Joint Research Centre of European Commission (November 2008-today)
Main research activity conducted at Joint Research Centre of ISPRA is inherent ADVISE (Advanced Dynamic Validations using Integrated Simulation and Experimentation) project. ADVISE is a pre-normative project for experimental validation of computational simulations of dynamic events using full-field optical methods of shape and deformation measurement. (ADVISE Grant Agreement Nr. 218595,Theme 7: Transport Call identifier: FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1) The project will propel the EU into the leading position in the field and allow EU industry to gain a significant technological advantage. Design, Modelling, Finite Element model design and updating, Experimental Modal Analysis, Full field measurements and validation by optical methods validation are main activities conducted. JRC is task manager to develop a reference material that allows traceability and calibration of full-field optical methods of deformation measurement in cyclic, transient and non-linear dynamic events. Optical methods for deformation and strain measurement are a generic technology, which support life cycle performance, safety, and reliability assessments, and design optimisation of products, components, and devices varying in scale from micro-machines to ships. Recently, there have been considerable advances in full-field optical techniques and these have led to new instrumentation. Consequently, optical techniques form a powerful set of tools for use in evaluating the performance, reliability, and safety of primary structures and for validating computational design of such structures.The partners are Airbus (UK), Centro Richerche Fiat (Italy), Dantec Dynamics GmbH (Germany), EC Joint Research Centre, EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH (Germany), Michigan State University (USA), University of Liverpool (UK) and the University of Patras (Greece).
Main tasks accomplished have been:
Main outcomes for me are:
Research activity at Italian Space Agency ( March-November 2008)
Fellowship researcher as a result of national selection - Research activity has been conducted about new scenarios of International Space Station utilization for Moon and Mars Exploration
Management and technical review on behalf of ASI of FLECS program(inflatable structure for International Space Station).The main aim of the project has been to design and built an innovative inflatable module for International Space Station. Technical requirements and constraints analysis of module structure, module configuration and structure design review, intermediate report review, release mechanism analysis have been main activities conducted.
Activity at Politecnico di Milano (2002 – February 2008)
Research activities conducted at Aerospace Department of Politecnico di Milano have been inherent different field:
MadingFuture s.r.l. (Novembre 2008)
I collaborated with MadingFuture, a consulting company with the aim to provide different kind of services on mechanical, aerospace and robotics field, like:
Among the projects managed by the company:
RELEVANT COMPETENCES ACQUIRED
EDITORIAL ACTIVITY: SCIENTIFIC PAPER LIST
A VISION SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS LANDING MANOEUVRES,M.Vasile, G.D.Staffiere, A.Davighi, A.E.Finzi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (XVI Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, 24-28 Settembre 2001,Palermo)
A ROBOTIC ARM FOR ON-GROUND VALIDATION OF AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ALGORITHMS, A.Davighi , F.Bernelli-Zazzera, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (The 7 th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space-Nara, Japan, May 19-23 2003)
A VERY LIGHT FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR FOR SPACE ACTIVITIES,A. Davighi, A. Ferrari, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (XVII Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, 15-19 Settembre 2003,Roma)
NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN OF ALUMINIUM-COMPOSITE LIGHT MANIPULATORS FOR SPACE ACTIVITIES, A. Davighi, A. Ferrari, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (54th International Astronautical Congress, September 29-October 3 2003, Bremen)
HAZARD AVOIDANCE DURING PLANETARY LANDING BY ON-LINE NEURAL NETWORK IMAGES ANALYSIS, A. Da Costa, S. Bernardi, A. Davighi, A. Ercoli Finzi, (28thAAS Guidance & Control Conference, February 2005, Breckenridge, CO)
A VISUAL SERVOING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR LIGHTWEIGHT ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR, A. Davighi, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, 2005 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 24–28 July 2005 Monterey, California, USA
ASI Task Force Junior, Study Report Moon Exploration: a Study Case, B. Ancarola, R. Armellin, M. Attolico, A. Calamida, A. Davighi, G. Filacchione, U. Tancredi. 20 October 2004.
LUME (LUnar Mission for Exploration): A New ASI Proposal for Lunar Exploration and In Situ Resource Utilization, B. Ancarola, R. Armellin, M. Attolico, A. Calamida, A. Davighi, G. Filacchione, U. Tancredi, 1st Space Exploration Conference: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery, 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2005, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida
INSITU PROPELLANT PRODUCTION ON MARS, Gabriele Messina, Massimiliano Vasile, Andrea Davighi, Elvina Finzi, 56th International Astronautical Congress, October 17-21 2005, Fukuoka
ORPHEUS PROJECT: A STUDY PROPOSAL FOR A MARS ISRU PLANT, Gabriele Bellei, Andrea Davighi, Elvina Finzi, Massimiliano Vasile, 56th International Astronautical Congress, October 17-21 2005, Fukuoka
A NEW NUCLEAR POWERED CYCLER TO MARS, Elvina Finzi*, P.G. Hänninen, A. Zonca, A.Mafficini, A. Davighi, Amalia Finzi, Proceedings of the Space Nuclear Conference 2005, San Diego, California, June 5-9, 2005, Paper 1103
VIBRATION SUPPRESSION OF FLEXIBLE-LINK MANIPULATOR BY PZT ACTUATORS AND SENSORS, A. Davighi, M. Romano, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, A. Davighi, M. Romano, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Earth and Space 2006 Conference, July 23-28 2006;
A NUCLEAR POWERED ISRU MISSION TO MARS, Elvina Finzi , Andrea Davighi , Amalia Finzi, STAIF 2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 12-16 2006
VISUAL SERVOING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR LIGHTWEIGHT ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR, A. Davighi, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (XIX Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, 17-21 Settembre 2007,Forlì)
ASI CEF+DBTE: Future applications of concurrent engineering methodology integrated with knowledge based economic analyses, Giampiero Belvedere – University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Valter Basso – Thales Alenia Space Italia, Andrea Davighi, Carlo Del Vecchio Blanco and Portelli Claudio – Italian Space Agency, SECESA 2008, 3rd International Workshop on System & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications, 15-16-17 October 2008,Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Roma, Italy
Non-invasive measurement techniques evaluation on reference material for calibration of dynamic displacement and strain Andrea Davighi1, Eann Patterson2, Maurice Whelan1 ,1Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, 21021 Ispra (VA), Italy, 2Composite Vehicle Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, XVII AIVELA National Meeting (Faculty of Engineering Ancona, 26 - 27 November 2009)
A reference material for calibration of dynamic displacement and strain measurements, Andrea Davighi, Eann Patterson, Maurice Whelan,Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, 21021 Ispra (VA), Italy, 2Composite Vehicle Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, (ICEM14 - 14th International Conference on Experimental MechanicsPoitiers, France, 4 - 9 July 2010)
The development of a reference material for calibration of full-field optical measurement systems for dynamic deformation measurements, Andrea Davighi, Richard Burguete, Mara Feligiotti, Erwin Hack, Simon James, Eann Patterson, Thorsten Siebert, Maurice Whelan. International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics: Integratine Simulation and Experimentation for Validation (ISEV) ,7-9 September, Edinburgh (UK)
Evaluation of cell morphology and deformation in vitro using digital image correlation techniques,A. Davighi, E.A. Patterson, M.P. Whelan, 4th European Cell Mechanics Meeting, Amsterdam, 17-19 October 2011
“Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets”:Visual Servoing Control System for Lightweight Robotic Manipulator
“Smart Materials and Structures”: Vibration Suppression System for Lightweight Robotic Manipulator
LIST OF INTERNATIONAL REPORT:
ASI Task force Junior, Study report, Moon exploration: a study case,B. Ancarola, R. Armellin, M. Attolico, A. Calamida, A. Davighi, G. Filacchione, U. Tancredi, October 2004
ESA Academia Exploration Workshop on Lunar Exploration, Research and Study Proposal on Moon Exploration, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, November 2004
Nuclear Multimodule ISRUMissionLunar Exploration Architecture,Final Report, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, May 2006.
Visual Servoing Control System For Lightweight Robotic Manipulator, Ph.D Master Thesis, Aerospace Department of Politecnico di Milano, March 2007
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