On-Board Systems Design for Aerospace Vehicles (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310). This special issue belongs to the section "Aeronautics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 82

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DIMEAS - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: model-based systems engineering; aircraft conceptual design (conventional and high-speed); preliminary design of on-board systems
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DIMEAS - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: advanced spacecraft design; spacecraft subsystems development; assembly, integration and verification strategies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a new edition of the open access Special Issue on the MDPI journal “Aerospace” dedicated to on-board systems design for aerospace vehicles. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the most recent research advancements in the field of on-board systems design, belonging to both aeronautics and space vehicles, with focus on innovative concepts and technologies. In fact, systems engineering in the aerospace domain represents one of the most complex challenges of our time and we strongly believe that the dissemination of relevant results in this field is crucial to support and inspire the work of the scientific community. As Guest Editors of this Special Issue, we kindly invite you to submit full-research articles manuscripts addressing (but not being limited to) the following topics:

  • High-level design of on-board systems including functional architecture definition and concept of operation;
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering practices for aerospace systems design;
  • Aerospace systems modelling and simulation;
  • Heterogeneous simulation techniques for dynamic performance assessment of aerospace systems.
  • Digital twin concepts for aerospace systems analysis and design;
  • Reliability and safety assessment of on-board systems;
  • Innovative on-board systems architectures;
  • Multi-functional plants for energy management;
  • On-board power generation;
  • Environmental control and ice protection system architectures;
  • Flight control and attitude control systems;
  • Propellant management and green fuels;
  • Hybrid-electric system to support green propulsion plants;
  • Avionic systems and on-board computer architectures;
  • On-board systems for unconventional vehicle configurations;
  • Fault Detection, Identification and Recovery (FDIR) systems and strategies
  • Onboard autonomy
  • Development of Ground Support Equipment
  • Innovative Guidance, Navigation and Control systems for satellites
  • Communication system: Intersatellite links and multi-beams communication

Dr. Davide Ferretto
Dr. Fabrizio Stesina
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Aerospace is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • on-board systems design
  • aerospace systems engineering
  • systems modelling and simulation
  • systems verification

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