The research project SmartWings successfully demonstrated the objective to reduce vertical loads by more than 60% during actual manned test flight in atmospheric turbulence. The newspaper Kleine Zeitung published the article “Durchbruch in Forschung: In Kärnten wurde Luftfahrt-Geschichte geschrieben” on 22.11.2021, where the technology is explained in further detail by Prof. Georg Schitter and Andras Galffy.
The research partners ACIN – Advanced Mechatronics Systems and Turbulence Solutions GmbH are looking forward to further joint research projects following the vision to make flights turbulence-free.
Further scientific details on this FFG funded project are available here.
A compact high-precision 3D measurement system was developed by Daniel Wertjanz, researcher at ACIN under guidance of Prof. Schitter, for future vibration-compensated measurements in industrial environments.
In cooperation with the Aspelmeyer Group (University of Vienna), ACIN was able to cool the motion of an optically trapped nanoparticle into the quantum ground state at room temperature. Also, we achieved a very precise estimation of the particle’s position and velocity, as close to the Heisenberg limit as no one did before.
These cutting-edge results are published in Nature Volume 595 Issue 7867, 15 July 2021
(L. Magrini et al., Real-time optimal quantum control of mechanical motion at room temperature, Nature (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03602-3)
We are happy that these achievements have also been taken up by media and are presented to the general public:
Heiß-kaltes Glaskügelchen in Quantenzustand wurde präzise vermessen, derstandard.at 15.07.2021
Ein Gedankenexperiment wird real, orf.at 14.07.2021
Heisenberg under the microscope, TU Wien press release 15.07.2021
Quantensystem steuern wie einen Roboter, diepresse.com 16.07.2021
Steuerung für Quantensystem, trend.Premium, 30.07.2021
Heisenberg microscope controls at the quantum level, Wiley News 11.08.2021
Die Quanten kommen aufs Fließband, orf.at 06.09.2021
Schwerpunkt: Quantenforschung: Mit der Kombination zweier Forschungsfelder zu neuen Sensoren Ö1 Wissen aktuell, 06.09.2021