Contact Dr Yan Xu

Areas of expertise

  • Aeronautical Systems
  • Aviation Management & Operations
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling

Background

Dr. Yan Xu is a Lecturer in ATM/CNS, with the Centre for Aeronautics in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing. Before taking the academic role, he conducted his postdoc research in the same school as a Research Fellow in UTM. Prior to joining Cranfield University, he received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Science and Technology from the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), working with Prof. Xavier Prats, and received his M.Sc. and B.Eng. in Traffic Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China). He performed a visiting study in early 2017 at the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (France) hosted by Prof. Daniel Delahaye. His main research interests include air traffic flow management, aircraft trajectory optimisation and UAV traffic management.

Research opportunity

Self-motivated PhD candidate with strong operations research, algorithm/software development and aviation background are encouraged to apply. Experience with air/unmanned traffic management are highly valued.

Current activities

He is currently involved in the simulation, operation and upgrading activities of the ATM Laboratory based in the Aerospace Integrated Research Centre (AIRC).

He is the Cranfield PI of project ISOBAR (artificial Intelligence to forecaSt meteO-Based DCB imbAlances for netwoRk operations planning), 2020-2022, funded by SESAR JU, under the EU H2020 programme.

He is also involved in the GAUSS (Galileo-EGNOS as an Asset for UTM Safety and Security) project, which aims fast and thorough achievement of acceptable levels in terms of performance, safety and security for both, current RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and future UTM (UAV Traffic Management) operations.


Clients

SESAR
EUROCONTROL
GSA
CRIDA
NATS

Publications

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