Areas of expertise
- Aerospace Manufacturing
Manpreet has completed her BEng in Aerospace Engineering at Brunel University London in which she took part in one year work placement with Serco at RAF base Northolt working in both engineering planning and aircraft maintenance for the Queens flight BAE 146. Manpreet then progressed further in her academic career and completed her MSc in Aerospace Manufacturing at Cranfield University where she completed her final thesis based on wing structure assembly at Airbus Broughton. Manpreet returned to Cranfield University for her PhD research which focuses on aircraft wing fuel tank inspection on the Eurofighter Typhoon and how robotics can be developed to assist engineers with challenging tasks of inspection in the confined spaces of the wing fuel tank.
Manpreet’s research focuses on the design and development of a robotic system for aircraft wing fuel tank inspection. The project highlights the current complications of fuel tank inspection and how robotics can be introduced to this hazardous environment to assist engineers with visual inspection tasks. The project primarily focuses on developing an effective locomotion method of a robotic system in order to allow it to access the confined spaces of the fuel tank.
- Dhoot MH, Fan IS & Avdelidis N (2021) Requirements for designing a robotic system for aircraft wing fuel tank inspection. In: 6th European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society (PHME21), Virtual Event, 28 June - 2 July 2021.
- Dhoot MK, Fan IS & Skaf Z (2020) Review of robotic systems for aircraft inspection. In: TESConf 2020 - 9th International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services, Online, 3-4 November 2020.