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Germán Porras Alonso de Celada - Altran expert in Monitoring and Alerting System for Solar Impulse

Germán Porras Alonso de Celada - Altran expert in Monitoring & Alerting System for Solar Impulse

"I lead the Monitoring and Alerting System (MAS) activities within Altran Spain.The Monitoring and Alerting System is tasked with monitoring all the components of the Stability Augmentation System (SAS) when the pilot is not hand-flying the aircraft. If a failure of one of the SAS components or the aircraft exceeds its flight envelope limits, the SAS is disconnected and the pilot alerted.

I grew up in Spain and the UK. I attended Purdue University  in the USA where I graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and I became a pilot. Before joining Altran to work on the MAS, I designed, integrated and flight tested flight control systems for UAVs for some of the world’s leading manufacturers."