Advanced Methods and Technologies for Flight Safety and Defense Systems Integration


Buonsanti Michele Buonsanti

Michele Buonsanti

Department DICEAM, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy

D'Amato Egidio D'Amato

Egidio D'Amato

Department of Science and Technology, University of Naples '"Parthenope", Italy

Notaro Immacolata Notaro

Immacolata Notaro

Department of Engineering, University of Campania "L.Vanvitelli", Italy

Scordamaglia Valerio Scordamaglia

Valerio Scordamaglia

Department DIIES, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy


In a rapidly changing aerospace defense scene, ensuring flight safety while integrating modern defense systems presents a number of technical and technological hurdles. This special session, entitled "Advanced Methods and Technologies for the Integration of Aviation Safety and Defense Systems"," will explore cutting-edge research, methods and technologies impacting the future of aviation safety and defense capabilities. Papers on innovative approaches to risk assessment, risk mitigation strategies, system design and integration, and the use of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the safety and effectiveness of civil and military aircraft are encouraged. Studies and programmes that demonstrate significant breakthroughs in the seamless integration of defensive systems while maintaining flight safety will be given special consideration. This session will foster a multidisciplinary dialogue between researchers, industry practitioners and defense specialists through presentations, case studies and discussions, with the goal of identifying new solutions and fostering collaborations that will lead to safer and more efficient aerospace operations. We expect proposals that are not only academic in nature, but also have practical implications for improving aviation safety and defense readiness in an increasingly complex global environment.


Michele Buonsanti, retired professor is currently a contract professor at the DICEAM Department of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, where he holds, in the Magistral Course Civil Transport Engineering, the follow courses: Models for Flight Safety and Procedures and Safety of Air Navigation. Previously he held courses in Fracture Mechanics and Materials Mechanics for over 20 years. Already responsible, within the same University, of the MAAL laboratory (Micromechanics Aeronautics and Aerospace Laboratory). A this time he is the author & co of over 100 works published internationally alone. Since 2020 he has been selected by the Defense General Staff for his membership of a NATO research group regarding simulation and modeling processes in complex scenarios. Likewise, it has actively collaborated since 2012 with the Flight Safety Department of Italian Air force through the holding of seminars and conferences within the courses for Flight Safety Officer. He also carries out research activities on topics of interest to the Air Force within the same ISV. Already holder of joint research with the Centro Sperimentale Volo A.M. regarding delamination problems on the EFA aircraft. From 2012 to 2019 he was a member of the AECI Flight Safety group and in 2019 he assumed the presidency of the flight safety commission. Since 2019 he has been a representative of AECI within Italian Flight Safety Committee and since 2020 he has been part of the board of directors. Already a designer of aeronautical infrastructures for companies and public bodies, he has also been an aeronautical consultant for various administrations. Civilian pilot since 1981 in General Aviation (EASA & FAA) - SEP is the owner of a historic Piaggio P149D aircraft and Boieng PT17 Stearman.

Egidio D'Amato, was born in Naples, Italy, in 1982. He received the master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli,” Aversa, Italy, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II,” Naples, in 2013.,He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Science and Technology, University of Naples “Parthenope,” Naples. His current research interests include control theory and applications, applied to autonomous navigation of unmanned aerial vehicles and swarms.

Immacolata Notaro, received the master's degree in aerospace engineering and the Ph.D. degree in industrial and information engineering from the University of Campania “L.Vanvitelli,” Aversa, Italy, in 2013 and 2016, respectively.,She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Engineering, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli.” Her current research interests include guidance, navigation and control of aerial vehicles, fault detection, and optimization.

Valerio Scordamaglia, was born in 1977. He completed his doctorate in Electric and Automation Engineering at the University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria in 2008. He has been an assistant professor of control systems at the same university since 2009. His current research focusses on the development of autonomous robotic systems for first aid operations after calamities. His expertise spans several areas, including robotics, flight control systems, autonomous vehicle guidance and the design of fault-tolerant systems.