February 2019 PANDO a new supercomputer with applications in aerodynamics, mechanics, electromagnetism and Artifical Intelligence inaugurated on February 19th at ISAE-SUPAERO. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Youtube RSS Print Add this page to My Favorites Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Research 19 February 2019 PANDO a new supercomputer Latest videos Research 16 December 2022 Discover... ISAE-SUPAERO’s P68! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Research 16 December 2022 Discover... ISAE-SUPAERO’s P68! ISAE-SUPAERO - as a center for training through #research, research training and innovation - has many research equipments used within its 6 research departments. Today, we present the P68 research aircraft! Since 2018, the ISAE-SUPAERO Air Operations Center has been equipped with a twin-engine Vulcanair P68 Observer 2 dedicated to teaching ISAE students flight mechanics, flight test techniques, and performing research projects. This aircraft has a telemetry system to track flight parameters in real-time from the campus’ classrooms. Multipurpose with a large payload, it can embark various sensors thanks to a hatch under the fuselage. It also has unique instrumentation for research activities and sensors for pilot monitoring (remote eye trackers, scene camera etc.) synchronized with the flight parameters. It allows to estimate pilots’ attentional and cognitive states (fatigue, distraction, inattention, engagement, etc.) in real time during the flight. Research 00:28 min 15 December 2022 SuperCam’s Microphone Records a Martian Dust Devil 00:28 min Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Research 15 December 2022 SuperCam’s Microphone Records a Martian Dust Devil NASA This video and audio show the results of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover using its SuperCam microphone to record the sounds of a Martian dust devil – the first time any such recording has been made. The dust devil passed by on Sept. 27, 2021, the 215th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The dust devil was estimated to be 82 feet (25 meters) wide, at least 387 feet (118 meters) tall, and moving at about 12 miles per hour (19 kilometers per hour). At the same time that SuperCam’s microphone recorded the dust devil, Perseverance’s weather sensors (measuring wind, pressure, temperature, and dust) and the Navigation camera (Navcam) were on. This allowed scientists to combine sound, image, and atmospheric data. The unique combination of these data, along with atmospheric modeling, allowed the researchers to estimate the dust devil’s dimensions. Capturing a passing dust devil takes some luck. Scientists can’t predict when they’ll pass by, so rovers like Perseverance and Curiosity routinely monitor in all directions for them. As scientists see them occur more frequently at a certain time of day, or approaching from a certain direction, they’ll focus their monitoring to try and catch a dust devil. The video included here shows three rows. The top row is a raw image taken by Navcam of the Martian surface; while the camera is capable of color, it takes black-and-white images when searching for dust devils to reduce the amount of data sent back to Earth (most of the images come back without a dust devil detected). The middle row shows the same image processed with change detection software to indicate where movement occurred as time passed by; color is used to show density of dust, going from blue (noise to low density dust) through purple to yellow. The last row is a graph showing a sudden drop in air pressure recorded by Perseverance’s weather sensor suite, called Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer, provided by Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial in Madrid and the sound amplitude from SuperCam’s microphone. Research 1:36 min 13 December 2022 Discover... ISAE-SUPAERO’s irradiator! 1:36 min Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Research 13 December 2022 Discover... ISAE-SUPAERO’s irradiator! ISAE-SUPAERO / SapienSapienS In the frame of its research activities, ISAE-SUPAERO develops electronic components and systems for scientific and space applications. Space is a very aggressive environment, in particular because high-energy particles emitted by the sun or trapped in radiation belts threaten the health of astronauts, the properties of materials and the proper functioning of electronic chips. In order to reproduce the effects of this ionizing radiation on electronic technologies in the laboratory, ISAE-SUPAERO has equipped itself with an X-ray irradiation chamber with an energy of up to 320 keV. This video presents a classic use of this equipment: an electronic component to be tested is placed in the irradiation chamber, the X-ray tube is powered up, and the effects on the operation of the component (here an image sensor) are observed and measured in real time. Research 1:49 min 2 December 2022 Discover... ISAE-SUPAERO’s radio-frequency anechoic chamber! 1:49 min Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Research 2 December 2022 Discover... ISAE-SUPAERO’s radio-frequency anechoic chamber! ISAE-SUPAERO / SapienSapienS Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and nanosatellites have numerous applications in the media, industry, agriculture and telecommunications sectors. These two types of platforms share the common constraint of embedding complex systems in a reduced volume. One of the key elements of embedded communication systems is the antenna, which must also be compact and light. ISAE-SUPAERO, in collaboration with ENAC and ANYWAVES, is currently developing dielectric antennas made by 3D printing of ceramics that meet the demanding criteria of integration on UAVs and nanosatellites. Thanks to the anechoic chamber available at ISAE-SUPAERO, the researchers involved in the development of these original antennas can characterize their radiation properties with precision and thus validate the new technological solutions proposed.