Professor Roberto Sabatini

Position

Professor

School /
Work Unit

School of Engineering

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 8015

roberto.sabatini@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 251
Level: 3
Room: 24

Bundoora East campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Roberto Sabatini

Roberto Sabatini is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation with more than 25 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defence Industry and in Academia. He is an expert in Avionics, Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), with specific hands-on competence in Flight Guidance, Navigation and Control, C4ISR, Aviation Human Factors and Ergonomics (human-machine teaming, cognitive engineering and trusted authonomy), and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for civil and military aerospace applications. During his career, he was responsible for numerous research and flight test programs on airplanes, helicopters and UAS, and he has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications.

Professor Sabatini served several years as a Military Officer (Air Force Lieutenant Colonel), Flight Test Engineer and RDT&E/Acquisition Manager in the Italian Ministry of Defence and in the US Department of Defence. Before joining RMIT University, Professor Sabatini was the Program Manager of Cranfield University’s task-force working to the European Union Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative for Aeronautics and Air Transport (Co-Principal Investigator and Technical Program Manager of the Systems for Green Operations Integrated Technology Demonstrator – Greener Aircraft Trajectories Under ATM Constraints) and led the research team working to the development of ATM and Avionics Systems compliant with the requirements of SESAR and NextGen.

Key activities

Research leadership

  • Head of Group, Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Air Transport and Aviation Technology Program Leader
  • Member of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre:
    • Avionics and Air Traffic Management Topic Leader
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Member
  • Member of the RMIT Platform Technologies Research Institute

Teaching duties

  • AERO2515 Avionics and Air Traffic Management Systems (MEng Aerospace & Aviation)
  • AERO2461 Sustainable Aviation Engineering (MEng Aerospace & Aviation)
  • AERO2456 Sustainable Aviation & Environment (BAppSc Aviation and BEng Aerospace)
  • AERO2248 Engineering, Society and Sustainability - Offshore (BAppSc Aviation at NUAA in China)
  • AERO2487 Sustainable Aviation & Environment - Offshore (BAppSc Aviation at SIM in Singapore)
  • AERO2355 Aerospace Systems Engineering - Offshore (BEng Aerospace at Kaplan in Singapore)

Management duties

  • School Higher Degree by Research Coordinator
  • Member of the RMIT Graduate Research Committee
  • Program Manager, Joint Aviation Degree with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)

Visiting professorships

  • Visiting Professor of Aerospace Engineering (Avionics and ATM Systems), Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Visiting Professor of Aerospace and Aviation Electronic Systems, Chosun University (South Korea)

Available by appointment (Bundoora East campus)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Engineering in Astronautics, Summa cum Laude, University of Rome (Italy), 2006
  • Senior Engineering Officers Course, Italian Air Force, Air Warfare College, Florence (Italy), 2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace, Power and Sensors, Cranfield University (UK), 2003
  • Master and Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering (double accreditation), Cranfield University (UK) and Rome University (Italy), 1999
  • Master of Science in Navigation Technology, University of Nottingham (UK), 1997
  • Airplane Private Pilot License, Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Rome (Italy), 1995
  • Flight Test Engineer (Avionics) License, Italian Air Force Flight Test Centre, Rome (Italy), 1995
  • Aero Systems Course, Royal Air Force, Air Warfare Centre, Cranwell (UK), 1994
  • NATO Air Electronic Warfare Officer Course, Royal Air Force, Air Warfare Centre, Cranwell (UK), 1994
  • Weapon Employment Officer Course, Royal Air Force, Air Warfare Centre, Cranwell (UK), 1994
  • Advanced Avionics Engineering Officers Courses, Italian Air Force, College of Air Warfare, Florence (Italy), 1993
  • Airborne Parachutist License, Italian Air Infantry, School of Military Parachuting (Italy), 1992
  • Avionics Engineering Officers Course, Italian Air Force, College of Air Warfare, Florence (Italy), 1990

Employment history

  • March 2015 - present: Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation, RMIT University, Australia
  • August 2014 - present. Visiting Professor of Aerospace Engineering (Avionics & Air Traffic Management Systems), Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
  • October 2013 - present. Visiting Professor of Aviation and Aerospace Electronic Systems, Chosun University (South Korea)
  • July 2013 – March 2015. Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering and Aviation (Aviation Team Leader and Head of the ITS Research Group), RMIT University (Australia)
  • September 2012 - June 2013. Visiting Lecturer in Satellite Navigation Systems, University of Greenwich (UK)
  • February 2011 - June 2013. University Lecturer in Aviation Electronic Systems (Avionics & Air Traffic Management Systems), Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, Cranfield University (UK)
  • August 2010 - February 2011. R&D Program Manager (Avionics/Guided Weapon Systems), General Directorate for Aeronautical Armaments, Military Airworthiness Authority and Defence Procurement Agency, Italian Ministry of Defense, Rome (Italy)
  • January 2009 - August 2010. Block Cycle Manager (Software Engineering Manager), US Department of Defense, Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JPRO JTRS) – MIDS International Program Office, San Diego, CA (USA)
  • September 2006 - January 2009. European Logistic Manager, US Department of Defense, Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JPRO JTRS) – MIDS International Program Office, San Diego, CA (USA)
  • September 2006 - August 2010. Italian Platform Representative (National User Requirements and Integration Manager), US Department of Defense, Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JPRO JTRS) – MIDS International Program Office, San Diego, CA (USA)
  • January 2004 - September 2006. Principal Lecturer in Avionic Systems at the Italian Air Force Test Pilot School, Pratica di Mare AFB, Rome (Italy)
  • August 1994 - January 2004. Lecturer in Avionics Systems at the Italian Air Force Test Pilot School, Pratica di Mare AFB, Rome (Italy)
  • January 1995 - September 2006. Visiting Lecturer in Avionic Systems, Italian Ministry of Defence, College of Transport Systems and Materials, Cecchignola, Rome (Italy)
  • March 1993 - September 2006. Experimental Flight Test Engineer & Project Manager, Italian Air Force Logistic Command, Experimental Flight Test Centre, Technical Directorate, Avionics and Armament Department, Pratica di Mare AFB, Rome (Italy)
  • March 1990 - March 1993. Avionics Engineering Officer, Italian Air Force 14th Flight Wing, Flight Inspection & Electronic Warfare, Pratica di Mare AFB, Rome (Italy)

Professional awards and prizes

Scientific and academic awards

  • 2016 Science Award conferred by the Sustainable Aviation Research Society (SARES). The SARES Science Award is conferred to scientists whose research on issues of sustainable aviation has contributed significantly at the international level. The selection is based on the nominee’s articles, h-index, research projects and project outcomes.
  • 2015 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award conferred by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for the paper “Environmental Impact Assessment, on the Operation of Conventional and More Electric Large Commercial Aircraft” published in the SAE International Journal of Aerospace, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 56-64. 2013. Conferred in September 2015.
  • Best Paper Award (Avionics and Mission Systems) - 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress: A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, S. Ramasamy and M. Marino, "Automated ATM System for 4-Dimensional Trajectory Based Operations." 2015
  • RMIT University Certificate of Recognition for “Exceptional Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision and Coordination” in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 2014
  • Best Paper Award (Aerospace Applications) - IEEE Metrology for Aerospace Conference 2014: A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, G. Wild, “Unmanned Aircraft Bistatic LIDAR for CO2 Column Density Determination.” 2014
  • Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation with the following motivation: “In recognition of his distinguished and sustained contributions to research in Avionics and air traffic management systems for manned and unmanned aerospace vehicles.” 2013
  • ATC Global Excellence Awards – Environmental Award Category Finalist: Development of Innovative Route Planning Systems and Software Tools for Greener Aircraft Trajectories in the Current and Future ATM Context (Clean Sky SGO – GATAC Research). 2013
  • ATC Global Excellence Awards – Finalist in the Category Ooutstanding contribution to the next generation of ATM systems: Evolutionary Network-Centric Technologies for 4-Dimensional Trajectory-Based Operations in Europe: ATM and Avionics Systems for Intent Validation, Real-Time Optimisation and Uncertainty-Resilient Operations (ENDEAVOUR Research). 2013
  • NATO Research and Technology Organization Scientific Achievement Award conferred by the NATO Research and Technology Organization Director in recognition of the outstanding contributions provided to the NATO Aviation Research and Flight Test Community (NATO-RTO Systems Concepts and Integration Panel – Flight Test Technical Team). 2008
  • Air Force Achievement Award (Encomium) for the Design, Development, Test and Evaluation of AMX Avionics and Electro-Optical Systems Upgrade (Night Vision Systems, Cockpit Instruments and Displays, Navigation Systems and Guided Weapons Integration). 2005
  • Ministry of Defence Distinguished Lecturer Certificate of Merit for the Lectures and Seminars on Avionics Sensors and Integrated Systems. 2004
  • Air Force Achievement Award (Encomium) for the Design, Development, Test and Evaluation of TORNADO-ECR Avionics Systems Upgrade. 2001
  • Air Force Achievement Award (Eulogy) for the Design, Development, Test and Evaluation of TORNADO-IDS Avionics Systems Upgrade. 1999
  • Royal Air Force Aero Systems Course Leading AcademicStudent – Advanced Avionics and Flight Test Engineering Training. 1995

Other professional honours and distinctions

  • Gold Medal of the Order of Saint Maurice for over 25 years of combined service in the Italian Ministry of Defence and in the US Department of Defence (MIDS IPO). Conferred in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (reserve). 2015
  • Air Force Command Medal (Silver) for over 14 years of executive management duties in the Italian Air Force. Conferred in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (reserve). 2013
  • Program Manager, MIDS Program Office – Team Member of the Quarter (Oct/Nov/Dec 2009) for a “Truly effective technical management of the MIDS Software Engineering and Block Cycle developments, solving technical problems, proposing the best approach to meet the nations’ requirements and allowing the achievement of time-critical program deadlines” – Multifunctional Information Distribution System International Program Office (MIDS-IPO), USA. 2010
  • Air Force Gold Cross Medal for over 20 years of honourable military service as a Commissined Officer in the Italian Air Force. Conferred in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 2010
  • Italian Ministry of Defence Service Achievement Award (Encomium) in “Recognition of outstanding contributions to the MIDS development/integration activities and for the research in support of the NATO Research and Technology Organization” – Italian National Armament Directorate, General Directorate for Telecommunications, Information Technology and Space Systems. 2009
  • Program Manager, MIDS Program Office – Team Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to MIDS R&D and successful integration on European military platforms – Multifunctional Information Distribution System International Program Office (MIDS-IPO), USA. 2009
  • Top Avionics Officer Graduate at the ITAF Air Warfare College Senior Officers Course. First of the Avionics Engineering Officers and Top 1% in Engineering. 2005
  • Air Force Silver Cross Medal for 16 cumulative years (including 15 years Flying Duties) of honourable military service as a Commissioned Officer in the Italian Air Force. 2003
  • NATO Medal for Military Peacekeeping Operations (Air) in Kosovo. 2002
  • Top Avionics Officer Graduate at the ITAF Air Warfare College Advanced Engineering Officers Course. First of the Avionics Engineering Officers and Top 1% in Engineering. 1993

Grants

  • Development of Cognitive Human-Machine Interfaces and Interactions (HMI2) for air traffic management systems. Funded by THALES Australia (2016 to 2018)
  • Development of the dynamics model of the StopRotor UAV for accurate performance evaluation. Funded by: Defence Science Institute (2016 to 2017)
  • Development of an aircraft dynamics model for the StopRotor UAV. Funded by STOPROTOR Unmanned Aircraft Systems (2016 to 2017)
  • Next generation air traffic management systems: multi-objective four-dimensional trajectory optimisation, negotiation & validation for intent based operations. Funded by THALES Australia (2014 to 2016)
  • Uncertainty analysis for unmanned aircraft sense-and-avoid (Partner: AEROSONDE). Awarded by: Victoria Government - Research for Aviation Industry (2014)
  • Optimising 4 Dimensional Trajectories (4DT) via acoustically sensed wind measurements (Partner: AEROSONDE). Awarded by: Victoria Government - Research for Aviation Industry (2014)
  • Analytical method for structural integrity monitoring (Partner: ADVEA). Awarded by: Victoria Government - Research for Aviation Industry (2014)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Life Member, Armed Forced Communications & Electronics Association
  • Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia
  • Member, City & Guilds of London Institute
  • Member, Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Member, US Institute of Navigation

Research overview

Research grants

  • Total External Research Grants: $ 9,391,000
  • Total Internal Research Grants: $ 8,368,000

Industrial collaborations

  • ADS Avionics, Munich, Germany
  • Aersonde, Melbourne, Australia
  • Aerotech Systems, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Agusta Westland, Cascina Costa di Samarate, Varese, Italy
  • Airbus, Toulouse, France
  • Alenia Aeromacchi, Turin, Italy
  • Alenia Aeromacchi, Venegono Superiore, Varese, Italy
  • BAE Systems Australia, Melbourne, Australia
  • BAE Systems, Rochester, United Kingdom
  • BAE Systems, San Diego, California
  • BAE Systems, Warton, United Kingdom
  • Barco-Orthogon, Bremen, Germany
  • EADS, Unterschleissheim, Munich, Germany
  • Embraer, São José dos Campos, Brazil
  • Express Freighters Australia, Melbourne, Australia
  • Flight Data Systems, Melbourne, Australia
  • Indra, Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain
  • IDS Australia, Brendale, Australia
  • IT-Systems, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Lot-Oriel, Milan, Italy
  • Northrop Grumman Italia, Pomezia, Rome, Italy
  • Qantas, Flight Training Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • QinetiQ, Boscombe Down, United Kingdom
  • QinetiQ, Farnborough, United Kingdom
  • Resource Group, Worcester, United Kingdom
  • Rockwell-Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
  • Saab Aerosystems Flight Test and Verification, Linköping, Sweden
  • Selex do Brazil, Brasila, Brazil
  • Selex-ES, Rome, Italy
  • Selex-ES, Genoa, Italy
  • Textron Systems, Melbourne, Australia
  • Thales Australia, Melbourne, Australia
  • Thales Avionics, Toulouse, France
  • Viasat, Rancho Bernardo, California, USA

Government and academic collaborations

  • Air Services Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • Brazilian Ministry of Defence, Brasilia, Brazil
  • Brazilian Air Force, General Command of Air Operations, Brazil
  • Canadian National Research Council, Institute for Aerospace Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Canberra
  • Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom
  • Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
  • Dutch Aerospace Research Centre (NLR), Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • EPNER Test Pilot School & Flight Test Centre, Istres, France
  • European Union Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative for Aeronautics and Air Transport, Brussels, Belgium
  • German Aerospace Research Centre (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
  • Institution Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Madrid, Spain
  • Institution Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, Brazil
  • Italian Air Force Flight Test Centre, Pratica di Mare, Italy
  • Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio Systems, San Diego, California, USA
  • Military Police of the Federal District, Brasilia, Brazil
  • NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre, Edwards, California, USA
  • Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy
  • Program Executive Office C4I&SPACE, San Diego, California, USA
  • Romanian Flight Test & Research Center, Craiova, Romania
  • Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
  • Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking, Brussels, Belgium
  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego, California, USA
  • Technical University of Braunscweig, Beaunschweig, Germany
  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
  • US Air Force Flight Test Centre, Edwards AFB, California, USA
  • US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Alabama, USA
  • US Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, USA

International working groups

  • NASA Ames Unmanned Aicraft Systems ATM Collaborative Flight Test Group. 2014-Present
  • European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN). 2013-Present
  • European Union Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative for Aeronautics and Air Transport: Systems for Green Operations (SGO) – Cranfield University Program Manager and Co-Principal Investigator. 2011-2013
  • European Technology Platform Photonics 21: Information and Communications Working Group. 2008-present
  • European Technology Platform Photonics 21: Research, Education and Training Working Group. 2008-present
  • NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) – Systems Concepts and Integration Panel (SCI). Flight Test Technical Group (SCI-172) National Representative for Italy. 1999-2012
  • MIDS International Review Board (MIRB) and Joint MIDS/JTIDS International Configuration Review Board (JICRB). 2009-2010
  • MIDS Technical Working Group (TWG) and Interface Control Working Group (ICWG). 2006-2010
  • MIDS Problem Report Board (PRB), Problem Report Review (PRR) Working Group and International Logistics Working Group (ILWG). 2006-2010
  • MIDS Configuration Control Review Board and Configuration Control Board (Software Technical Officer in Charge). 2006-2010
  • NATO Technical Working Group for Combat Identification. 2002-2005
  • USA-Italy New Generation IFF Testing Ad-Hoc Working Group. 2003-2005
  • NATO EUROFIGHTER and TORNADO Management Agency (NETMA) – EF-2000 Avionics Working Group, Navigation Specialist. 1999-2005
  • AMX International Executive Committee and Flight Operations Panel. 2000-2004
  • NATO Consultation, Command and Control Board (NC3B) Technical Working Group on Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS). 1999-2003
  • NATO Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) – Sensors and Propagation Panel (SPP) National Member. 1996-1998

Selected publications

Professor Roberto Sabatini is lead author and co-author of more than 280 publications, including 5 books, 5 book chapters, 149 articles in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, 18 invited keynote lectures, 28 research seminars and tutorials, and 89 research reports. Selected publications are listed below:

  • A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, S. Ramasamy, “Multi-Objective Optimisation of Aircraft Flight Trajectories in the ATM and Avionics Context.” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 83, pp. 1-36. May 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2016.11.006
  • R. Sabatini, F. Cappello, S. Ramasamy, A. Gardi and R. Clothier, “An Innovative Navigation and Guidance System for Small Unmanned Aircraft using Low-Cost Sensors.” Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 87, Issue 6, pp. 540-545. October 2015. DOI: 10.1108/AEAT-06-2014-0081
  • Y. Lim, A. Gardi and R. Sabatini, "Modelling and evaluation of aircraft contrails for 4-dimensional trajectory optimisation." SAE International Journal of Aerospace, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 248-259. December 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2538
  • M. Marino, A. Gardi, R. Sabatini and T. Kistan, "Minimizing the Cost of Weather Cells and Persistent Contrail Formation Region Avoidance Using Multi-Objective Trajectory Optimization in Air Traffic Management."  SAE International Journal of Aerospace, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 38-46. September 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2392
  • A. Mohamed, S. Watkins, R. Clothier, M. Abdulrahim, K. Massey and R. Sabatini, “Fixed-wing MAV attitude stability in atmospheric turbulence—Part 2: Investigating biologically-inspired sensor.” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 71, pp. 1-13, November 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2014.06.002
  • R. Sabatini,A. Subic, G. E. Dorrington, A. Mouritz, C. H. Wang, C. Bil, T. Kistan, A. Gardi and S. Ramasamy, "A Roadmap for Aviation Research in Australia", in Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, ch. eae1082, R. Blockley and W. Shyy eds., John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
  • R. Sabatini, A. Gardi, S. Ramasamy, T. Kistan, and M. Marino, "Modern Avionics and ATM Systems for Green Operations", in Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, ch. eae1064, R. Blockley and W. Shyy eds., John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
  • S. Ramasamy, R. Sabatini, and A. Gardi, "A Novel Approach to Cooperative and Non-Cooperative RPAS Detect-and-Avoid." SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2470, 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2470
  • A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, S. Ramasamy, M. Marino, and T. Kistan, "Automated ATM System Enabling 4DT-Based Operations", SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2539, 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2539
  • F. Cappello, S. Ramasamy, and R. Sabatini, "Low-Cost RPAS Navigation and Guidance System using Square Root Unscented Kalman Filter", SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2459, 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2459
  • S. Ramasamy and R. Sabatini, "Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Performance Criteria for Safety-Critical Avionic Systems." SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2544, 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2544
  • A. Gardi and R. Sabatini, "Bistatic DIAL for Multi-Species Aviation Pollutant Measurements from RPAS." SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2477, 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2477
  • F. Cappello, R. Sabatini, and S. Ramasamy, "Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Techniques for RPAS Detect, Track and Avoid", SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2475, 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-2475
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore, C. Hill, and S. Ramasamy, "Assessing Avionics-Based GNSS Integrity Augmentation Performance in UAS Mission- and Safety-Critical Tasks." 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems 2015 (ICUAS '15), Denver, CO, USA, 2015.
  • S. Ramasamy and R. Sabatini, "A Unified Approach to Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Sense-and-Avoid." 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems 2015 (ICUAS '15), Denver, CO, USA, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2015.7152360
  • S. Ramasamy, A. Gardi, J. Liu, and R. Sabatini, "A Laser Obstacle Detection and Avoidance System for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Applications." 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS '15), Denver, CO, USA, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2015.7152332
  • A. Gardi, S. Ramasamy, and R. Sabatini, "4-Dimensional Trajectory Generation Algorithms for RPAS Mission Management Systems." 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS '15), Denver, CO, USA, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2015.7152314
  • F. Cappello, S. Ramasamy, R. Sabatini, and J. Liu, "Low-Cost Sensors Based Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Techniques for RPAS Navigation and Guidance", in proceedings: 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS '15), Denver, CO, USA, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2015.7152354
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore, C. Hill, and S. Ramasamy, "Evaluating GNSS Integrity Augmentation Techniques for UAS Sense-and-Avoid", in proceedings: 2015 International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace 2015), Benevento, Italy, 2015.
  • M. Marino, R. Sabatini, and A. Fisher, "The Effect of Tube Deformities and Tolerances on the Dynamic Calibration of a Tubing System." 2nd International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace 2015), Benevento, Italy, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2015.7180709
  • F. Cappello, S. Ramasamy, and R. Sabatini, "Particle Filter based Multi-sensor Data Fusion Techniques for RPAS Navigation and Guidance." 2nd International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace 2015), Benevento, Italy, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2015.7180689
  • A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, T. Kistan, Y. Lim, and S. Ramasamy, "4-Dimensional Trajectory Functionalities for Air Traffic Management Systems." Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance conference (ICNS 2015), Herndon, VA, USA, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ICNSURV.2015.7121246
  • S. Ramasamy, R. Sabatini, and A. Gardi, "Novel Flight Management Systems for Improved Safety and Sustainability in the CNS+A Context." Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance conference (ICNS 2015), Herndon, VA, USA, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ICNSURV.2015.7121225
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore and C. Hill, “Avionics-Based GNSS Integrity Augmentation for Unmanned Aerial Systems Sense-and-Avoid.” Paper presented at the 27th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation: ION GNSS+ 2014. Tampa (FL, USA), September 2014.
  • A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, S. Ramasamy and T. Kistan, “Real-Time Trajectory Optimization Models for Next Generation Air Traffic Management Systems.” Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 327-332, 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.327
  • R. Sabatini, A. Gardi and S. Ramasamy, “A Laser Obstacle Warning and Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft Sense-and-Avoid.” Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 355-360, 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.355
  • S. Ramasamy, R. Sabatini, A. Gardi and T. Kistan, “Next Generation Flight Management System for Real-Time Trajectory Based Operations.” Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 344-349, 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.344
  • S. Ramasamy, M. Sangam, R. Sabatini and A. Gardi, “Flight Management System for Unmanned Reusable Space Vehicle Atmospheric and Re-entry Trajectory Optimisation.” Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 304-309, 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.304
  • M. J. Marino, S. Watkins, R. Sabatini, and A. Gardi, "Sensing Unsteady Pressure on MAV Wings: a New Method for Turbulence Alleviation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 629, pp. 48-54, Oct. 2014 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.48
  • A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, and S. Ramasamy, "Bistatic LIDAR System for the Characterisation of Aviation-Related Pollutant Column Densities", Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 629, pp. 257-262, 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.257
  • M. Burston, R. Sabatini, R. Clothier, A. Gardi, and S. Ramasamy, "Reverse Engineering of a Fixed Wing Unmanned Aicraft 6-DOF Model for Navigation and Guidance Applications", Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 629, pp. 164-169, Oct. 2014 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.164
  • J. Sarson-Lawrence, R. Sabatini, R. Clothier, and A. Gardi, "Experimental Determination of Low-Cost Servomotor Reliability for Small Unmanned Aircraft Applications", Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 629, pp. 202-207, Oct. 2014 2014. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.202
  • R. Sabatini, “Innovative Flight Test Instrumentation and Techniques for Airborne Laser Systems Performance Analysis and Mission Effectiveness Evaluation.” IEEE Metrology for Aerospace Conference 2014 (MetroAeroSpace 2014). Benevento (Italy), May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2014.6865886
  • R. Sabatini, A. Gardi, S. Ramasamy and M. A. Richardson, “A Laser Obstacle Warning and Avoidance System for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft.” IEEE Metrology for Aerospace Conference 2014 (MetroAeroSpace 2014). Benevento (Italy), May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2014.6865998
  • A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, G. Wild, “Unmanned Aircraft Bistatic LIDAR for CO2 Column Density Determination.” IEEE Metrology for Aerospace Conference 2014 (MetroAeroSpace 2014). Benevento (Italy), May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2014.6865892
  • S. Ramasamy, R. Sabatini and A. Gardi, “Avionics Sensor Fusion for Small Size Unmanned Aircraft Sense-and-Avoid.” IEEE Metrology for Aerospace Conference 2014 (MetroAeroSpace 2014). Benevento (Italy), May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2014.6865933
  • M. Marino, S. Watkins, R. Sabatini and A. Gardi, “Unsteady Pressure Measurements on a MAV Wing for the Design of a Turbulence Mitigation System.” IEEE Metrology for Aerospace Conference 2014 (MetroAeroSpace 2014). Benevento (Italy), May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2014.6865909
  • M. Burston, R. Sabatini, A. Gardi and R. Clothier, “Reverse Engineering of a Fixed Wing Unmanned Aircraft 6-DoF Model Based on Laser Scanner Measurements.” IEEE Metrology for Aerospace Conference 2014 (MetroAeroSpace 2014). Benevento (Italy), May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2014.6865910
  • R. Sabatini, C. Bartel, A. Kaharkar, T. Shaid, S. Ramasamy, “Navigation and Guidance System Architectures for Small Unmanned Aircraft Applications.” International Journal of Mechanical, Industrial Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 733-752. International Science Index. April 2014. waset.org/publications/9998114
  • R. Sabatini, A. Gardi and M. A. Richardson, “LIDAR Obstacle Warning and Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft.” International Journal of Mechanical, Industrial Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 62-73. International Science Index. April 2014. waset.org/publications/9997995
  • R. Sabatini, M.A. Richardson, M. Cantiello, M. Toscano, P. Fiorini, D. Zammit-Mangion and A. Gardi. “Experimental Flight Testing of Night Vision Imaging Systems in Military Fighter Aircraft.” Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 42, No.1, pp1-15. January 2014. DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120339
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore, C. Hill, “A Novel GNSS Integrity Augmentation System for Civil and Military Aircraft.” International Journal of Mechanical, Industrial Science and Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 1433-1449. International Science Index 84, 2013. December 2013. waset.org/publications/9996882
  • R. Sabatini, M. A. Richardson, M. Cantiello, M. Toscano, P. Fiorini, “A Novel Approach to Night Vision Imaging Systems Development, Integration and Verification in Military Aircraft.” Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 10–23. December 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2013.08.021
  • R. Sabatini, L. Rodriguez, A. Kaharkar, C. Bartel, T. Shaid, D. Zammit-Mangion, “Low-Cost Navigation and Guidance Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Part 2: Attitude Determination and Control.” Annual of Navigation. Vol. 20, pp.97-126. November 2013. DOI: 10.2478/aon-2013-0008
  • R. Seresinhe, C. Lawson and R. Sabatini, “Environmental Impact Assessment, on the Operation of Conventional and More Electric Large Commercial Aircraft.” SAE International Journal of Aerospace, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 56-64. September 2013. DOI: 10.4271/2013-01-2086
  • R. Sabatini, S. Ramasamy, A. Gardi and L. Rodriguez Salazar, “Low-cost Sensors Data Fusion for Small Size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Navigation and Guidance.” International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 16-47. August 2013. DOI: 10.14323/ijuseng.2013.11
  • M. Sangam, R. Sabatini, S. Ramasamy and A. Gardi, “Advanced Flight Management System for an Unmanned Reusable Space Vehicle.” International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 48-68. August 2013. DOI: 10.14323/ijuseng.2013.12
  • A. Gardi, R. Sabatini, S. Ramasamy, K. de Ridder, “4-Dimensional Trajectory Negotiation and Validation System for the Next Generation Air Traffic Management.” AIAA Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC) conference 2013. Boston, Massachusetts (USA), August 2013. DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-4893
  • S. Ramasamy, R. Sabatini, A. Gardi, Y. Liu, “Novel Flight Management System for Real-Time 4-Dimensional Trajectory Based Operations.” AIAA Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC) conference 2013. Boston, Massachusetts (USA), August 2013. DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-4763
  • D. Pisani, D. Zammit-Mangion and R. Sabatini, “City-Pair Trajectory Optimization in the Presence of Winds using the GATAC Framework.” AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) conference 2013. Boston, Massachusetts (USA), August 2013. DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-4970
  • R. Sabatini, A. Kaharkar, C. Bartel and T. Shaid, "Carrier-phase GNSS Attitude Determination and Control for Small UAV Applications.” Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4. July 2013. DOI: 10.4172/2168-9792.1000120
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore, C. Hill, “A New Avionics Based GNSS Integrity Augmentation System: Part 2 – Integrity Flags.” Journal of Navigation, Vol. 66, No. 4, pp. 511-522. June 2013. DOI:10.1017/S0373463313000143
  • R. Sabatini, M.A. Richardson and E. Roviaro, "Development and Flight Test of an Avionics LIDAR for Helicopter and UAV Low-Level Flight.” Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4. May 2013. DOI: 10.4172/2168-9792.1000114
  • R. Sabatini, “Avionics Data Networks, Systems Integration and Certification Challenges.” International SMi Digital Cockpit Seminar 2013. London (United Kingdom), May 2013.
  • R. Sabatini, M.A. Richardson, C. Bartel, A. Kaharkar, T. Shaid, L. Rodriguez and A. Gardi, “A Low-cost Vision Based Navigation System for Small Size Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications.” Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3. May 2013. DOI: 10.4172/2168-9792.1000110
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore and C. Hill, “A New Avionics Based GNSS Integrity Augmentation System: Part 1 – Fundamentals.” Journal of Navigation, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 363-383. May 2013. DOI:10.1017/S0373463313000027
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore and C. Hill, “Recent Advances in Satellite Navigation Systems for Military Avionics Applications.” Paper presented at the International SMi Digital Cockpit Conference 2013. London (United Kingdom), May 2013.
  • R. Sabatini and M.A. Richardson, “Novel Atmospheric Extinction Measurement Techniques for Aerospace Laser System Applications.” Infrared Physics and Technology, Vol. 56, pp. 30-50. January 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.infrared.2012.10.002
  • R. Navaratne, M. Tessaro, W. Gu, V. Sethi, P. Pilidis, R. Sabatini and D. Zammit-Mangion, “Generic Framework for Multi-Disciplinary Trajectory Optimization of Aircraft and Power Plant Integrated Systems.” Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering. December 2012. DOI: 10.4172/2168-9792.1000103
  • R. Sabatini, C. Bartel, A. Kaharkar, T. Shaid, L. Rodriguez, D. Zammit-Mangion and H. Jia, “Low-Cost Navigation and Guidance Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Part 1: Vision-Based and Integrated Sensors.” Annual of Navigation, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 71-98. December 2012. DOI: 10.2478/v10367-012-0019-3
  • D. Zammit-Mangion, S. Rydell, R. Sabatini and H. Jia, “A Case Study of Arrival and Departure Manager Cooperation for Reducing Airborne Holding Times at Destination Airports.” 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012). Brisbane (Australia), September 2012.
  • K. Chircop, D. Zammit-Mangion, R. Sabatini, “Bi-Objective Pseudospectral Optimal Control Techniques for Aircraft Trajectory Optimisation.” 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012). Brisbane (Australia), September 2012.
  • M. Cooper, C. Lawson, D. Quaglia, R. Sabatini, D. Zammit-Mangion, “Trajectory Optimisation for Energy Efficiency of an Aircraft with Electrical and Hydraulic Actuation Systems.” 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012). Brisbane (Australia), September 2012.
  • J. Gauci, D. Zammit-Mangion, R. Sabatini, “Correspondence and Clustering Methods for Image-Based Wing-Tip Collision Avoidance Techniques.” 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012). Brisbane (Australia), September 2012.
  • R. Sabatini, T. Moore and C. Hill, “Avionics Based GNSS Integrity Augmentation for Mission- and Safety-Critical Applications.” 25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation: ION GNSS-2012. Nashville (Tennessee), September 2012.
  • W. Camilleri, K. Chircop, D. Zammit-Mangion, R. Sabatini, V. Sethi, “Design and Validation of a Detailed Aircraft Performance Model for Trajectory Optimization.” AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference (MST 2012). Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), August 2012. DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-4566
  • M. Sammut, D. Zammit-Mangion, R. Sabatini, “Optimization of Fuel Consumption in Climb Trajectories using Genetic Algorithm Techniques.” AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (GNC 2012). Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), August 2012. DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-4829
  • W. Gu, R. Navaratne, D. Quaglia, Y. Yu., K. Chircop, I. Madani, H. Jia, V. Sethi, R. Sabatini, D. Zammit-Mangion, “Towards the Development of a Multi-disciplinary Flight Trajectory Optimization Tool — GATAC.” ASME Turbo Expo 2012 Conference. Copenhagen (Denmark), June 2012. DOI: 10.1115/GT2012-69862
  • R. Sabatini, C. Bartel, A. Kaharkar, T. Shaid, H. Jia, and D. Zammit-Mangion, “Design and Integration of Vision-based Navigation Sensors for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Navigation and Guidance.” Proceedings of the SPIE 8439, Optical Sensing and Detection II, Photonics Europe conference 2012. Brussels (Belgium), March 2012. DOI: 10.1117/12.922776
  • R. Sabatini, M.A. Richardson, H. Jia, and D. Zammit-Mangion, “Airborne Laser Systems for Atmospheric Sounding in the Near Infrared.” Proceedings of the SPIE 8433, Laser Sources and Applications, Photonics Europe conference 2012. Brussels (Belgium), March 2012. DOI: 10.1117/12.915718
  • R. Sabatini, M.A. Richardson, M. Cantiello, M. Toscano, Pietro Fiorini, H. Jia, David Zammit-Mangion, "Night Vision Imaging Systems Design, Integration and Verification in Military Fighter Aircraft." Proceedings of the SPIE 8439, Optical Sensing and Detection II, Photonics Europe conference 2012. Brussels (Belgium), March 2012. DOI: 10.1117/12.915720
  • R. Sabatini and M.A. Richardson, “Airborne Laser Systems Testing and Analysis.” Volume published by the NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) – Systems Concepts and Integration Panel (SCI). AGARDograph Series RTO-AG-300, Vol. 26. 2010.
  • R. Sabatini and M.A. Richardson, “Airborne Laser Systems Testing, Safety Analysis, Modelling and Simulation.” Paper presented at the 21st Annual Symposium of the Society of Flight Test Engineers – European Chapter. Vergiate, Varese (Italy), October 2010.
  • R. Sabatini, L. Aulanier, L. Foreman, M. Martinez, B. Pour, H. Rutz, S. Snow and A. Zamorano, “Present and Future of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS): Platform Integration, Terminal Modifications and Future Enhancements.” Paper presented at the International Data Link Society (IDLS) Annual Symposium IDLS 2009. Vienna (Austria), June 2009.
  • R. Sabatini, L. Aulanier, L. Foreman, M. Martinez, B. Pour, H. Rutz and S. Snow, “Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Integration Programs and Future Developments.” IEEE/AFCEA Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2009). Boston, MA (USA), March 2009. DOI: 10.1109/MILCOM.2009.5379806
  • R. Sabatini, “Development of a Laser Test Range for the Italian Air Force – Novel Techniques for Airborne Laser Systems Test and Evaluation.” Defence-IQ Military Aerospace Test and Evaluation Conference 2009. London (United Kingdom), March 2009.
  • R. Sabatini and M.A. Richardson, “Innovative Methods for Planetary Atmospheric Sounding by Lasers.” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2008 Conference. San Diego, CA (USA), July 2008. DOI: 10.2514/6.2008-7670
  • R. Sabatini, L. Aulanier, G. Marinoni, M. Martinez Ruiz, B. Pour and H. Rutz, “Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Developments, Integration Programs and Interoperability Analysis in a Global Context.” Paper presented at the International Data Link Society (IDLS) Symposium “IDLS 2008 – Building Interoperability in a global Context.” Sydney (Australia), June 2008.
  • R. Sabatini and G. Marinoni, “Modelling, Simulation and Test Activities for integration of Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals into Italian Military Aircraft.” Paper presented at the Aerospace Testing, Design and Manufacturing Expo 2008 organized by Reed Elsevier. Munich (Germany), April 2008.
  • R. Sabatini, “Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal (LVT) Modifications and Enhancements.” International Data Link Society (IDLS) Conference 2008 “Building Interoperability in a Global Context.” Sydney (Australia), April 2008.
  • M. Martinez Ruiz, A. Artes Rodriguez and R. Sabatini, “Progressive Still Image Transmission over a Tactical Data Link Network. A Case Study: JPEG2000 Compressed Images over a Link 16 Network.” Paper presented at the NATO RTO IST-083 Symposium on “Military Communications with a Special Focus on Tactical Communications for Network Centric Operations.” Prague (Czech Republic), March 2008.
  • R. Sabatini, L. Aulanier, G. Marinoni, M. Martinez, B. Pour and H. Rutz, “Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal Development and Integration Programs towards Network Centric Allied/Coalition Operations.” Paper presented at the NATO RTO IST-083 Symposium on “Military Communications with a Special Focus on Tactical Communications for Network Centric Operations.” Prague (Czech Republic), March 2008.
  • R. Sabatini and G. B. Palmerini, “Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) for Flight Testing.” Volume published by the NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) – Systems Concepts and Integration Panel (SCI). AGARDograph Series RTO-AG-160, Vol. 21. 2008.
  • R. Sabatini and G. Marinoni, “Link 16 Network Simulation and Experimental Activities for Integration of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) into Italian Military Platforms.” Paper Presented at the International Data Link Society (IDLS) Annual Symposium “IDLS-2007.” Washington DC (USA), May 2007.
  • R. Sabatini, M.A. Richardson and T. Jenkin, “A Laser Obstacle Avoidance System for Helicopter Nap-of-the-Earth Flying.” UK Journal of Defence Science (Classified). Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. R41-R46. May 2005.
  • R. Sabatini and M.A. Richardson, “A New Approach to Eye-Safety Analysis for Airborne Laser Systems Flight Test and Training Operations.” Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 191-198. June 2003. DOI: 10.1016/S0030-3992(02)00171-8
  • R. Sabatini, “Aircraft Autonomous Integrity Augmentation for High Precision Differential GPS Applications.” Paper presented at the Symposium “Emerging Military Capabilities Enabled by Advances in Navigation Sensors”, organized by the Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel (SET) of the NATO-RTO. Istanbul (Turkey), June 2002.
  • R. Sabatini, E. Roviaro and M. Cottalasso, “Development of a LIDAR system for Helicopter Nap-of-the-Earth Flying: Performance Prediction, Simulation and Flight Testing.” Paper presented at the Symposium “Emerging Military Capabilities Enabled by Advances in Navigation Sensors”, organized by the Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel (SET) of NATO-RTO. Istanbul (Turkey), June 2002.
  • R. Sabatini, E. Roviaro and M. Cottalasso, “Development of a Laser Collision Avoidance System for Helicopters: Obstacle Detection/Classification and Calculation of Alternative Flight Paths.” Paper presented at the Symposium “Complementarities of LADAR and RADAR”, organized by the Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel (SET) of NATO-RTO. Prague (Czech Republic), March 2002.
  • R. Sabatini, F. Guercio, G. Campo and A. Marciante, “Simulation and Flight Testing for Integration of a Laser Designation Pod and Laser Guided Bombs on Italian TORNADO-IDS.” Paper presented at the Symposium “Integration of Simulation with System Testing” organized by the NATO-RTO Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel. Toulouse (France), May 2001.
  • R. Sabatini and M.A. Richardson, “System Integration and Flight Testing of a Laser Designation Pod and Laser Guided Bombs on the Italian TORNADO Interdiction and Strike Aircraft.” Journal of Battlefield Technology. Vol. 4, No 2, pp. 37-48. May 2001.
  • R. Sabatini and M. Massari, “MB-339CD Aircraft Development. COTS Integration in a Modern Avionics Architecture.” Paper presented at the Conference “Strategies to Mitigate Obsolescence in Defence Systems Using Commercial Components”, organized by the NATO-RTO Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel. Budapest (Hungary), May 2000.
  • R. Sabatini, F. Guercio, G. Campo and A. Marciante, “Laser Guided Bombs and Convertible Designation Pod Integration on Italian TORNADO-IDS.” Paper presented at the 31st Annual Symposium of the Society of Flight Test Engineers “Flight Test in the New Millennium.” Turin (Italy), June 2000.
  • R. Sabatini, F. Guercio and S. Vignola, “Airborne Laser Systems Performance Analysis and Mission Planning.” Paper presented at the Conference “Advanced Mission Management and System Integration Technologies for Improved Tactical Operations”, organized by the NATO-RTO Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel. Florence (Italy), May 1999.
  • R. Sabatini, “DGPS and DGPS/INS Trajectography for Flight Testing.” Paper presented at the 11th Symposium of the Society of Flight Test Engineers - European Chapter. Delft Technical University (The Netherlands), March 1999.
  • R. Sabatini, “High Precision DGPS and DGPS/INS Positioning for Flight Testing.” Paper presented at the 6th Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems (Central Scientific and Research Institute of Russia “Elektropribor”/NATO-RTO SCI Panel). Saint Petersburg (Russia), March 1999.
  • R. Sabatini, “Tactical Laser Systems Performance Prediction, Simulation and Flight Testing.” Paper presented at the 10th Annual Symposium of the Society of Flight Test Engineers - European Chapter: “Quality of Flight Test.” Linköping (Sweden), April 1998.