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Group MA: Mechatronics and Aerospace

The Mechatronics and Aerospace Industry in Europe is one of the most advanced industries in the world and also highly accredited for its sustainable job creation during the recent economic downturn time. Within the vast mechatronics area, the space exploration domain is one of the key area that South Korea invests a lot of efforts to catch up the gap. During its 20 years of aerospace development history, Korea has demonstrated several success stories but also known difficult periods, like many other members in the space veterans club.

This session group aims to gather together Korean and European Mechatronics and Aerospace experts for their exchange of opinions and viewpoints on the Korean/European Projects and related Industries, review the current and new development projects, in view of potential cooperation in this domain.

This session group therefore organizes the following sessions;
1) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2) Aerospace electronics and systems
3) Robotics and Space Exploration

4) Poster presentation

Session MA 1: Mechanical and aerospace engineering (Room: Estrel C1) 11:00 - 12:40, 28 July


Convener: Dr. Sung in Kim (Queen’s University Belfast, UK;

Session Chair: Dr. Sungho Yoon (GE Global Research, Germany;


Session description: This session aims to discuss the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, structural mechanics and dynamics and their applications to the design of advanced mechanical and aerospace engineering systems, such as, power, heating, ground/air vehicle and manufacturing systems. It is anticipated that the session will show the vision towards the future trend and priorities of development in terms of the environmental impact and efficiency, as well as seeking for potential cooperation subjects between Korean and European organisations/institutes/schools. We would like to organize four talks for the session would be 1 hour and 40 minutes. We will also collect abstracts for a poster session.


11:00 - 11:40 Dipl. Ing. Marco Schwarz (MAN Diesel&Turbo Schweiz AG, Switzerland)
“MAN Diesel&Turbo - Engineering the Future since 1758”_invited speaker
Marco Schwarz graduated in 2008 with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering FH with focus on thermodynamic applications from the University of Applied Sciences He was mainly responsible for thermodynamic designs of revamps, technical customer support and troubleshooting on axial and centrifugal compressors. In 2012, Marco Schwarz was promoted to Head of Sales Support and Thermodynamics in the After Sales Compressor business. In this position he is in charge of turbo compressor revamp projects.


11:40 - 12:00 "Investigation of Bandgap Structure in Coupled Acoustic-Mechanical System", Prof. Junghwan Kook (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)  


12:00 - 12:20 "Breakthroughs in Convective Heat Transfer via Nano-inspired Functionalized Interfaces", Dr. Beom Seok Kim (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany)

12:20 - 12:40 "Developments of Structural Health Monitoring in Aircraft Structures", Mr. Jason Hwang (Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR, Netherlands)



Session MA 2: Aerospace electronics and systems (Room: Estrel C1) 14:00 - 15:40, 28 July


Convener: Dr. Zizung Yoon (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany;
Session description: The recent space systems technology is contributing to the reduction of spacecraft mass and volume by still maintaining reasonable capability in terms of communication or earth observation. This makes the concept of "small satellites, big constellation" once again attractive. This session aims to present the current state-of-the-art technology and future trends in the advanced spacecraft systems and electronics including technology evolution and its market and national policies so as to find common interests between European and Korean participants


14:00 - 14:20 "Space development and achievements in Europe", Dr. Kevin Kyeong-il CHOI (Eutelsat S.A. France)


14:25 - 14:45 "Study on the regulations of the drone in Europe", Prof. Woo-Suck HAN (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France)

14:50 - 15:10 "Fundamental Experiment of a Plasma Generator for Drag Reduction Applications", Prof. Hwanil HUH (Chungnam National University, Korea)

15:15 - 15:35 "Recent Research at Dept. Aerospace Eng., KAIST", Prof. Jae-Hung Han (KAIST, Korea)

Session MA 3: Robotics and space exploration (Room: Estrel C1) 16:00 - 17:40, 28 July


Convener: Dr. Yong Ho Yoo (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Innovation Center, Germany;
Session description: The purpose of this session is to provide you the opportunity to discuss about current state-of-the-art technologies in robotics, share information of potential academic and industrial collaborations between Korea and Europe and exchange ideas and visions of future development trends and priorities. This session will cover a number of emerging topics and interdisciplinary areas in robotics. Topics of interest mainly include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Space Robotics and Space Exploration
- Medical and Service Robot Applications
- Autonomous Robots


16:00 - 16:20 "Adaptive Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in robotic applications - teleoperation and rehabilitation", Dr. Su Kyoung Kim (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany)


16:20 - 16:40 "Torque Sensor-based and Sensorless Collision Detection for Collaborative Robots", Prof. Jae-Bok Song (Korea University, Korea)

16:40 - 17:00 "Design of Warehouse Robotic System for Fulfilment Centre", Prof. Young-Jae Ryoo (Mokpo National University, Korea)

17:00 - 17:20 "Flexible Pressure Sensor using PDMS surface wrinkle by metal thin layer deposition", Dr. Hyeunseok Choi (Korea Institute of Industrial Technolgoy (KITECH), Korea)

17:20 - 17:40 "Preliminary Study for Low-Cost Curb Detection Using Multiple Ultrasonic Sensors", Mr. Joon Hyo Rhee (Yonsei University, Korea)



Chair : Dr. Yong Ho Yoo (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Innovation Center, Germany)
MA-01 "Space Economy of Europe and Korea"
Heebong Yoon (Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR, Netherlands)
MA-02 "Analytical Study on Two-axis Pintle Thrusters with Coupling Drive Mechanism"
Jaecheong Lee (Chungnam National University, Korea)
MA-03 "Effect of Inflection Angle on Transition Characteristics of Dual Bell Nozzles"
Jeonghoon Kim (Chungnam National University, Korea)
MA-04 "Transition Characteristics of Dual Bell Nozzles with Extension Length"
Jeonghoon Kim (Chungnam National University, Korea)
MA-05 "Field-Oriented Control of Synchronous Machine"
Jisun Leem (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
MA-06 "Numerical Investigation of a Temperature Contour in Cutting Tool During Cutting Process"
Moonkwang Jeong (Stuttgart Universität / Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA, Germany)
MA-07 "Sediment transport of a particle attached to a flexible filament in a simple shear flow: passive gliding of a ballooning spider"
Moonsung Cho (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)