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Germán Porras Alonso de Celada - Altran expert in Monitoring and Alerting System for Solar Impulse
"I lead the Monitoring and Alerting System (MAS) activities within Altran Spain, running a team of 6 engineers from both Altran Spain and UK. 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."