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COVILHA STUDENT CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 31, 2019

Chapter Presents Student Research at Meeting

The chapter organized the fourth annual student clubs meeting in May at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), in Covilha, Portugal, to share research and development activities and opportunities with representatives from government, industry and academia. The conference, opened by Antonio Fidalgo, university rector, was focused on Cybersecurity Aeronautics, Space and Defense. Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.), regional vice president, Atlantic Region, and chairman, Portugal Chapter, presented Jorge Reis Silva, UBI professor and club faculty advisor, who represented the chapter along with students Tiago Sanches, chapter president; Alexandre Nunes, second vice president; and Pedro Carneiro, secretary. Students presented the following working projects in the fields of aeronautics, electromechanical engineering and computer science: Optimal Robust Trajectory Control of Atmospheric Flights; 4D Commercial Trajectory Optimization for Fuel Saving and Environmental Impact Reduction; Opposed Piston Geared Hypocycloid Engine; Thrust-Based Passive Variable Pitch Propeller Rotor; Firefighting Aircraft Operations Optimization; Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Cooperative System for Forest Fires Detection and Monitoring; SECURIoTESIGN-Embedding Security by Design on the IoT; and Flight Simulation-Based Training and Virtual Cockpit Development-The URBLOG Case.

Event Photographs:

Antonio Fidalgo, University of Beira Interior (UBI) university rector (c), receives tan AFCEA medal from Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.), regional vice president, Atlantic Region, and Portugal Chapter chairman (l), and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT N (Ret.), Portugal chapter president, at the May event.
Antonio Fidalgo, University of Beira Interior (UBI) university rector (c), receives tan AFCEA medal from Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.), regional vice president, Atlantic Region, and Portugal Chapter chairman (l), and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT N (Ret.), Portugal chapter president, at the May event.
University of Beira Interior student Alexandre Nunes, chapter vice president, presents the student projects during the chapter presentation at the May meeting in Covilha, Portugal.
University of Beira Interior student Alexandre Nunes, chapter vice president, presents the student projects during the chapter presentation at the May meeting in Covilha, Portugal.
Adm. Rodolfo (far r) presents the chapter's board members at the May meeting. They include (l-r) Jorge Reis Silva, faculty advisor; Pedro Carneiro, secretary; Alexandre Nunes, second vice president; and Tiago Sanches, president.
Adm. Rodolfo (far r) presents the chapter's board members at the May meeting. They include (l-r) Jorge Reis Silva, faculty advisor; Pedro Carneiro, secretary; Alexandre Nunes, second vice president; and Tiago Sanches, president.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Carlos Rodolfo
351-918608888

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