Ing. Tomáš Haniš, Ph.D.

did his Ph.D. thesis on topic of advance control system design for flexible structure aircraft at CTU in Prague with internship at EADS (Airbus) and Space Dynamics Laboratory in Utah, followed by 2 years Postdoc on topic of Optimization based advance control system design for Wind-turbines with flexible structures at DTU.

Tomas has industrial experience from automotive sector, as he was holding post of Team leader and control system design competence owner at Porsche Engineering Group, as well as aerospace sector, as control system design engineer at Rolls-Royce aerospace.

Tomas is currently in charge of Smart Driving Solutions research center at Department of Control Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.

Education

2008 - 2018

PhD – Control Engineering and Robotics

Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Control Engineering, Czech Republic

Thesis: Active control for high capacity flexible aircraft

Technical skills: Non-linear and linear dynamical systems modelling and analysis, Flight mechanics of a rigid body as well as flexible structure craft analysis, Dynamical model development based on physical insight, Control system development using classical as well as optimization-based techniques, Optimization

2002 - 2008

Master (Ing.) – Cybernetics and Control Engineering

Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Control Engineering, Czech Republic

Thesis: Stabilized platform for UAV

Technical skills: Non-linear aircraft dynamics model development and implementation in Matlab and Simulink, Flight scenarios simulations, Linearized flight dynamics model development, Extended Kalman filter development, sensors and actuators modelling

WORK EXPERIENCE

2018 - now

CTU in Prague

Assistant professor, Head of Research Center, Researcher

Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Control Engineering

  • Project acquisition and coordination

  • (Autonomous) vehicle advance control system concept development (LQ, H2/Hinf, MPC)

  • Drive-by-Wire concept development

  • Predictive thermal management system (Porsche AG)

  • Cooperation with Toyota Research Lab Europe (camera assisted traction control systems)

2018

Rolls-Royce

Control system development engineer

Rolls-Royce, Germany

Responsibilities: Model based control system design; Definition of process for system requirements model based development techniques implementation in line with aerospace standards (RTCA/DO-178B, EUROCAE/ED12C) and guidelines (ARP4754, ARP4761); Verification and validation process definition; MBD implementation

2015 - 2018

Porsche Engineering

Control system design competence owner for Porsche Engineering Group

Porsche Engineering Services in Prague, Czech Republic

Positions:

  • Control Systems group leader

  • Project coordinator in R&D

  • Development Engineer – Mechatronics

Responsibilities:

  • Project management in R&D

  • Project acquisition – project definition and analysis, estimation of workload, outline of the project, critical path definition and possible problem identification with mitigation measures suggestion

  • Project management – requirement specification development and review, discussion with industrial and academic partners, project initialization and startup, project review, progress monitoring

  • Autonomous driving control systems – C based programming language implementation

  • Software testing, test drive and data analysis Highly non-linear and variable friction based system analysis

  • High performance control system design for a system with friction

  • ABS and braking performance enhancement feasibility study, torque vectoring

  • Electric drive-train vibration mitigation active control system design, analysis and validation

2015 - 2018

Porsche Engineering

Control system design competence owner for Porsche Engineering Group

Porsche Engineering Services in Prague, Czech Republic

Positions:

  • Control Systems group leader

  • Project coordinator in R&D

  • Development Engineer – Mechatronics

Responsibilities:

  • Project management in R&D

  • Project acquisition – project definition and analysis, estimation of workload, outline of the project, critical path definition and possible problem identification with mitigation measures suggestion

  • Project management – requirement specification development and review, discussion with industrial and academic partners, project initialization and startup, project review, progress monitoring

  • Autonomous driving control systems – C based programming language implementation

  • Software testing, test drive and data analysis Highly non-linear and variable friction based system analysis

  • High performance control system design for a system with friction

  • ABS and braking performance enhancement feasibility study, torque vectoring

  • Electric drive-train vibration mitigation active control system design, analysis and validation

PUBLICATIONS

Patents

  • Wildschek A. and Haniš T.; Methods and apparatus for minimizing dynamic structural loads of an aircraft, EADS - IW, European patent No. 11175857.9 - 1239, Munich, 2011

  • Hanis T., Hrazdira A, Kasparkova T.; Drivetrain Vibration Attenuation, Porsche, European Patent No. 17020551.2 – 1013

Journal papers

  • M. A. Eder, F. Belloni, A. Tesauro, T. Hanis; A multi-frequency fatigue testing method for wind turbine rotor blades; Journal of Sound and Vibration, Available online 2nd November 2016

  • Alam, M.; Hromčík, M.; Haniš, T.; Active Gust Load Alleviation System for Flexible Aircraft: Mixed Feedforward/Feedback Approach; Aerospace science and technology. 2015, 41(1), 122-133. ISSN 1270-9638.

  • Haniš T. and Hromčík M.; Optimal sensors placement and spillover suppression; Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 28 (2012) 367–378.

Chapter in book

  • edited by Martin Kozek, Alexander Schirrer; Modeling and Control for a Blended Wing Body Aircraft: A Case Study, Springer, Oct 27, 2014 - Technology & Engineering, ISBN 3319107925, 9783319107929

Conference papers

  • HANIŠ, T. and NATARAJAN, A.; JACKET SUBSTRUCTURE FATIGUE MITIGATION THROUGH ACTIVE CONTROL [online]. In: OLIVER, X., ONATE, E., and HUERTA, A., eds. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. Barcelona, 20.07.2014 -25.07.2014. Barcelona: CIMNE. 2014, pp. 3767-3775. ISBN 978-84-942844-7-2.

  • HANIŠ, T. and HROMČÍK, M.; BWB Aircraft Control System of Fixed Structure. In: Proceedings of the 13th Mechatronics Conference. Mechatronics 2012 - the 13th Mechatronics Forum. Linz, 17.09.2012 -19.09.2012. Linz: Universität Linz. 2012, pp. 261-266. ISBN 978-3-99033-042-5.

  • HANIŠ, T. and HROMČÍK, M.; Optimal sensors placement and spillover suppression. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 2012, 28(3), pp. 367-378. ISSN 0888-3270.

  • HANIŠ, T. and HROMČÍK, M.; Flexible aircraft lateral control law of low order. Czech Aerospace. 2012, 2011 (2), pp. 1-4. ISSN 1211-877X.

  • HANIŠ, T. and HROMČÍK, M.; Lateral control for flexible BWB high-capacity passenger aircraft [online]. In: Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011. 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control. Milano, 28.08.2011 - 02.09.2011. Bologna: IFAC. 2011, pp. 7233-7237. ISSN 1474-6670. ISBN 978-3-902661-93-7.

  • HANIŠ, T. and HROMČÍK, M.; Information-based sensor placement optimization for BWB aircraft [online]. In Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011. 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control. Milano, 28.08.2011 - 02.09.2011. Bologna: IFAC. 2011, pp. 2236-2241. ISSN 1474-6670. ISBN 978-3-902661-93-7.

  • HANIŠ, T., WILDSCHEK, A., and STROSCHER, F.; L∞-Optimal Feed-forward Gust Load Alleviation Design for a large Blended Wing Body Airliner. In: 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. Saint Petersburg, 04.07.2011 - 08.07.2011. Paříž: Eucass. 2011

  • HANIŠ, T., KUČERA, V., and HROMČÍK, M.; Low Order HOptimal Control for ACFA Blended Wing Body. In: 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. Saint Petersburg, 04.07.2011 - 08.07.2011. Paříž: Eucass. 2011

  • HANIŠ, T., WILDSCHEK, A., and STROSCHER, F.; Fuel Management System for Cruise Performance Optimization on a large Blended Wing Body Airliner. In: 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. Saint Petersburg, 04.07.2011 - 08.07.2011. Paříž: Eucass. 2011

  • HANIŠ, T. and HROMČÍK, M.; Lateral Flight Dynamic Controller for Flexible BWB Aircraft. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Process Control. Process Control 2011. Tatranská Lomnica, 14.06.2011 - 17.06.2011. Bratislava: Slovenská technická univerzita. 2011, pp. 333-337. ISBN 978-80-227-3517-9.

  • WILDSCHEK, A., et al.; HYBRID CONTROLLER FOR GUST LOAD ALLEVIATION AND RIDE COMFORT IMPROVEMENT USING DIRECT LIFT CONTROL FLAPS. In: 3rd European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. 3rd European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. Versailles, 06.07.2009 - 09.07.2009. Paříž: Eucass. 2009, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-2-930389-47-8.

  • HANIŠ, T. and HROMČÍK, M.; Optimal sensors placement and elimination of undesirable mode shapes. In: European Control Conference 2009 - ECC 09. European Control Conference 2009. Budapest, 23.08.2009 - 26.08.2009. Budapest: MTA SZTAKI - Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 2009, pp. 2045-2049. ISBN 978-963- 311-369-1.

  • HANIŠ, T., et al.; Optimal Sensor placement in flexible structures: Energy vs. Information Based criteria. In: TROCH, I. and BREITENECKER, F., eds. Proceedings of the 6th Vienna Conference on Mathematical Modelling. Mathematical modelling. Vídeň, 12.02.2009 - 13.02.2009. Vienna: ARGESIM. 2009, pp. 26. ISBN 978-3-901608-35-3.

  • ŘEZÁČ, M., ŽOHA, J., and HANIŠ, T.; Line-of-sight stabilization of an airborne camera system. In: ROHÁČ, J. and HANUS, D., eds. 2008 PEGASUS-AIAA Student Conference. 2008 PEGASUS-AIAA Student Conference. CTU Prague, 23.04.2008 - 26.04.2008. Prague: Czech Technical University. 2008

  • HANIŠ, T.; Stabilized Platform for UAV. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Scientific-Technical Conference Process Control 2008. The 8th International Scientific - Technical Conference Process Control 2008. Kouty nad Desnou, 09.06.2008 - 12.06.2008. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice. 2008, pp. 94. ISBN 978-80-7395-077-4.