Contact

Martin E. Kügler
Dr.-Ing.
E-mail:me.kuegler@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Flight Control System Automation
  • Automatic Take-off and Landing
  • Functional Monitoring, Fault Detection, and Diagnosis
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • General Aviation

Projects

  • AURAIS
  • C2LAND
  • SAGITTA Research Demonstrator

Lectures

Publications

[18] M. E. Kügler, Robust Automation of Take-off and Landing - Demonstrated on a Medium-Sized Unmanned Aircraft, Verlag Dr. Hut, München, 2019. [ISBN]
[17] M. E. Kügler, J. Rhein, and F. Holzapfel, "Validation of decision logic of an autoland system for a UAV using model-based safety-assessment techniques", in CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 2019. [doi]
[16] M. E. Kügler, N. C. Mumm, F. Holzapfel, A. Schwithal, and M. Angermann, "Vision-Augmented Automatic Landing of a General Aviation Fly-by-Wire Demonstrator", in AIAA SciTech Forum, 2019. [doi]
[15] M. E. Kügler, J. Rhein, and F. Holzapfel, "Timely Flare Initiation during Automatic Landing - A Model Checking Application Example", in AIAA SciTech Forum, 2019. [doi]
[14] M. E. Kügler and F. Holzapfel, "Planning, Implementation, and Execution of an Automatic First Flight of a UAV", in Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), 2018. [Link]
[13] M. E. Kügler, M. Heller, and F. Holzapfel, "Automatic Take-off and Landing on the Maiden Flight of a Novel Fixed-Wing UAV", in Flight Testing Conference, AIAA AVIATION, 2018. [doi]
[12] D. Seiferth, M. E. Kügler, and M. Heller, "In-Flight Verification of a model-based designed Ground Controller for an innovative Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)", in Flight Testing Conference, AIAA AVIATION, 2018. [doi]
[11] M. E. Kügler, D. Seiferth, M. Heller, and F. Holzapfel, "Real-Time Monitoring of Flight Tests with a Novel Fixed-Wing UAV by Automatic Flight Guidance and Control System Engineers", in IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, and Robotics (ICCAR), IEEE International, 2018, pp. 141-146. [doi]
[10] N. C. Mumm, M. E. Kügler, F. Holzapfel, and A. Schwithal, "C2LAND - Increasing Safety of Automatic Landing Systems for General Aviation Aircraft by Optical Runway Detection", in International Symposium on Precision Approach and Performance Based Navigation (ISPA), German Institute of Navigation (DGON), 2017.
[9] M. E. Kügler, F. Holzapfel, "Online Self-Monitoring of Automatic Take-off and Landing Control of a Fixed-Wing UAV", in IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), IEEE International, 2017, pp. 2108-2113. [doi]
[8] M. E. Kügler, F. Holzapfel, "Parameterization and Computation of Automatic Take-off and Landing Trajectories for Fixed-Wing UAV", in AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, AIAA AVIATION, 2017. [doi]
[7] M. E. Kügler, F. Holzapfel, "Autoland for a Novel UAV as a State-Machine-based Extension to a Modular Automatic Flight Guidance and Control System", in American Control Conference (ACC), American Automatic Control Council (AACC) and IEEE, 2017, pp. 2231-2236. [doi]
[6] M. E. Kügler, F. Holzapfel, "Designing a Safe and Robust Automatic Take-off Maneuver for a Fixed-Wing UAV", in International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Nanyang Technological University and IEEE Control Systems Society, 2016. [doi]
[5] M. E. Kügler, F. Holzapfel, "Developing Automated Contingency Procedures for the ATOL System of a Fixed-Wing UAV through Online FDD", in Modeling and Simulation Technologies (MST) Conference, AIAA AVIATION, 2016. [doi]
[4] M. E. Kügler, F. Holzapfel, "Enhancing the Auto Flight System of the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV by Fault Detection and Diagnosis", in International Conference on Aerospace Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology (ICARES), IEEE International, 2015. [doi]
[3] M. E. Kügler, N. P. Randt, "Development and Application of a Parametric Design Tool for Design Iterations of Large Turboprop Aircraft", in AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, AIAA AVIATION, 2015. [doi]
[2] D. Hirndorf, M. E. Kügler, J. Heidenfelder, A. Hupfer, "Numerical Investigation of Performance Parameters of very small Jet Engine Combustors", in 24th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena (ISTP), 2013.
[1] M. E. Kügler, A.-K. Henß, "Wasser in der Wüste - Ein mathematisches Modell des Nasserstausees aus Satellitendaten", in Junge Wissenschaft, vol. 86, 2010, pp. 25-36. [Link]

Supervised Student Work

[14] L. Huber, Integrating an IMU/GPS-Simulation into a Flight Control System Hardware-in-the-Loop Test, 2019.
[13] S. Hall, Model-based Safety Analysis of redundant System Architectures in Flight Control Systems, Interdisciplinary Project, 2018.
[12] S. Reinbold, Contribution to the Integration of the C2Land Vision-aided Automatic Landing System into the Flying Testbed Diamond DA42, 2018.
[11] S. Reinbold, Analysis and Design Iterations of Automatic Take-off and Landing of the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV under Atmospheric Disturbances, 2017.
[10] D. Zhang, Automatic Take-off and Landing Systems of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - An Overview of past and present System Approaches and Projects, 2017.
[9] L. Evangelisti, Model-based Safety Analysis of Decision Logic in Flight Control System Automation - Analysis of an Automatic Take-off and Landing Module, 2017.
[8] A. Ladwein, Development of an Evaluation Framework for Simulation Testing of the Automatic Take-off and Landing-System of the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV, 2017.
[7] C. Wilhelm, Overview of Flight Planning and Flight Preparation Procedures in Commercial Air Transport on an exemplary Short-Haul Flight, 2016.
[6] D. Purushothaman, Functional Testing of Flight Control System Monitoring / Fault Detection Algorithms of the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV, 2016.
[5] E. Ye, Development and Implementation of Test Cases for an Automatic Take-off and Landing System of the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV, 2016.
[4] D. Weich, Overview of Aircraft Performance Considerations within the Scope of Flight Preparation in Commercial Air Transport, 2015.
[3] P. Nagarajan, Putting into Operation and Testing of a Differential GPS Augmentation System for the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV, Overview of Aviation Law and Legislative Procedures for Commercial Air Transport in Europe, 2015.
[2] M. Menner, Assistance in Design and Development of an Automatic Take-off and Landing System for the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV, 2015.
[1] S. Auer, Putting into Operation and Testing of an Integrated IMU/GNSS-Navigation System of the SAGITTA Demonstrator UAV, 2015.

Flying - License & Ratings

  • EASA-PPL(A)
  • Ratings: SEP(Land), NVFR, IR
  • AZF, ICAO Language Proficiency Level 6: German, English