Sylvain Bertrand

Research Scientist
PhD, MSc, Dip. Eng.
ONERA - System Design and Performance evaluation Department (DCPS)
Space and Defence Systems Unit (SSD)
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Research activities

Main research topics:

  • Estimation and control of dynamic systems: model predictive control, adaptive control, output feedback, stability analysis of hierarchical controlers, singular perturbations, moving horizon estimators, control and estimation for constrained systems
  • Autonomous systems: guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), multi-vehicles coordination and cooperation, path finding and trajectory generation, estimation strategies for autonomous navigation and experiments
  • Space: mission and vulnerability analysis of satellites and space systems, space debris trajectory estimation and prediction, launchers

Supervising activities (from  2007):

  • 2 PhD students (in cooperation with Supelec)
  • 9 Master's Degree students (internships)
  • 11 student projects (robotics)

Publications: list of publications


Teaching activities

Control of linear systems (at ESIEA, from 2010): lectures, tutorials, practical work sessions

Robotics (at ESIEA, from 2013): lectures, practical work sessions

C programming (at ECE, 2009-2011): practical work sessions

Discrete event systems (at ESIEA, 2009): lectures, tutorials


Contact

Sylvain BERTRAND
ONERA/DCPS
Chemin de la Hunière
FR-91761 Palaiseau Cedex, France
+33 1 80 38 66 12
sylvain (dot) bertrand (at) onera (dot) fr

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Research Scientist, PhD
ONERA - System Design and Performance evaluation Department (DCPS)
Space and Defence Systems Unit (SSD)
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List of publications

  • Awards

“General Chair’s Recognition Award for Interactive Papers” at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009.

  • Journal papers (selection on full paper)
  1. Y. Rochefort, H. Piet-Lahanier, S. Bertrand, D. Beauvois, D. Dumur, “Cooperative Model Predictive Control for Flocks of Vehicles“, to appear in Control Engineering Practice, 2014.
  2. S. Bertrand, N. Guénard, T. Hamel, H. Piet-Lahanier, L. Eck, "A hierarchical controller for miniature VTOL UAVs: Design and stability analysis using singular perturbation", in Control Engineering Practice, vol. 19, pp. 1099-1108, 2011.
  3. N. Bérend and S. Bertrand, “MDO Approach for Early Design of Aerobraking Orbital Transfer Vehicles”, in Acta Astronautica, vol. 65, pp. 1668-1678, 2009.
  4. N. Bérend, S. Bertrand and C. Jolly, “Optimization Method for Mission Analysis of Aeroassisted Orbital Transfer Vehicles”,  in Aerospace Science and Technology, vol. 11, pp. 432-441, 2007.
     
  • Book chapter
  1. S. Bertrand, T. Hamel and H. Piet-Lahanier, “Stabilization of Scale Model Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles without Velocity Measurements”, in Aerial Vehicles, ISBN 978-953-7619-41-1, pp. 107-126, In-Tech, 2008.
     
  • Conference papers (selection on full paper)
  1. R. Suwantong, S. Bertrand, D. Dumur, D. Beauvois, "Stability of a Nonlinear Moving Horizon Estimator with a Pre-Estimating Observer", submitted to the 2014 IEEE American Control Conference, Portland, USA, 2014.
  2. R. Suwantong, D. Dumur, D. Beauvois, S. Bertrand, P. Bui, "Robustness Analysis of a Moving Horizon Estimator for Space Debris Tracking During Atmospheric Reentry", 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013.
  3. F. X. Marmet, S. Bertrand, B. Hérissé, M. Carton, "A Low-Cost Integrated System for Indoor and Outdoor Navigation of Miniature UAVs", 2nd  European Conference on Guidance Navigation and Control, Delft, Netherlands, 2013.
  4. R. Suwantong, S. Bertrand, D. Dumur, D. Beauvois, "Space Debris Trajectory Estimation during Atmospheric Reentry using Moving Horizon Estimator", 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawai, 2012.
  5. Y. Rochefort, S. Bertrand, H. Piet-Lahanier, D. Dumur, D. Beauvois, "Cooperative Non-linear Model Predictive Control for Flocks of Vehicles", IFAC Workshop on Embedded Guidance, Navigation and Control in Aerospace, Bangalore, India, 2012.
  6. S. Bertrand, S. Prudhomme, S. Merit, C. Jolly, R. Kervarc and T. Donath, "Space System's Vulnerability Assessment to Space Debris: A Methodology and a Program", IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, USA, 2012.
  7. Y. Rochefort, H. Piet-Lahanier, S. Bertrand, D. Beauvois, D. Dumur, "Guidance of Flocks of Vehicles Using Virtual Signposts", 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano, Italy, 2011.
  8. S. Bertrand, J. Marzat, M. Carton, C. Chaix , P. Varela , R. Waroux , G. De Ferron , R. Laurel , "A Low-Cost System for Indoor Motion Tracking of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", 7th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Adelaide, Australia, 2011.
  9. S. Bertrand, T. Hamel, H. Piet-Lahanier and R. Mahony, “Attitude Tracking of Rigid Bodies on the Special Orthogonal Group with Bounded Partial State Feedback”, in Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,  pp.2972-2977, Shanghai, China, 2009.
  10. S. Bertrand, T. Hamel and H. Piet-Lahanier, “Stability Analysis of an UAV Controller using Singular Perturbation Theory”, in Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, pp. 5706-5711 , Seoul, Korea, 2008.
  11. S. Bertrand, T. Hamel and H. Piet-Lahanier, “Trajectory Tracking of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Model using Partial State Feedback”, in Proceedings of the 2007 European Control Conference, pp. 307-314 , Kos, Greece, 2007.
  12. S. Bertrand, H. Piet-Lahanier and T. Hamel, “Contractive Model Predictive Control of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Model”, 17th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Toulouse, France, 2007.
  13. S. Bertrand, T. Hamel and H. Piet-Lahanier, “Stabilization of a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Model without Velocity Measurement”, in  Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 724-729, Roma, Italy, 2007.
  14. S. Bertrand, T. Hamel and H Piet-Lahanier, “Performance Improvement of an Adaptive Controller using Model Predictive Control: Application to an UAV Model”, 4th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, pp. 770-775, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006.
     
  1. (to be published in next issue on aerial robotics) S. Bertrand, J. Marzat, H. Piet-Lahanier, A. Kahn and Y. Rochefort, "Model Predictive Control Strategies for Cooperative Guidance of Autonomous Vehicles", submitted to Aerospacelab Journal, 2013.
  2. J. Morio, H. Piet-Lahanier, F. Poirion, J. Marzat, C. Seren, S. Bertrand et al., "An Overview of  Probabilistic Performance Analysis Methods for Large Scale and Time-Dependent Systems", in Aerospacelab Journal, Issue 4, 2012.
     
  • Other conference papers (selection on abstract)
  1. S. Bertrand, S. Prudhomme, R. Kervarc, C. Jolly, T. Lang, T. Donath , "A Temporal Logical Methodology for Probabilistic Vulnerability Analysis of Space Missions: Application to Vulnerability Analysis of an Earth Observation Mission Due to Catalogued Space Debris", 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2011.
  2. E. Hody, S. Bertrand, F. Muller, P. Brudieu , F. Alby , "Analysis of the Residual Risk of Lethal Collisions for LEO Satellites Due to Non Catalogued Object", 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2011.
  3. S. Bertrand, N. Bérend and F. Muller, “A Trade-off Study between Size Threshold of Catalogued Objects and Track Accuracy for the Design of a Space Situational Awareness System”, 61st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010.
  4. (invited talk) S. Bertrand and T. Hamel, “Hierarchical Control of Miniature VTOL UAVs using Low-Cost Sensors”, Autonomous Flying Vehicles: Fundamentals and Applications Workshop at Robotics Science and Systems, Seattle, USA, 2009.
  5. N. Bérend and S. Bertrand, “MDO Approach for Early Design of Aerobraking Orbital Transfer Vehicles”, 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 2008.
  6. S. Bertrand, H. Piet-Lahanier, T. Hamel and C. Le Tallec, “Obstacle Avoidance for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Model Predictive Control”, 2nd European Conference for Aero-Space Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, 2007.
  7. A. Joulia and S. Bertrand, “Miniature UAVs Concepts for Outdoor Missions”, 1st CEAS European Air and Space Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2007.
  8. N. Bérend, S. Bertrand and C. Jolly, “Optimization Method for Mission Analysis of Aeroassisted Orbital Transfer Vehicles”, 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, 2005.
     

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Contact

Sylvain BERTRAND
ONERA/DCPS
Chemin de la Hunière
FR-91761 Palaiseau Cedex, France
+33 1 80 38 66 12
sylvain (dot) bertrand (at) onera (dot) fr