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Pavel Paces
Name
Pavel Paces
Contact
paces dot pavel at gmail dot com
Living
Prague
Czech Republic
Europe

About me a in nutshell
I like airplanes, electronics and programming.


About Me ...

Assoc. prof. Pavel Paces, Ph.D. (1978, male) lives and works in Prague, the Czech Republic, Europe. He is the head of Center for Advanced Simulation and Technologies associated to Department of Measurement, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. He received his MSc. (2005) and Ph.D. (2010) degree in Aerospace Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague. In 2014 he defended habilitation thesis and become associate professor. During his career, he earned Honeywell Innovator award and owns two national patents related to new system for airplanes position angles measurement.

Pavel was a National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council in support of United Nation Programme on Space Applications and he gained international experience by multiple internships around the world including NASA Ames Research Center, USA, California. He led multiple projects including a project developing sensor system for spacecraft stabilization with ESA, improving characteristics of sensor calibration test bench for Continental, developing a simulation platform for human machine interface testing with AFRL, etc.

Dr. Paces is active member of AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee (DATC) and regularly organizes the Digital Avionic Systems Conference (in 2015 it was in Prague - the first time the conference was held outside of USA).

Titles
  • doc. (habilitaion 2014 = associate professor)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy 2011 - with Preciosa scholarship and Honeywell Innovators award)
  • Ing. (engineer 2005 ~ MSc - with deans award fot exceptional diploma thesis)
List of: My awards:
  • 2016: British Interplanetary Society Award for Best Technical Paper. International Astronautical Congress, Mexico. For my students: Jan Lukacevic, Pavel Paces, Zuzana Tumova, Ondrej Trojan, Michal Gabriele, Milos Hampl.
  • 2012: Best of Session at DASC conference presented to Jan Popelka, Jan Auersval and Pavel Paces.
  • 2011: Honeywell Innovator award presented to Pavel Paces (with 6000 USD scholarship)
  • 2009: Mr. Jiri Mlejnek, Pavel Paces's student, got " IT diploma work of the year 2009" award which was connected with 5000 USD price for the student and 1000 USD price for the mentor.
  • Awards of my students - see the sheet "Awards".
My projects:
  • Safe and Safety Elements in Aerospace and Space Technology II, Internal grant, 2015-2017, 161 - 1611555C000, (leader).
  • Inovace předmětu A3M38PRS Palubní informační a řídicí systémy (Kybernetika a robotika) a podpora studentského projektu v programu BEXUS Evropské Kosmické Agentury, Internal grant, 2016, 13138/105/1051603C014/1NP, (leader).
  • Safe and Safety Elements in Aerospace and Space Technology, Internal grant, 2012-2014, 161 - 1611293C000, (leader).
  • European Student Moon Orbiter - Attitude Integration Module, European Space Agency (ESA) and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), 2011-2013,TA 86 110701-ZPX, (leader).
  • Inovace laboratorní výuky - letecký simulátor jako prvek kolaborativního prostredí, projekt FRVŠ, A a, 2012, 1741/2012, (author of the proposal, sub-leader).
  • Inovace predmetu Palubní informacní a rídicí systémy, FRVŠ, 2011, F1 a, 922/2011, 33/110047/13138, (leader).
  • Inovace vybavení laboratorí leteckých systému, projekt FRVŠ, A a, 2011, 1050/2011, (author of the proposal, sub-leader).
  • Safety Improvement of Flight, Crew and Other Participants of Flight Transport in Normal and Emergency Situations by Assistive Technologies, Technological Agency of the CR, 2010-2013, TA01030651, (leader).
Working experience and stays abroad:
  • July 12 – 20, 2011: Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics: China: International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • Nov. 2011: Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.: Guildford – England: Short internship – Sun sensor improvements
  • 2010 – 2015: Space Generation Advisory Council: Czech Republic (Austria): National Point of Contact of Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications
  • 02/2005 – 03/2011: Czech Technical University in Prague: Czech Republic: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Measurement. Degree: Ph.D, program: Air Traffic Control and Services, topic: Improvement of Flight Safety of Small Aircrafts by the Avionic System Support. Finished with 2 patents and H-Index 3 (Google Scholar).State Doctoral Examination – summer 2007, passed with mark: “excellent”.
  • 06/19 – 10/08/2009: Space Studies Program, International Space University: Silicon Valley – USA: NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California, Followed by hands-on project: Development of a Small Satellite Test Bed.
  • 06-09/2010: Honeywell International: Brno – Czech Republic: Inertial Navigation System integration, Honeywell Innovator Award, short Internship.
  • 02/2005 – 2016: Czech Technical University in Prague: Czech Republic: Habilitation (2011) - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Measurement. Teacher/Assistant (Airborne Instrumentation group).
  • 02/2005 – 12/2008: DevCom Ltd.: Czech Republic: Programmer/developer, C/C++ for Avionic Systems, Certification, half-time job.
  • 06/23-07/04 2008: University of Gävle Gävle – Sweden: Summer School 2008 on “Distributed Measurement Systems”
  • 11/2007 – 04/2008: LOM Praha, VTÚLaPVO: Czech Republic: HW and SW development, Servo for Mamok Manta project, part-time job.
  • 10/03 – 15/03/ 2008: Cranfield University: Cranfield – UK: Summer School –Fundamentals of Aircraft Engine Control: Lecturers: Cranfield University Staff, Goodrich Corporation
  • 05/2007 – 08/2007: MESIT Instruments Ltd.: Czech Republic: Consultant, case study/report: Engine Maintenance Module. Project CESAR.
  • 08/2006 – 01/2007: IST DEEC, Lab. Medidas Electricas: Portugal: Developer working on the project: Development of an IEEE 1451 Standard Compliant Smart Transducer Network with Time Synchronization Protocol.
  • 03/2005 – 06/2005: CTU, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering: Kladno – Czech Republic: Teacher in Sensors In Medicine, also participating on an exercise book for this course.
  • 1999 – 2005: Czech Technical University in Prague: Czech Republic: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Measurement. Degree: Ing. (MSc), program: Cybernetics and Measurements, Airborne Instrumentation. Diploma thesis topic: Engine Indications and Crew Alerting System for Ultra-Light Aircrafts.
  • 1993 – 1998: Electro-technical training college: Czech Republic: Vocational certificate, school-leaving certificate.

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What I do ...

Pavel Paces

... and related projects.

This is the list of main projects which have a lot of sub-projects:
  • Small Satellite Platform
    |> Education, Electronics, Software, Sensors, Calibration, Flight Guidance
  • Attitude determination through small pressure measurements
    |> Electronics, Software, Sensors, Calibration, Flight Guidance
  • Full Flight Simulator
    |> Training, Flight Guidance, Electronics, Software
  • Electronic Flight Information System
    |> Flight Guidance, Route Planning, Electronics, Software - another info here.
  • Asset Tracking, electronics
    |> Data Exchange, Electronics, Software, Mobile applications - another info here.

Examples ...

This section illustrates samples of my work in videos. More videos, more illustrations and their mutual linkage is depicted here.
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My Projects ...

This is the list of main projects and their related work and resources:
  • Small Satellite Platform
    |> Electronics, Software, Sensors, Calibration, Flight Guidance
    Description:
    The SSP is an educational tool which illustrates specifics of sensors and data processing algorithms to students. It uses a complete sensory system (AHRS) data available over a wireless interface (WiFi) from Matlab environment. The students are required to acquire the data and process them. It means to get rid of noise and and evaluate orientation of the SSP. Then they are required to close a control loop and through the reaction wheels to stabilise the SSP in predefined direction.
  • Attitude determination through small pressure measurements
    |> Electronics, Software, Sensors, Calibration, Flight Guidance
    Description:
    The Pressure Reference System is supposed to improve long-term precission of low-cost MEMS sensory systems. Up to now we tried the system on a UAV, then Cessna 172, and ESA BEXUS Experiment (our team name was Predator).
  • Full Flight Simulator
    |> Training, Flight Guidance, Electronics, Software
    Description:
    The FFS is intended to test technology developed for flight guidance such as EFIS, its data update algoritms and tracking.

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Personal interests

  • Airplanes
    |> WW[I|II], technology, sensors, electronics, certification, ...
  • Computers
    |> CAD, Programming
  • Aerospace
    |> Electronics, Software, Sensors, Calibration, Flight Guidance, Certification
  • Nature/travelling
    |> Activity, different means of transportation, ...
  • Sports
    |> Bicycle, rollerblades, walks, badminton, climbing, ...
  • Yachting
    |> Navigation, new destinations, ...

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