Contact

Patrick Jonathan Lauffs
Dipl.-Ing.
E-mail:patrick.lauffs@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Systems engineering
  • Certifiable avionics
  • Modelling and simulation
  • UAV hardware

Teaching

  • Set up of the Flight Control lab course
  • Lecture notes for Development of Flight Control Systems

Publications

[13] P. Piprek, V. Schneider, V. Fafard, S. P. Schatz, C. Dörhöfer, P. J. Lauffs, L. Peter, F. Holzapfel, "Enhanced Kinematics Calculation for an Online Trajectory Generation Module", Transportation Research Procedia, vol. 29, 2018, pp. 312-322. [doi]
[12] D. Gierszewski, V. Schneider, P. J. Lauffs, L. Peter, F. Holzapfel, "Clothoid-Augmented Online Trajectory Generation for Radius to Fix Turns", in 15th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, 2018. [doi]
[11] A. W. Zollitsch, N. C. Mumm, S. Wulf, F. Holzapfel, M. Hochstrasser, P. J. Lauffs, L. Peter, "Automatic Takeoff of a General Aviation Research Aircraft", in The 2017 Asian Control Conference - ASCC 2017, pp. 1683-1688.
[10] P. Piprek, V. Schneider, V. Fafard, S. P. Schatz, C. Dörhöfer, P. J. Lauffs, L. Peter, F. Holzapfel, "Enhanced Kinematics Calculation for an Online Trajectory Generation Module", in 6th CEAS Air and Space Conference Aerospace Europe, 2017.
[9] N. C. Mumm, A. W. Zollitsch, S. P. Schatz, S. Wulf, F. Holzapfel, P. J. Lauffs, L. Peter, "Design and Testing of a Ground Roll Runway Centerline Tracking Controller for a General Aviation Research Aircraft", in The 2017 Asian Control Conference - ASCC 2017, pp. 1689-1694.
[8] E. Karlsson, S. P. Schatz, F. Holzapfel, T. Baier, C. Dörhöfer, A. C. Gabrys, M. Hochstrasser, C. Krause, P. J. Lauffs, N. C. Mumm, K. Nürnberger, L. Peter, V. Schneider, P. Spiegel, L. Steinert, A. W. Zollitsch, "Development of an Automatic Flight Path Controller for a DA42 General Aviation Aircraft", in CEAS EuroGNC, 2017.
[7] E. Karlsson, F. Holzapfel, T. Baier, C. Dörhöfer, A. C. Gabrys, M. Hochstrasser, C. Krause, P. J. Lauffs, N. C. Mumm, K. Nürnberger, L. Peter, S. P. Schatz, V. Schneider, P. Spiegel, L. Steinert, A. W. Zollitsch, "Active Control Objective Prioritization for High-Bandwidth Automatic Flight Path Control", in CEAS EuroGNC, 2017.
[6] V. Schneider, P. Piprek, S. P. Schatz, T. Baier, C. Dörhöfer, M. Hochstrasser, A. C. Gabrys, E. Karlsson, C. Krause, P. J. Lauffs, N. C. Mumm, K. Nürnberger, L. Peter, P. Spiegel, L. Steinert, A. W. Zollitsch, F. Holzapfel, "Online Trajectory Generation Using Clothoid Segments", in 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision (ICARCV), 2016.
[5] S. P. Schatz, V. Schneider, E. Karlsson, F. Holzapfel, T. Baier, C. Dörhöfer, M. Hochstrasser, A. C. Gabrys, C. Krause, P. J. Lauffs, N. C. Mumm, K. Nürnberger, L. Peter, P. Spiegel, L. Steinert, A. W. Zollitsch, "Flightplan Flight Tests of an Experimental DA42 General Aviation Aircraft", in 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision (ICARCV), 2016.
[4] P. J. Lauffs, F. Holzapfel, "Hardware-in-the-loop platform for development of redundant smart actuators", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, vol. 88, no. 3, 2016, pp. 358-364. [doi]
[3] E. Karlsson, S. P. Schatz, T. Baier, C. Dörhöfer, A. C. Gabrys, M. Hochstrasser, C. Krause, P. J. Lauffs, N. C. Mumm, K. Nürnberger, L. Peter, V. Schneider, P. Spiegel, L. Steinert, A. W. Zollitsch, F. Holzapfel, "Automatic Flight Path Control of an Experimental DA42 General Aviation Aircraft", in 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision (ICARCV), 2016.
[2] P. J. Lauffs, M. Hochstrasser and F. Holzapfel, "Real-time Simulation of Nonlinear Transmission Behavior in Electro-Mechanical Flight Control Systems", in Aerospace Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology (ICARES), 2014 IEEE International, IEEE, pp. 39-47. [doi]
[1] P. J. Lauffs, F. Holzapfel, "Hardware-in-the-Loop Platform for Development and Simulation of a Fault Tolerant Control Surface Actuation System with Redundant and Smart Actuators", in UAV World Conference, 2013.

Student Theses Supervised

[7] S. Welzenbach, "Simulation und experimentelle Parametrierung mechanischer Flugsteuerungssysteme", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2015.
[6] L. Braun, "Systematic Approach for a Redesign of a Kite Control Unit", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2015.
[5] D. Peuker, "Recherche, Analyse und Bewertung von Energie-Verteilstrategien in Luftfahrtanwendungen", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2014.
[4] K. Ritt, "Untersuchung, Modellierung und Simulation von Energiegewinnungskonzepten elektrisch betriebener UAVs", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2013.
[3] J. Klotz, "Inbetriebnahme und Vermessung grundlegender Eigenschaften von Querkraftstellern eines aktiven Lastprüfstandes", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2013.
[2] D. Lindner, "Inbetriebnahme und Hardware-in-the-Loop Test eines Flight Control Computers", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2012.
[1] M. Eicher, "Ausblick auf intelligente und redundante Aktuatorik für instabile Flugzeugkonfigurationen", Thesis, Technische Universität München, Garching, 2012.