The Open Aerospace Engineering Journal




ISSN: 1874-1460 ― Volume 8, 2019

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Editor-in-Chief:

Haim Abramovich (Biography
Haim Abramovich

Prof. Haim Abramovich Obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion, in 1975, 1979 and 1983, respectively. He has been with the Technion since 1987, and currently he is the head of the Aerospace Structures Laboratory. He spent three years with the Israeli industry and between 1996-1998 he was Guest Professor at ETH Zurich Institut fur Leichtbau und Seilbahntechnik, Switzerland. He has published more than 103 papers in well-known international journals on these quoted subjects. He is the author of 10 patents on piezoelectric harvesting devices. He is also the author of two new books with another one in progress.

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Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel



Editorial Board Members:

M. R. Barati (Biography
M. R. Barati

Mohammad Reza Barati received his degrees from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran. His research interests are Aero- elasticity, Mechanics of Nanostructures; Mechanics of smart structures, functionally graded materials and structures, and modelling and mechanical analysis of smart and multifunctional nanostructures. He is the author of more than 130 papers in international journals including Composite structures; journal of vibration and control; Applied physics A; Journal of Intelligent materials and Structures; Smart Materials and Structures; Journal of Thermal Stresses and Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures.

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Aerospace Engineering Department
Amirkabir University of technology
Tehran
Iran

D. Drikakis (Biography
D. Drikakis

Dr. Dimitris Drikakis (MEng, PhD, FRAeS, CEng) is currently working as a Professor of Engineering Science in the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He is an expert in fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and nanoscale fluid/solid interfaces. He has been active in both fundamental and applied research over a period of 30 years. Dr. Drikakis work has been a fundamental key to resolving issues across a diverse spectrum of engineering science problems and industries. His research work has directly influenced areas such as nuclear deterrence, aerodynamic design, and a new generation gas filtration nanotechnology.

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School of Sciences and Engineering
University of Nicosia
Nicosia
Cyprus

F.A. Fazzolari (Biography
F.A. Fazzolari

Fiorenzo A. Fazzolari is a Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool. He has been a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge (Jan 2016 - July 2017) and a Research Fellow in the Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering (AACE) academic unit at the University of Southampton (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015). He successfully completed his MPhil and PhD, funded by the American Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), at City University London in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He has authored more than 60 publications, including international journal and conference papers, reports, books and book chapters.

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School of Engineering
University of Liverpool
Liverpool
UK

P. Hao (Biography
P. Hao

Dr. Peng Hao is a full professor in Dalian University of Technology. He has focused on the research frontiers of reliability analysis and optimization for aerospace structures. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers indexed by SCI, including 40 first- author and corresponding-author papers. Five papers were selected as ESI Top papers.

The research achievements have been applied in the design of a series of important aerospace structures. In addition, he has been awarded as the First Prize of Higher School Outstanding Achievements in Technological Invention, and Outstanding Young Scientist by the Asian Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

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Dept. of Engineering Mechanics
Dalian University of Technology
Dalian City
China

S. Li (Biography
S. Li

Shuang Li received his B.S.E and M.S.E and Ph.D. degree in spacecraft design in 2001, 2003 and 2007 from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) respectively. Currently, he works as a professor at the department of astronautics engineering, college of astronautics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA). He has been the author of over 100 articles in reputable journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include spacecraft dynamics and control, deep space exploration, spacecraft autonomous guidance navigation and control (GNC) and astrodynamics. He has undertaken and is conducting up to 20 projects sponsored from the China government and the aerospace enterprises in the fields above.

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Department of Aerospace Engineering
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Nanjing
China

H.Y. Nezhad (Biography
H.Y. Nezhad

Hamed is a lecturer (assistant professor) in Composite Engineering at the Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre in School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. He leads the Multifunctional Composites Joining, Modelling and Repair laboratory and research group (www.cranfield.ac.uk/multicomp). He is the principal investigator of the EPSRC First Grant project on 'Self-Tuning Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Adaptive Nanocomposite (STRAINcomp)', Ref. EP/R016828/1, EPSRC DTP grant for 'Microstructural Study of Multifunctional Nanocomposites', Ref. EP/R513027/1, and the former EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Award for 'Dielectric Activated Resin Cure for Composite Repair (DARCRep)', Ref. EP/P511134/1. He is the module leader for the postgraduate module on Finite Element Analysis, and the course leader for Composites Integration Repair and Joining (www.cranfield.ac.uk/CIRJ).

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School of Aerospace
Transport and Manufacturing
Cranfield University
Cranfield
UK

V. Pletser (Biography
V. Pletser

Dr. Vladimir Pletser obtained a Master of Engineering in Mechanics in 1979 and a Master of Sciences in Geophysics in 1980. Later, he became a Ph.D. in Astrophysics in 1990 from the University Of Louvain, Belgium. He is visiting Professor in 20 universities around Europe, USA, Canada, Africa, Israel, and China. Dr. Pletser has around 600 publications, including 16 books or chapter in books, 60 articles in refereed journals and 132 articles in international conferences proceedings. He is member of the International Astronautical Academy and of several other academies and scientific organizations.

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Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
China

G. Sierra (Biography
G. Sierra

Dr. Guillaume SIERRA is presently serving as an R & D Manager at MAP COATINGS Pamiers. He completed his Master degree in Materials from Université Toulouse III and further he obtained PhD in Mechanics in 2006 from Université Montpellier II. His skills and expertise are in team management, project building and management and material and process. He has contributed his publications in different journals.

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MAP COATINGS Pamiers
Pamiers
France

O. Turan (Biography
O. Turan

Dr. Onder Turan received his BSc., MSc. and Ph.D in 1998, 2000 and 2007 respectively from Anadolu University. He became an Associate Professor of Anadolu University in 2013. Dr. Turan is an active teacher and researcher in sustainable energy, the environmental impact of industrial/aero systems, energy technology, aircraft gas turbines, propulsion technologies, aircraft design and flight mechanics. He has also carried out research on the linkages between propulsion, energy, exergy, thermodynamics, environmental impact, sustainability and ecology. His research interests include gas turbines, aircraft propulsion, aero-engines, optimization methods, energy, exergy, cogeneration systems, renewable energy and integrated energy systems. He has published more than 100 journal papers or conference papers in the above fields. He has served as a member of technical and scientific committee, panel session chair, reviewer and editor for numerous international conferences and prestigious scientific journals.

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Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Eskisehir Technical University
Eskisehir
Turkey

S.Z. Heris
Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Tabriz
Tabriz
Iran

R. Bontempo (Biography
R. Bontempo

Dr. Rodolfo Bontempo obtained his Ph.D. degree (2014) in Engineering of Mechanical Systems, from Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Since Sep 2017, he is Researcher RTD-A, in the Department of Industrial Engineering, at University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His research interests include wind energy, turbomachinery, propulsion systems, and development of numerical methods for flow computations through open and ducted rotors (wind/marine turbines, aeronautical/marine propellers). Dr. Bontempo is/was Chairman of the 12th European Turbomachinery Conference (April 2017), Stockholm, Sweden.

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Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy

E. M. Elsayed (Biography
E. M. Elsayed

Professor Mohammed Elsayed (E. M. Elsayed) is a Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics, Department, Faculty of Science, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia. His Research interests are Difference Equations (Local stability, Global Stability, Boundedness, Semi-Cycles, Oscillation, Periodicity and How to find the solutions of some difference equations, Systems of Difference equations. Dr. Elsayed Mohammed has more than 140 published papers and one book to his credit.

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Department of Mathematics
King AbdulAziz University
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

S.K. Georgantzinos (Biography
S.K. Georgantzinos

Stelios K. Georgantzinos received his Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Diploma (2005) and PHD degree (2010) from the University of Patras. He maintains research interests in the areas of computational engineering technology and its application in design of advanced materials and structures. He has more than 100 publications in referred journals, Conference papers, Book chapters, Technical Reports, Textbooks and Laboratory Manuals. He is a member of the Greek Association of Computational Mechanics (GR.A.C.M.), and Technical Chamber of Greece.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics University of Patras
Patras
Greece

L. Ksanfomality (Biography
L. Ksanfomality

Dr. L.V. Ksanfomality is a known expert in the study of Solar system bodies, by Space missions and astronomical observations. During the period (1958-1968) of working as head of the laboratory at the Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, he gained relevant experience as qualified astronomer-observer and a designer of optico-electronic astronomical instruments. Since 1968, he has been working in the Space Research Institute. His PhD (1961) was devoted to Lunar investigations and doctoral (professor) dissertation (1977) was devoted to research of the planet Venus’ thermal radiation made by Venera 9 and Venera -10 orbiters.

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Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow
Russian Federation

K. Monkova (Biography
K. Monkova

Prof. Dr. Katarina Monkova has been inaugurated in the field of Mechanical Engineering, currently acting as a Professor of Production Engineering at three Univrsities Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia; University of Tomas Bata in Zlin, Czech Republic and at West Bohemia University in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Her theoretical knowledge and extensive activities for industrial enterprises enable her to combine scientific and professional activities in the fields of production engineering and technical devices design with areas of her interest such as simulation of technical components and cellular materials. She is a member of international scientific organizations; a member, steering co-chair and chairperson of scientific committees at national and international conferences, as well as a member of evaluation and graduation committees. She is also a member of Editorial Boards of several journals and a reviewer of articles in many distinguished journals (also registered in CC, WoS, and Scopus databases). During her long-term work at Faculty of manufacturing Technologies, TU Kosice with the seat in Prešov, she was a responsible researcher and a member of teams in many international and domestic projects. Currently, she is an author of more than 300 publications at home and abroad, with more than 290 citations in the WoS and SCOPUS databases.

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Faculty of manufacturing technologies with the seat in Presov
Technical University in Kosice
Presov
Slovakia

R. S. Pandey (Biography
R. S. Pandey

Dr. Rama Shankar Pandey is presently serving as an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Applied Physics Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, UP, India. He has completed his M.Sc. in Physics from M.U. Bodh Gaya Bihar and further he obtained PhD in Physics from IT BHU Varanasi. His PhD thesis title is “Study of low frequency emissions in in homogeneous Magneto Plasma”. His fields of Research are Instabilities in Magneto plasma, Ionospheric plasma, Data analysis, Planetary atmosphere, Solid State (Semiconductor plasma), Free electron Laser, Machine Design. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.

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Department of Applied Physics
Amity University
Noida
India

M. Seddeek (Biography
M. Seddeek

Dr. Mohamed Seddeek, Professor of Mathematics at Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt is presently a Professor and Director of Scientific Unit (PYP) at Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has published many research papers in the field of Heat and Mass Transfer in international journals of high repute and has supervised seven Ph.D. scholars. He is the Editor and Editor-in-chief of many international journals. For the year 2008, he has been honored as the most prolific researcher at Qassim University for his contribution to research recognized by SCOPUS. In 2000, Dr. Seddeek visited Colorado University, USA as a post doctor. He has also presented, as an invited speaker, his research papers in many international conferences and symposia.

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Department of Mathematics
Helwan University
Cairo
Egypt

J. Simo (Biography
J. Simo

Dr. Jules Simo obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Currently, Dr. Simo is lecturing in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. His research interests mainly lie in the subject areas of Orbital mechanics, space mission analysis and design, spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, space situational awareness, optimization methods, dynamical systems theory, optimal control, adaptive and nonlinear control, guidance, navigation & control, small satellites, spacecraft formation flying, computational intelligence, communications networks, computer vision, etc. Dr. Simo has authored more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, conferences and technical reports.

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Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
UK

J. Yang (Biography
J. Yang

Jingyu Yang, Associate professor, Master's Supervisor; He received Ph.D. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2012; As a visiting scholar, he work at University of Maryland, College Park between 2016 and 2017; He served as editor and peer reviewers for nine international journals and five SCI-indexed journals, respectively; He had completed ten significant levels of research projects and published twenty academic papers, five academic monographs and been granted fourteen patents.

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College of Aerospace Engineering
Shenyang Aerospace University
Shenyang
China

G. Nath
Department of Mathematics
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
Allahabad
India


Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Amoresano (Biography
A. Amoresano

Dr. Amedeo Amoresano is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II. His academic background consists of (a) Degree in Mechanical Engineering (five years) from Naples University “Federico II” in 1991 (b) received a PhD in Engineer of the Thermomechanical Systems from Naples University “Federico II” in 1994. He has 47 referred congress paper, and 34 peer reviewed articles publications to his credit.

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Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy

L.R. Garcia Carrillo (Biography
L.R. Garcia Carrillo

Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo was born in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico in 1980. He received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering in 2003, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2007, both from the Institute of Technology of La Laguna, Coahuila, Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Control Systems from the University of Technology of Compiegne, (Sorbonne Universités) France, in 2011, where he was advised by Professor Rogelio Lozano. From 2012 to 2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was working with Professor Joao Hespanha. During this time he was also a researcher in the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies. From July 2013 to July 2015 he was an assistant professor of Engineering at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. From August 2015 to December 2016 he was an assistant professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He moved to Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in January 2017, where he currently holds an assistant professor position with the Department of Engineering.

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School of Engineering & Computing Sciences
Texas A&M University
Corpus Christ, TX
USA

M. Khalifa (Biography
M. Khalifa

Dr. Mosa Khalifa Ahmed is presently serving as a professor at Mathematics Department in South Valley University. He has got PhD in Engineering Mathematics from University Hokkaido, Japan. He has 15 esteemed researches which published in specialized international journals with a high impact factor, as well as published in France, Germany, the United States, Britain, England, China, India and Kuwait. He was also selected to join in the Encyclopedia of America for the year 2014 where he received a congratulatory message and appreciation certificate from General Manager of the Marquis Foundation of America.

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Department of Applied Mathematics
South valley University
Qena
Egypt

P. Reynier (Biography
P. Reynier

Dr. Ph Reynier is one of the founders of Ingénierie et Systèmes Avancés, company that he has been managing since 2006. He received his Master in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bordeaux in 1990, and in Fluid Mechanics (M.Sc.) in 1991 from the Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics in 1995. Since 1995 he has worked successively with CNES, DLR and ESA/ESTEC as research fellow then research engineer in propulsion, aerothermodynamics and aerodynamics. He has worked on European projects such as Ariane 5, Huygens, ExoMars, IRDT, and ATV.

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Ingénierie et Systèmes Avancés
Merignac
France

R. You (Biography
R. You

Dr. You Ruquan is an assistant professor at Beihang University. He has obtained his M.E. bachelor degree at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2013, and obtained his M.E. PhD degree at Beihang University in 2018. His research focus on Experimental techniques in fluid flow and heat transfer, Turbulence Modeling, Turbulent boundary layer flow. He has published more than 20 Journal papers.

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Research Institute of Frontier Science
Beihang University
Beijing
China

Z. Driss (Biography
Z. Driss

Prof. Zied Driss is Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS). He received his Engineering Diploma in 2001, his Master Degree in 2003, his PhD in 2008 and his HDR in 2013 in Mechanical Engineering from ENIS at University of Sfax, Tunisia. He is interested on the development of numerical and experimental techniques for solving problems in mechanical engineering and energy applications. Also, his research has been focused on the interaction between Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Structure Dynamics (CSD) codes. As a result of his research, he is principal or co-principal investigator on more than 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 300 communications to international conferences, 15 books and 50 books chapters. Also, he is the main inventors of 3 patents. Currently, Prof. Driss is a Chief of Project in the Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM), an Editorial Board Member and reviewer for different international journals, an Editor for different books, a General Chair of two bi-annual international conferences and an active member in different national and international associations.

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National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS)
University of Sfax
Sfax
Tunisia

A. Gesualdo (Biography
A. Gesualdo

Dr. Gesualdo is Researcher at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture (DIST), Polytechnic School of the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. The research topics of Dr. Gesualdo cover a wide number of engineering and mechanical fields. In particular, special attention was given to mathematical theory of elasticity, plasticity of rocks, Limit Analysis applied to structures, nonlinear optimization problems, dynamic identification, homogenization theory, unilateral materials as no-tension behaviour. Also, a number of works have approached specific engineering problems related to the interpretation of stresses in historical buildings and bridges, taking into account the constitutive laws for masonry.

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Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture
University of Naples FEDERICO II
Naples
Italy

A. Di-Matteo (Biography
A. Di-Matteo

Dr. Alberto Di Matteo currently works at the Department of Civil, Environmental, Aerospace and Material Engineering at the University of Palermo (Italy). He is member of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (AIMETA) and the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH). His research interests, in the area of the Structural mechanics and dynamics, include topics such as Stochastic Mechanics, Fractional calculus and its applications, Nonlinear and experimental dynamics and Structural control. He is co-author of numerous publications on international journals and conference proceedings, member of the Organization Committee of several International Conferences and he is reviewer of many international journals.

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Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental, Aerospace, Materials (DICAM)
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

P. Jean-Denis (Biography
P. Jean-Denis

Jean-Denis Parisse is a French Researcher. He received his PhD in Laser Ablation (1997-2000) from University of Provence (IUSTI Laboratory), then he attended a Post Doc position in Combustion (2000–2001) at the Imperial College (London) with Prof. W. Jones. Afterthat in had a Post Doc position (2001–2002) in Plasma Discharge from CEA/DAM (Bruyere le Chatel France). From 2003–2006, he was a Lecturer at the Université d’Evry, France. He is now a Lecturer (2006–2015) at the Aix-Marseille University and Researcher at IUSTI Laboratory. Since September 2015 he has a lectureship position at Ecole de l'air Salon de Provence (French Air Force Academy) and is still an associate researcher at IUSTI Laboratory.

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Aix Marseille University
Marseille
France

M. Pathak (Biography
M. Pathak

Dr. Manabendra Pathak is working as associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna. Prior to joining IIT Patna, Dr. Pathak worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology from July 2007 to February, 2009. He has published more than 40 international journal papers, 3 book chapters and more than 50 conference papers. Dr. Pathak is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE), life time member of Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT), National Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP). He has served as reviewer for several text books, leading journals, conferences and research proposals at national and international levels.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Patna
India

D. Wang (Biography
D. Wang

Ding Wang received the M.S. degree from the Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute in 2007. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute in 2011. Now, he was an Associate Professor in the National Digital Switching System Engineering & Technological Research Center in China. His research activities are focused on signal processing and source location and tracking.

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National Digital Switching System Engineering & Technological Research Center
Information Engineering University
Zhengzhou
China

M.Y. Zakaria (Biography
M.Y. Zakaria

Dr. Mohamed Yehia Zakaria Mohamed did Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech (Virginia, USA) in 2016. Currently, he is Assistant professor at the Aerospace Department, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt. He has received numerous Honors & Awards for his achievements and contribution to science over the years.

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Aerospace Department
Military Technical College
Cairo
Egypt

R. Pirk
Institute of Aeronautics and Space - IAE
Sao Paulo
Brazil












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