Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering
Brian Zammit is a lecturer at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, where he teaches fundamentals of electronics and electronic instrumentation systems. His career started with STMicroelectronics Malta as a maintenance technician in 1998 after obtaining a diploma in Industrial Electronics from the Fellenberg Training Centre. He later joined the University of Malta where he obtained an honours degree in Electronics Engineering in 2003.
He worked in industry for another two years before returning to University in 2005 as a research engineer and later as an Assistant Lecturer. He obtained his Ph.D degree in air traffic safety in 2015 from the University of Malta. His doctoral work focussed on airborne flight safety systems for assisting the flight crews of large commercial aircraft in recovering from unexpected trajectory upsets during time-constrained descents.
Research interests: Air traffic management and operations, Vehicle localisation technologies, Trajectory planning and optimisation, Electronic design for unmanned aircraft systems, Electronic instrumentation and computer based simulations.
- Zammit-Mangion, D., Sammut, A., Zammit, B., A Method and System for resolving Traffic Conflicts in Take-off and Landing, UK Patent, GB2460954, Awarded 2ndMarch 2011, Priority MT4255 20th June 2008.
- Zammit-Mangion, D., Sammut, A., Zammit, B., A Method and System for resolving Traffic Conflicts in Take-off and Landing US Patent, US8,457,812-B2, Awarded June 4th2013, Priority MT4225 20th June 2008.
- Zammit B., Montebello J., Drop height and double stacking Technique, Patent No. ITMI20061671, Awarded 2005
- Zammit, B. & Zammit-Mangion, D. 2014, “On-Board Energy Recovery Assistance for Time-Constrained Descents”,Proceedings of the 33rd AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC2014), Awarded Best Paper of Emerging Technologies Session, IEEE/AIAA, Colorado Springs, CO, 5-9 October 2014.
- Zammit, B. & Zammit-Mangion, D. 2013, “Accuracy Considerations of a Simple Aircraft Trajectory Prediction Model for Idle Thrust Descents”,Proceedings of the 32nd AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC2013), ed. IEEE/AIAA, AIAA/IEEE, East Syracuse, NY, 6-10 October 2013, pp. 1E2-1.
- Sammut, A., Zammit, B., Azzopardi, M.A., Zammit-Mangion, D. & Szasz, S. 2010, “Design and Pilot Evaluation of a Runway Conflict Detecting and Alerting System”, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, 2010.
- Sammut, A., Zammit-Mangion, D. & Zammit, B. 2010, “Design and preliminary pilot assessment of a directive runway conflict alerting and resolution system”, ICAS, Proceedings of the 27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2010), 2010, pp. 4643.
- Sammut, A., Zammit, B. & Zammit-Mangion, D. 2007, “Improving Runway Safety through Airborne Conflict Detection and Alerting”, CEAS, First CEAS European Air and Space Conference, 2007.
- Sammut, A., Zammit, B. & Zammit-Mangion, D. 2007, “A Traffic Surveillance Function and Conflict Detection Method for Runway Manoeuvres”,7th AIAA ATIO Conf, 2nd CEIAT Int’l Conf on Innov and Integr in Aero Sciences, 17th LTA Systems Tech Conf followed by 2nd TEOS Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 7th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Conference, 2007.
- Sammut, A., Zammit, B. & Zammit-Mangion, D. 2006, “A Traffic Movement Monitoring Computer for Pre-emptive Runway Conflict Detection”,AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechancis Conference and Exhibit, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), AIAA AFM, 2006.
- Zammit-Mangion, D., Zammit, B. & Sammut, A. 2006, “A Performace-Based Method for Improving Safety during Runway Maneovres”,AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Colorado, Denver, USA, 2006.