M.Eng. Harald Wojtkowiak

Research Assistant

Aerospace Information Technology
Department of Computer Science VIII
Emil-Fischer-Str. 32, Room 3.212, 3rd floor, right side
Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg
Campus Hubland Nord, D-97074 Würzburg
Germany

Phone:  +49-931-31-88676
Fax: +49-931-888-6679
Email: wojtkowiak@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de


Summary

Harald Wojtkowiak studied mechatronics at the FH Aschaffenburg (University of Applied Sciences) and finished his diploma in Sept. 2006. His major field of study was on the one hand information and automation technology and on the other hand automotive mechatronics and automotive safety. During his diploma thesis he wrote an administration and database application for the measure and test centre of TRW Aschaffenburg, a manufacturer for automotive steering wheels and airbags.
After he had finished his studies in mechatronics, he added a second consecutive master-study (M.Eng. - Master of Engineering) in Electrical Engineering. The main part of this study was the research and development of an electronic control unit (ECU) for automotive diesel engines, especially for the laboratory operation.
After one year in the automotive industry, where he worked as a hardware and software developer, he changed to the University of Würzburg as a Research Assistant involved in the STELLA project. In August 2009 he started his PhD-studies under the supervision of Prof. Hakan Kayal at the Department of Computer Science. His research is focused on pico and nano satellites. Special interests are autonomous star sensors and miniaturization of space systems and components.

 

 

Publications

2014

  • Fischer, W., Balagurin, O., Kayal, H., Wojtkowiak, H.: Hardwarenahe Softwarelösungen für Miniaturisierte Sternsensoren. 63. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (2014).
     
  • Balagurin, O., Fellinger, G., Fischer, W., Kayal, H., Wojtkowiak, H.: Methods and Systems for Increasing Autonomy of Earth Observation Satellites. Small Satellites Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium. ESA & CNES (2014).
     
  • Balagurin, O., Fischer, W., Kayal, H., Wojtkowiak, H.: STAR SENSOR SOLUTIONS FOR PICO AND NANOSATELLITE. Small Satellites Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium. ESA & CNES (2014).
     
  • Wojtkowiak, H., Balagurin, O., Fellinger, G., Fischer, W., Garcia Fernandez, B., Kayal, H.: ASAP: Autonomous onboard mission planning. 65th International Astronautical Congress. International Astronautical Federation (2014).
     

2013

  • Fellinger, G., Dietrich, G., Fette, G., Kayal, H., Puppe, F., Schneider, V., Wojtkowiak, H.: ADIA: A Novel Onboard Failure Diagnostic System for Nanosatellites. 64th International Astronautical Congress. International Astronautical Federation (2013).
     
  • Wojtkowiak, H., Balagurin, O., Fellinger, G., Kayal, H.: ASAP: AUTONOMY THROUGH ON-BOARD PLANNING. 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST). AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2013).
     
  • Wojtkowiak, H., Balagurin, O., Fellinger, G., Kayal, H.: ASAP: Increasing the autonomy of small satellites. 9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation. International Academy of Astronautics (2013).
     
  • Wojtkowiak, H., Balagurin, O., Fellinger, G., Kayal, H.: ASAP: AUTONOMOUS DYNAMIC SCHEDULING FOR SMALL SATELLITES. 64th International Astronautical Congress. International Astronautical Federation (2013).
     
  • Balagurin, O., Fischer, W., Kayal, H., Wojtkowiak, H.: AN AUTONOMOUS IMAGING SYSTEM WITH MISSION PLANNING CAPABILITY. 62. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (2013).
     
  • Barschke, M., Ballheimer, W., Dornburg, L., Noack, D., Briess, K., Adirim, H., Pilz, N., Kayal, H., Balagurin, O., Wojtkowiak, H., Nitzschke, C.: TechnoSat-A Nanosatellite Mission for On-Orbit Technology Demonstration. 27th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites. AIAA/Utah State University (2013).
     

2012

  • Kayal, H., Balagurin, O., Wojtkowiak, H.: ASAP – A Sensor System for Autonomous Event Detection and on Board Planning. 63rd International Astronautical Congress. International Astronautical Federation (2012).
     
  • Kayal, H., Balagurin, O., Wojtkowiak, H.: ASAP – AUTONOMER BILDSENSOR UND PLANUNGSSYSTEM FÜR NANOSATELLITEN. 61. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (2012).
     
  • Balagurin, O., Kayal, H., Wojtkowiak, H.: VALIDATION AND QUALIFICATION OF A CMOS BASED MINIATURE STAR TRACKER FOR SMALL SATELLITES. Small Satellites Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium. ESA & CNES (2012).
     
  • Kayal, H., Balagurin, O., Wojtkowiak, H.: ASAP: A NOVEL AUTONOMOUS IMAGE SENSOR FOR EVENT DETECTION AND ON BOARD PLANNING SYSTEM. Small Satellites Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium. ESA & CNES (2012).
     

2011

  • Balagurin, O., Kayal, H., Wojtkowiak, H.: STELLA - A New Small Star Tracker for Pico and Nano Satellites. 8th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation. International Academy of Astronautics (2011).
     
  • Wojtkowiak, H., Balagurin, O., Kayal, H.: A NOVEL APS STAR TRACKER FOR PICO- AND NANO- SATELLITES. 62nd International Astronautical Congress. International Astronautical Federation (2011).
     
  • Balagurin, O., Kayal, H., Harald, W.: TEST AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF THE NEW STAR TRACKER STELLA. 60. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (2011).
     

2010

  • Wojtkowiak, H., Balagurin, O., Kayal, H.: STELLA Konzeption und Aufbau eines Sternsensor für Pico- und Nanosatelliten. ILA-Workshop „Pico- und Nanosatellitenaktivitäten in Deutschland“. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (2010).