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I am currently senior lecturer in aerospace engineering at Coventry University. I have joined the university in November 2012. I was awarded a PhD in the control of spacecraft from Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, 2004. I then worked for 5 years as a research fellow on spacecraft control related projects. I also taught guidance, navigation and control as well as the dynamics and control of spacecraft during that time.

My teaching at Coventry University has included UAV systems, aerospace control, flight dynamics, avionics and instrumentation as well as aerospace technology. I am currently course director of the MSc in aerospace engineering at Coventry University. I also teach Coventry MSc courses to external partners such as Emirates Aviation University.


Research Interests

My research interests include:

- Fault detection, estimation, isolation and recovery for aircraft control.

- Flight envelope protection using gain scheduling and MPC type approaches.

- Autonomous coordinated control of UAV formations.

- Sensor fusion using EKF/particle filter type estimation methods.

- Satellite attitude control in the presence of actuator constraints and failures

- System identification for aircraft and pilot in the loop modelling.

- Robust aircraft control in the presence of flexible modes

- Optimal aircraft path planning

- Control allocation and dynamical modelling for New UAV concepts such as ducted fan UAVs 

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2003 2019

A Box Regularized Particle Filter for state estimation with severely ambiguous and non-linear measurements

Merlinge, N. J. A., Dahia, K., Piet-Lahanier, H., Brusey, J. & Horri, N., Jun 2019, In : Automatica. 104, p. 102-110 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

State estimation
Markov processes
Mean square error
Monte Carlo methods

Neural-Network Bilinear Gain-Scheduling Control for B747-100 Longitudinal Dynamics

Elarbi, E. M., Laila, D. S. & Horri, N., 25 Jan 2019, (Submitted).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Flight envelopes
Neural networks
Mach number

Box Particle Control for Aerospace Vehicles Guidance Under Failure Probability Constraints

Merlinge, N. J. A., Horri, N., Dahia, K., Brusey, J. & Piet-Lahanier, H., 1 Nov 2018, 2018 UKACC 12th International Conference on Control (CONTROL) . IEEE, p. 75-80 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Aerospace vehicles
Computer simulation
42 Downloads (Pure)

Enhanced cooperative navigation by data fusion from IMU, ambiguous terrain navigation, and coarse relative states

Merlinge, N. J. A., Brusey, J., Horri, N., Dahia, K. & Piet-Lahanier, H., 23 Jan 2018, 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). IEEE, p. 375-380 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
Data fusion
Aerospace vehicles
Electric fuses
Error analysis
16 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-point Angle of Attack Sensing for Avoidance of Loss of Control in Flight

Milward, T. O., Bromfield, M., Horri, N., Ali, R. & Scott, S., 10 Sep 2018, (Submitted) AIAA SciTech 2019 Proceedings. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Vol. (In-Press). AIAA 2019-1540

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Angle of attack
Pressure transducers
Pressure sensors