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Dr Omar Ariff
Dr Omar Ariff
postal addressNewton building (UG11), The Cresent, Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, UK, M5 4WT.
telephone+44 (0)161 295 5666
Key Memberships
From October 2014 to present.
From October 2014 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Research Projects - ongoing

  1. Autonomous Aerial Hard Docking
  2. Autonomous dynamic soaring (Aerodynamics and flight control)
  3. Towed glider air launch concept
  4. Missile guidance algorithms and applications

Interested post-graduate students are welcome to contact me

I completed my Bachelor’s degree (with 2nd class upper honours) in Aeronautical Engineering from City University, London in 1998 and proceeded to do a fully funded direct PhD program at the UK Defence Academy, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, completing it in 2005. There, I specialized in Guidance and Navigation of Anti-air Missile Systems.

At the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, I focused on guidance, navigation and control of small scale UAVs for my post-doctoral research from 2008 to 2011, and was involved in two UAV development projects. The first was the stabilization and control of a mini vertical take-off and landing UAV, and the second was a 7kg weight class fuel cell powered UAV design and development.

During my term as a Contract Senior Lecturer from 2011 to 2014 with Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia, I focused on the application of UAVs to agricultural applications, beginning with a multi-rotor UAV development program for use in oil palm plantations, followed by UAV design for oil palm plantation monitoring using hyperspectral imaging devices.

Key Qualifications
Final year specialisation - Aeroelasticity
Key Presence
Memberships of External Bodies

Unmanned Aerial Systems Interest Group