Since the first edition, MetroAeroSpace represents the international meeting place in the world of research in the field of measurement and instrumentation for aerospace involving institutions and academia in a discussion on the state-of-the-art concerning issues that require a joint approach by experts of measurement, instrumentation and industrial testing, typically professional engineers, and experts in innovation metrology, typically academics. The increasing number of scientists attending MetroAeroSpace and coming from fields that can be very far from engineering, led to a positive hybridization of the conference.
In this framework the sixth edition of the IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (www.metroaerospace.org), was proposed as an international meeting place in the world of research in the field of metrology for aerospace.
MetroAeroSpace 2019 was jointly organized by Pasquale Daponte, University of Sannio, Italy, Stefano Debei, University of Padua, and Robert Rassa, Raytheon, US, acting as executive co-chairs. Technical Program Chairs were Stephen Dyer, Kansas State University, US, Marco Pertile, University of Padua, Italy, while Luca De Vito, University of Sannio, Italy and Cosimo Stallo, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy, served as a Publicity Chair and Treasury Chair, respectively. Honorary Chair was Marina Ruggieri, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy.
The Workshop was organized in Turin, at ALTEC S.p.A. (Aerospace Logistics Technology Engineering Company), as is well known, the public-private company is a center of excellence for the provision of engineering and logistic services to support operations and use of the International Space Station and to support the development and implementation of planetary exploration missions. Special thanks goes to ALTEC and Thales Alenia Space for their hospitality and support to the MetroAeroSpace organization. It is worth to note a technical visit offered to all attendees to the main ALTEC facilities including the ExoMars 2020 Rover Operations Control Center (ROCC). The ROCC is the center that will receive daily from Mars the telemetry data of the Rover and will send the sequences of commands to indicate to the Rover which activities to carry out day by day (or better, sol by sol) on the Red Planet, once landed and the exit phase from the landing platform is completed.
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