Student Competition Awards 2014
Project Caurus Nibbio
Student team: Gianluca Alitta, Davide Berbenni, Carlo Capocchiano, Andrea Fugazza, Juan Sebastian Rojas Sandoval, Luca Sala (team leader), Stefano Sangalli, Andrea Scaringello, Paterson Waffo
Supervisors: Lorenzo Trainelli, Giuseppe Quaranta
Competition: 31st AHS graduate student design competition
Competition type: International graduate student design competition
Sponsorship: American Helicopter Society International
Ranking: 2nd place and Best New Entrant
The Nibbio is a groundbreaking VTOL concept aimed for exceptional performance in both vertical and cruise flight, compliant with the DARPA VTOL X-PLANE solicitation. The key element in the design is represented by the unique dual-propulsive system, comprised of a pusher propeller for cruise and a foldable rotor for take-off, landing and hover.
- Sala L., Alitta G., Berbenni D., Capocchiano C., Fugazza A., Rojas S., Sangalli S., Scaringello A., Waffo P., Trainelli L., "The ‘Nibbio’ High-Speed Tilt Rotor Concept", XXIII Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Torino, Italy, November 17-19, 2015.
- Sala L., Alitta G., Berbenni D., Capocchiano C., Fugazza A., Rojas S., Sangalli S., Scaringello A., Waffo P., Trainelli L., "Project Caurus “Nibbio” – A Novel Tilt Rotor Concept for Very High Speed Applications", American Helicopter Society International 71st Annual Forum, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, May 5-7, 2015.
Student team: Alessandro Ramazzotti
Supervisor: Lorenzo Trainelli
Competition: “G. Ancillotto” Prize
Competition type: MSc degree thesis competition
Sponsorship: Associazione Arma Aeronautica – Sez. Caravaggio
The Firefly is a concept for a new firefighting aerial platform, designed for the integration among the Italian Civil Protection fleet. It combines the functions of an advanced spotter aircraft with those of a Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) airborne post, for the tactical co-ordination of the water bombers and other aerial and land vehicles on site.
- Ramazzotti A., Trainelli L., "Project Firefly – An Innovative Solution for the Italian Aerial Firefighting System", XXIII Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Torino, Italy, November 17-19, 2015.
- Ramazzotti A., Trainelli L., "Concept Study of an Innovative Aerial Component for the Italian Firefighting System", 11th Pegasus-AIAA student conference, Salon-de-Provence, France, April 20-22, 2015.