PROF. LAURENT BURLION
Expert in nonlinear control
Specialist in flying machines from tiny drones to big aircraft
Since January 2019 I am Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, NJ in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Before that I was working for the French Aerospace Lab called ONERA in Toulouse, perhaps the best place to conduct aeronautical research in Europe. There I managed several projects with French and European grants and worked in close collaboration with companies and laboratories such as Airbus and CNRS on advanced flight control laws.
I was also giving classes and accompanying students project for the university of Paul Sabatier and engineering schools such as ISAE SUPAERO, ENAC and ENSEEIHT.
Discover our tilt rotor quadrotor drone
We have been selected by the AFRL to design, manufacture and test a small satellite within two years!
This new quadrotor drone is extremely agile. Compared to a conventional drone, it can move quickly without pitching or rolling.
Rick Schieni successfully defended his Ph.D thesis, "Reference Governors for Systems with Polynomial Constraints: Theory and Extensions". Congratulations Dr. Schieni!
New Rutgers-Tel Aviv University collaborative project with Prof. E. Fridman "Advanced Time Delay Control Methods for Aerospace Autonomous Systems"
Guest speaker in the Innovation Chat of James Barrood. The clip highlights the future of drones.
New ONR project in collaboration with Prof. M. Malisoff (LSU)
New postdoctoral researcher. Welcome, Mohammad!
Three papers were accepted at the AIAA SciTech conference 2022.
Interview in the Daily Targum. “Rutgers professors speak on recent space launches, commercialization of space exploration”.
The Secretary of Commerce Raimondo visits our drone laboratory!
Interview with Prof. Burlion. "Pushing aerospace systems to their limits for optimal performance"
Prof. Burlion receives the Provost award for excellence in teaching innovations!
Michael Higgins receives an award at the AIAA regional student conference!
Start of our internal "0-G testbench" project. Stay tuned...
Face Foundation Covid 19 relief grant: our "DareTeach" project has been selected!
Start of a new academic year and reopening of my drone laboratories!
Two papers were accepted at the AIAA SciTech conference 2021.
Summer 2020. New Journal paper
I. Rubio Scola, G.A. Guijarro Reyes, L.R. Garcia Carillo, J.P. Hespanha and L. Burlion, "A Robust Control Strategy with Perturbation Estimation for the Parrot Mambo Platform", accepted to IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.
May 2020. End of the academic year
Congratulations to all the undergraduate students who worked with me throughout this year.
You did a great job despite the lockdown!
Winter 2020. New Journal Papers
T. Cunis, J-P. Condomines and L. Burlion, "Sum-of-squares flight control synthesis for deep stall recovery", accepted to AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics.
T. Cunis, J-P. Condomines and L. Burlion, "Local stability analysis for large polynomial spline systems", accepted to Automatica.
December 2019. Habilitation (HDR)
I successfully defended my "habilitation" at ISAE-SUPAERO on Monday, December 9th, 2019
Fall 2019. New ARPA-E Grant
A consortium led by Rutgers receives ARPA-E Funding for Transformational Energy Technology. I am responsible for the development of a generic control module aimed at improving the performance and safety of floating wind turbines.