COnsortium

Politecnico di Torino

Project Coordinator

Eu contribution € 261 337,50

Key personnel

Nicole Viola - Project Coordinator, WP1 and WP2 Leader

Nicole Viola is Associate Professor of Aerospace Systems Design at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. She is currently the Coordinator of the H2020 STRATOFLY (Stratospheric Flying Opportunities for High-Speed Propulsion Concepts) project, she is also Principal Investigator of the technological payload on-board the International Space Station “Thermal Exchange”, and Principal Investigator for Politecnico di Torino of the research project IRON “Innovative turbopROp configuration”, within the H2020 Framework Programme, Clean Sky 2 Joint, Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking, Regional Innovative Aircraft Demonstration Platform.
Nicole Viola is Principal Investigator of many research programs about systems sizing and cost estimation tool for high-speed vehicles and reusable access to space and re-entry systems in collaboration with space agencies and industries, like European Space Agency and Thales Alenia Space.

Contact Nicole at nicole.viola@polito.it

Roberta Fusaro - WP6 Leader

Roberta Fusaro is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Systems Design at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and member of the AeroSpace Systems Engineering Team in the same Department since 2013. Her main research activities dealt with the conceptual and preliminary design of aircraft and spacecraft with special focus on future high-speed civil transport and related innovative on-board subsystems. In the context of the currently on going H2020 STRATOFLY project, she is currently leading the conceptual design activities (WP2) and she is responsible of the STARTOFLY Academy initiative. She is Principal Investigator of an ESA funded project dealing with the development of an innovative database to support roadmapping activities in the field of high-speed transportation. She acts as main contributor in several national and international funded projects dealing with different aspects of high-speed transportation including, propellant subsystem design, Thermal and Energy Management Subsystem, Life Cycle Cost and Technology Roadmapping. She is Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Space Safety Engineering published by Elsevier.

Contact Roberta at roberta.fusaro@polito.it

Davide Ferretto

Davide Ferretto is Post-doc Research Fellow of Aerospace Systems Design at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Politecnico di Torino and member of the AeroSpace Systems Engineering Team in the same Department since 2014. His main research activities dealt with the conceptual and preliminary design of innovative aircraft, with special focus on the development of new Model Based Systems Engineering Methodologies to support the earlier design phases. In addition, he is currently contributing to the H2020 STRATOFLY project, in various aspects of the conceptual design activities encompassing new performance estimation methodologies, the definition of breakthrough architectures for the thermal and energy management of high-speed vehicles and cost estimations. He actively contributed to past and currently on-going projects funded by EU, such as the FP7 CRYSTAL and the CS2- IRON and in different ESA funded projects dealing with high-speed.

Contact Davide at davide.ferretto@polito.it

Publications

CEAS Space Journal (2020)

R. Fusaro, V. Vercella, D. Ferretto, N. Viola, J. Steelant.

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, April 2020.

D. Ferretto, R. Fusaro, N. Viola.

The Aeronautical Journal, 2019

R. Fusaro, D. Ferretto, N. Viola, V. F. Villace, and J. Steelant.

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, (2019). ISSN: 0002-2667

R. Fusaro, N. Viola, S. C. Aleina, and G. A. Di Meo.

MORE&LESS Project