RESEARCH PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS
OLDER PROJECTS (Master thesis, CubeSats, etc.)
Before I discovered the wonderful world of computer vision, robotics, and machine learning, I spent time as an undergrad working with embedded systems. I've always been fascinated by aerospace, and my master thesis consisted in the design (hardware and software) of the on-board computer of a nano-satellite, which was eventually launched in space in 2016. I also undertook research on my own on rocket propulsion with hybrid motors (liquid oxidizer and solid fuel). This involved everything from the building of electronic sensors, the design of a static test bench, the thermodynamics calculations to design the motor itself, the engineering/building of the mechanical parts, the distillation of the chemicals used as fuel... Loads of fun, and some stunning results I'm still proud of (visually and in terms of combustion efficiency and other quantitative measures).
Design, construction, and test of a reliable, redundant on-board computer (OBC) for the OUFTI-1 CubeSat of the University of Liege
Kerem Can, Damien Teney, Amandine Denis, Jonathan Pisane, Jacques Verly, Benelux URSI Forum, 2011.
Design and Implementation of On-board Processor and Software of Nanosatellite OUFTI-1
Damien Teney, Master Thesis, University of Liège, 2009.
OUFTI-1 Nanosatellite of the University of Liège [ External link ]
Jonathan Pisane, Renaud Henrard, Gauthier Pierlot, Damien Teney, 6th Annual CubeSat Workshop, San Luis Obispo, 2009.
Experimental research on rocket propulsion [ External link ]
Using hybrid propellants (liquid oxidizer/solid fuel), in particular with hydrogen peroxide, achieving reliable hypergolic ignition and combustion efficiencies of more than 80%; 2005-2007.