Dr Troy Bruggemann


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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Engineering (Queensland University of Technology)

Dr Bruggemann is a researcher in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems discipline and holds B.Eng., M.Eng. and PhD degrees in aerospace avionics engineering. His research interests include complex systems, automation and control systems, path planning and optimization. He is currently researching in the area of modelling and understanding complex systems. Previously he held a QLD State Government Science and Innovation Accelerate Fellowship grant which investigates technologies for integrating multiple UAVs into civil airspace for commercial and societal benefit.  From 2009-2014 he researched and developed technologies for the aircraft automation and flight planning aspects of the Edison-award winning Fugro ROAMES project, which accurately and efficiently surveys large powerline infrastructure networks from the air using high-resolution laser and imaging sensors and saves $40 M per annum.

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Research Experience

  • Senior Research Fellow, QUT (2018) –  Data Analytics for Irrigation Agriculture.  Topics: Data Analytics. Collaborators: The Yield Technology Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Senior Research Fellow, QUT (2017) –  Investigating how bees track and intercept moving targets. Topics: Flight control, optimization
  • Research Fellow, QUT (2017) – Academic lead on flight planning evaluation. Topics: Flight planning, optimization. Collaborators: Fugro ROAMES, Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information
  • Research Fellow, QUT (2014-2017) – a QLD State Government Science and Innovation Accelerate Fellowship grant to research solutions to the problem of safely scaling up multi-UAV operations to one human operating many UAVs for applications benefiting society. Topics: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, multi-UAV control and planning, swarming. Collaborators: Boeing Defence Australia
  • Research Fellow, QUT (2009-2014)  – researching powerline inspection with UAVs and highly automated manned aircraft for inspecting Ergon Energy’s entire 150,000 km long powerline network in Queensland. Topics: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, general aviation, aircraft flight control and path planning, powerline inspection. Collaborators: Ergon Energy, Fugro ROAMES, Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information
  • PhD Student, QUT (2005-2009) – investigating sole-means aircraft-based GPS augmentation for high integrity navigation. Topics: general aviation, GPS augmentation systems, aerodynamics, multi-sensor fusion, fault detection and isolation. Collaborators: Airservices Australia, GPSat Systems Pty Ltd
  • Masters Student, QUT (2003-2004) – modifying GPS receivers to enable cm-precision navigation and timing for highly dynamic applications including satellites and rockets. Collaborators: Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, Australian Space Research Institute, Ukrainian Youth Aerospace Association

Professional Experience

  • Senior Project Officer, Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (2014)  – Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Technical Consultant, Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (2014) – intellectual property, patents
  • Project Officer, Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (2007) – Space-based augmentation systems, cost benefit analysis

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer, QUT (2013, 2016-2018) – Autonomous Systems, Aviation Systems, Aircraft Systems and Flight
  • Sessional Academic, QUT (2003-2009) – Aircraft Navigation Systems
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Vice Chancellors Performance Award
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2014
Details
Queensland Government Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation Accelerate Fellowship Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Vice Chancellors Performance Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Vice Chancellor's Team Award for Excellence in recognition of outstanding achievements in research, partnerships and engagement
Title
Development of a High Integrity Airborne Navigation Sensor for Aviation Communities Using Terrestrial Based Infrastructure
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0455566
Start year
2005
Keywords
Satellite Navigation; GPS; Navigation Integrity; Aviation Safety; Integrated Navigation Systems; MEMS;