M. De Cesare
CIRA - Italian Aerospace Research Centre
Prof. M. De Cesare, PhD, is Senior Researcher in Applied Physics at CIRA (Italian Aerospace Research Centre) and Professor in Aerospace Physics Methodologies at University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. He is also PM&SEM in Novel Physics Methodologies for Aerospace Applications and a SEM in Airborne-gamma measurements for Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Monitoring. Aerospace / His principal applications are based on the development of novel technologies for material and plasma applications in the re-entry vehicle phases. The Diagnostic Methodologies and Measurement Techniques Division at CIRA tests innovative structures for space re-entry vehicles and sustained hypersonic flight and for aeronautical subjected to high thermal gradients. It develops and perfects advanced experimental methods and tools: thermography technique, Spectroscopy and Laser applications. A new technique with radioactive ions (7Be), is under development for the study of recession rate of Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials for space re-entry. The laboratory carries out its tests in two large CIRA facilities, the SCIROCCO and GHIBLI plasma wind tunnels, which simulate the extreme conditions encountered during space re-entries and hypersonic flight. This allows the laboratory to validate newly developed design methods and to study very advanced TPS material.
standard systems (e.g. ICPMS, gamma spectroscopy), Airborne (with light helicopters and drones),