French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis


Project Participant

Eu contribution € 283 752,50

Key personnel

Bastien Martinez

Dr. Bastien Martinez obtained his french Ingénieur diploma from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique (ENSMA/Poitiers) in 2000. He started to work at the ISL wind tunnel, which led him to focus his research activities on optical measurement technics. He graduated later in 2009 and obtained his PhD from the University of Franche-Comté (Development of a Doppler Global Velocimetry for the analysis of supersonic flows). He is, since 2017, the team leader of the ABX research group (Aerodynamics and eXterior Ballistics) at the ISL. His team is in charge of performing free flight test experiments, as well as theoretical studies. He now focuses his research activities on non-intrusive measurement technics, vehicle concept free-flight demonstrations and on numerical simulations (CFD and 6-DoF).

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Cédric Decrocq

Dr. Cédric Decrocq obtained a master in aerospace engineering at ISAE in 2013. He was conducting experimental and numerical multidisciplinary studies associated to the aerodynamics of missiles flying up to hypersonic speeds, and airplanes flying up to supersonic speeds. To improve the capability of a smart projectiles, he started in 2014 a PhD work from the SPIM doctoral school of the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, in collaboration with the ISL. During the course of this study, he performed projectiles designs from subsonic up to supersonic speeds, based on free-flight tests, wind-tunnel measurements and numerical simulations ranging from low-to-high fidelity techniques (semi-empirical, CFD, …). Since 2018, he is a scientist of the ABX research team at the ISL and performs free-flight experiments (involving non-intrusive measurement technics or embedded electronic units) and theoretical ballistic studies for ammunition design and development (semi-empirical & CFD & 6-DoF NATO certified tool). He is in charge of the safety issues associated to the firings at ISL and to the early characterization of the flight behaviour of the studied concepts prior to each test campaign.

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Sébastien HENGY

Dr. Sébastien HENGY received his PhD in signal, image, speech and telecommunication from the doctoral school on electronics, electro-technics, automatics and signal processing in Grenoble, France, in 2005. His activities on array signal processing include continuous/transient sound source localization, sound source classification, and beamforming technologies. The applications developed in the past years have been successfully transferred to French and German industrial partners. He is actively participating to NATO SET (Sensors and Electronic Technologies) groups on source detection and localization.

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Robert Hruschka

Dr Robert Hruschka obtained his master in aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 2006. Studying the physics of hypersonic planetary entry flows, he graduated at the University of New South Wales as a PhD of aerospace engineering in 2010. Since 2010, he is working as a researcher in the field of transonic and hypersonic aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics with focus on wind tunnel studies and numerical simulations.

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69th meeting of the Aeroballistic Range Association, Bath (UK), Oct. 7-12 2018

Martinez B., Dobre S.

AIAA Aviation 2018 conference, AIAA-2018-380, Atlanta (GA), USA, June 2018

Martinez B., Wey P , Libsig M., Bidino D., Bastide M., Juncker J. and Leopold F.

IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, 2016, 10(9): 1528-1535

Hengy, S., et al.

Journal of Sound and Vibration, 402, 185-202 2017)

Mahenc G., Bavu É., Hamery P., Hengy S., & Melon M.

Shock Waves Journal, Vol. 29, pages 297–306 (2019)

Hruschka, R. and Klatt, D.

University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France, 2019

Decrocq C.


Decrocq C., Martinez B., Albisser M., Dobre S., Gnemmi P., Bailly Y. and Roy J.-C.

ETTC 2021 – 1st European Test & Telemetry Conference

Saada F., Decrocq C., Meder K., Martinez B., Bernard L., Schneider A., Zeiner A.