Dipl.–Ing. Fritz Boden, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Göttingen, Germany, focuses on optical in-flight measurement techniques and coordinated the first AIM project with eleven partners from all over Europe. Beside the coordination of the AIM² project he is involved in the tasks for wing and propeller IPCT deformation measurements.
Dr. Klaus de Groot, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Braunschweig, Germany, has a long experience on infrared thermography (IRT) and he already successfully utilised it for former flight tests (ELFIN, HYLTEC, AIM) for measuring the temperature distribution in order to detect the laminar-turbulent transition, separation bubbles, flow separations and vortices on wings and rotors. Within AIM² he works on the development of unsteady infrared thermography for the investigation of unsteady aerodynamical phenomena.
Dr. Henk Jentink, Foundation Stichting Nationaal Lucht- e Ruimtevaart labora- torium (NLR), Netherlands, received his PhD in Physics in from Twente University, the Netherlands. As specialist and as project leader, he contributed to the IPCT flight testing of Metro aircraft. His interests include IPCT flight test instrumentation development.
Dipl.–Ing. Tania Kirmse, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Göttingen, Germany. Within AIM² she is mainly involved in the activities concerning wing deformation, vortex and shock measurements with BOS and the application of the digital mock-up. Beside her project work she is concerned with her PhD thesis about the influence of aero-optical effects on the accuracy of image based measurement techniques.
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Meyer, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Braunschweig, Germany, is a specialist for certifying equipments for flight tests and he was also involved in a flight test with the glider JANUS. He is a glider pilot.
Dipl.–Ing. Christina Politz, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Göttingen, Germany, studied aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and at the University of Bristol (UK). In AIM² she emphasis her work on the application of Particle Image Velocimetry to flight tests and the realisation of ground based wake vortex investigations based on PIV and BOS. She is also a pilot.
Professor Bronius Rinkevichyus, National Research University „Moscow Power Engineering Institute” (MPEI), Russia, is a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The range of his scientific interests is very wide and includes such topics as laser methods of flow diagnostics, flow visualisation, laser Doppler anemometry, laser interferometry and laser refractography. Within AIM2 he is involved to improve post processing procedures for BOS; PIV and IPCT.
Dr.–Ing. habil. Bolesław Stasicki, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Göttingen, Germany. Within AIM² project he is mainly involved in the activities concerning development of an IPCT instrumentation for 360° in-flight propeller blade deformation measurements.
Dr Stephen James, Cranfield University, UK, has worked in the field of optical fibre sensors and optical instrumentation for 20 years. He has designed, constructed and deployed sensor systems for applications ranging from the monitoring of foundation piles, the health of railway components to monitoring dynamic loading events in superconducting magnets. Within AIM 2 he is involved with the use of fibre optic sensors for monitoring strain and measuring pressure.
Dr. Agnès Dolfi-Bouteyre, Office National d’Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA), France, graduated from the "Ecole Supérieure d’Optique", Orsay, (1986) and received a PhD degree from University Paris XI (1990). She joined ONERA (The French Aerospace Lab) in 1990 where she has been involved in coherent lidar systems development for defence and aerospace.
Since 1998, she is in charge of aircraft wake-vortex detection and characterization by Lidar within internal projects or EU programs (CWAKE, AWIATOR, CREDOS , FIDELIO, UFO, WAKENET 2 &3, FLYSAFE and DELICAT).
Dipl.–Ing. Christoph Roloff, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Göttingen, Germany, studied mechanical engineering at the University of Rostock. In AIM² he is focused on particle sizing systems applied as add-on for inflight PIV measurements.
Dr. Nicholas Lawson, Cranfield University, UK, is a Reader in Aerodynamics and commercial pilot in the National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC) in the U.K. within the School of Engineering at Cranfield University. Dr Lawson has over 20 years of experience in the development and application of 2D and 3D PIV systems to a wide range of fluid flows, including high speed and large scale wind tunnel flows. More recently Dr Lawson has been involved in the application of PIV to a flight test environment, through the EU research projects AIM and AIM².