Research Activities

The research activities in the Division of Automation and Aeronautical Systems cover avionics, airborne systems, control, flight mechanics, modeling and simulation and rotorcraft aeromechanics. The following topics are of special interest:

  • Modelling and simulation
  • Navigation systems
  • Rotorcraft technology
  • Land vehicles
  • Rockets
  • Smart structure technology
  • Flight dynamics and control systems
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

The research has been funded under several grants from:

  • European Commission
    • 5th Framework Programme
    • 6th Framework Programme
    • 7th Framework Programme
  • National Centre for Research and Development
  • Warsaw University of Technology

The Division staff cooperates with various institutions:


  • Lockheed Martin, USA
  • American Helicopter Society International (AHS), USA,
  • Companies, research institutes and universities within Europe due to Framework Projects


  • Institute of Aviation (IL), Warsaw,
  • Military Academy of Technology (WAT), Warsaw,
  • Air Force Institute of Technology (ITWL), Warsaw,
  • Helicopter Factory WSK-PZL Świdnik,
  • Rzeszow University of Technology (PRz), Rzeszów.

Software available

  • Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3)
    flexible simulation training solution for scenario training, mission rehearsal and more
    Commercial software used to the modeling, analysis, validation, and real-time simulation of highly complex, nonlinear, multi-body dynamic systems: aircraft, land vehicles
  • Synthetical Enviroment
    software for aircraft dynamic and control system modeling (fly-by-wire control system with autopilot)
  • General model of mobile objects
    generic software in Matlab for modeling of mobile objects: land vehicles, sea vessels
  • Own developed software
    Tilt rotor dynamics, Single rotor helicopter dynamic stability, Main rotor blade, See-saw rotor
  • Matlab/Simulink
  • NI Labview