Aerospace Sciences Department, UBI
Kouamana Bousson
Associate Professor of Aerospace Sciences


address    Aerospace Sciences Department
Calçada Fonte do Lameiro
6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal 

email

   bousson@ubi.pt, k1bousson@yahoo.com
phone    +351-275 329 713
fax    +351-275 329 768 



Research Interests
Aircraft Control Systems, Trajectory Optimization & Control, Identification

Teaching Interests
Aircraft Systems, Flight Dynamics & Control, Missile Guidance & Control

Education
PhD, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, 1993

MSc, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, 1989

MEng, Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), Toulouse, 1988

Public and Academic Positions
Associate Professor, Aerospace Sciences Dept., University of Beira Interior, 2004-present

Course Director, Aerospace Sciences Dept., University of Beira Interior, 2001-2006

Vice-President, Aerospace Sciences Dept., University of Beira Interior, 2002-2005

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Sciences Dept., University of Beira Interior, 1998-2004

Invited Assistant Professor, Aerospace Sciences Dept., Univ. of Beira Interior, 1995-1998

Researcher, French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), Toulouse, 1993-1995

Teaching Associate, Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), Toulouse, 1992-1994

Teaching Assistant, Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique et de Gestion, Toulouse, 1990-1992

Society Membership
AIAA-American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Publications
Author or co-author of more than 50 publications (books and papers in journals and conference proceedings.
Some Relevant Publications:
Bousson, K., “Time-varying Parameter Estimation with Application to Trajectory Tracking”, accepted for publication in Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 79(4), 2007.

Bousson, K. and Correia, S.D., “Optimization Algorithm Based on Densification and Dynamic Canonical Descent”, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 191, pp. 269-279, 2006.

Bousson, K., “Single Grid-point Dynamic Programming for Trajectory Optimization”, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit, Paper Nº AIAA 2005-5902, San Francisco, USA, 15-18 August 2005.

Bousson, K., “Viable Feedback Space Trajectory Control”, Proceedings of the International Council for Astronautical Sciences (ICAS-2004), Paper ID-462, Yokohama, Japan, August 29 – September 3, 2004.

K. Bousson: “Sequential Nonlinear Identification of Stability Derivatives by Gain Adaptation”, Russian-American Journal of Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems, Vol. 7, No.2(14), pp. 61-72, 2002.

K. Bousson: “Sequential Parameter Identification Method For Nonlinear Systems”, Proceedings of  the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Vancouver, Canada, October 27-30, pp. 874-878, 2002.

K. Bousson: “Automatic Guidance of Aircraft for Collision Avoidance in Terminal Areas”, Russian-American Journal of Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems, Vol. 6, No.2(12), pp. 49-57, 2001.

K. Bousson: “Efficient Global Optimization Based on Dynamic Canonical Descent”. Journal Systems Science, Vol. 26, Nº 4, pp. 61-78, 2001.

F. Guerrin, K. Bousson, J.Ph. Steyer, L. Travé-Massuyès: “Qualitative Reasoning Methods for CELSS Modeling”, Advances in Space Research Journal, Vol. 14, Nº. 11, pp. (11)307 - (11)312, 1994.


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