Flying Through Obstacles: The Gravity Defying Course on Unmanned Aerial Systems

One cross-disciplinary lab in the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship is proving to be an exciting place to run applications for real-world problems. Applications of such research can help inspect infrastructure or crop health, track moving objects for […]

Space Flight Laboratory celebrates 25 years of successful missions and satellite projects

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is celebrating 25 years of designing advanced micro- and nanosatellites for a broad range of missions — from scientific to commercial and government applications. “Our laboratory […]

Zingg highlights urgent need for sustainable aviation research and development funding

The importance of investment in green technologies is widely recognized, as is the importance of reducing the impact of civil aviation on climate change, but recently these two ideas have not been connected in Canada. The federally supported Green Aviation Research and […]

Faculty Spotlight

Professor C.J. Damaren

Spacecraft Systems and Control Laboratory

Research Focus
• Dynamics and control of spacecraft including orbital, attitude and structural motions of these systems
• Control system design for large structurally flexible robot manipulator systems

Current Projects
• Developing control systems for Solar Sails that use solar radiation pressure as a source of propulsion
• Applying previous research on attitude control using torques produced by Earth’s magnetic fields to structurally flexible spacecraft