Person

Dipl.-Ing.

Thomas A. Schervan

Thomas Schervan
Lehrstuhl und Institut für Strukturmechanik und Leichtbau

Address

Building: 1320

Room: 417

Wüllnerstraße 7

52062 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 96833

Office Hours

by appointment.
 

About Mr. Schervan

Thomas A. Schervan studied mechanical engineering with the mayor aerospace engineering at RWTH Aachen University and at Politecnico di Milano. Since his graduation in 2012 he is employed as scientific assistant at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design in Aachen (SLA). As doctoral candidate his research focuses on developing and applying machine learning algorithms, in particular deep learning neural networks, in order to predict or calculate the mechanical behavior of lightweight structures. During his time at the institute he build up expertise in the fields of structural optimization using genetic algorithms, thermal-mechanical analysis of satellite structures and gave lectures in Introduction into the Design of Shell Structures and the Structural Design of Spacecrafts.

Six years, from 2012 to 2018 he has worked together with his team on a mayor project supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) called iBOSS - intelligent Building Blocks for On-Orbit Satellite Servicing and Assembly, dealing with the development of a modular satellite architectures which is maintainable in space. In early 2017 the company iBOSS GmbH was founded and Mr. Schervan as one of the co-founder took the position of the start-up’s CEO. Since spring 2020 he works as project manager on the SLOTD4.0 project, supported and fundend by DLR, which develops a exchangable satellite payload module.

  • since 2020 project manager of SLOTD4.0
  • since 2017 co-founder and Chied Excecutive Officer of iBOSS GmbH
  • 2017 - 2018 project manager of iBOSS-3
  • 2015 - 2018 collaboration and research on the project iBOSS-3 intelligent modular system for on-orbit satellite servicing and assembly
  • 2012 - 2015 collaboration and research on the project iBOSS-2 - development of a modular satellite system
  • since 2012 scientific assistant at the SLA
  • Diploma 2012, mechanical engineering, specialisation in aerospace engineering
  • Topics of Diploma thesis and student research projects: Structural Optimization with Genetic Optimization Algorithms and Artificial Neural Networks
  • 2006 / 2008 student assistant at ilb - Institute for Lightweight Design former SLA
  • Space Research Group -Project Mars Habitat - Cooperation with students and institutes of various disciplines at RWTH Aachen and DLR - German Aerospace Center
  • 2005/2006 semester abroad - Politecnico di Milano Technical University, Italy
  • Freelancer for software and web development

 

Research

iBLOCK robotic manipulation at ILA 2016 in Berlin Copyright: © SLA
 
 
  • Intelligent Building Blocks for On-orbit Satellite Servicing

iBOSS-2

iBOSS-3

  • Preliminary Design with Aritfical Neural Networks using Deep Learning Startegies
 

Publications

Source Author(s)
[Journal Article]
AMS-100: The next generation magnetic spectrometer in space - An international science platform for physics and astrophysics at Lagrange point 2
In: Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research / A, 944, 1-13, 2019
[DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2019.162561]
Schael, Stefan (Corresponding author)
Atanasyan, Alexander
Berdugo, J.
Bretz, Thomas
Czupalla, Markus
Dachwald, Bernd
von Doetinchem, P.
Duranti, M.
Gast, Henning (Corresponding author)
Karpinski, Waclaw
Kirn, Thomas
Lübelsmeyer, Klaus
Maña, C.
Marrocchesi, P. S.
Mertsch, Philipp
Moskalenko, I. V.
Schervan, Thomas A.
Schluse, Michael
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
Schultz von Dratzig, Arndt
Senatore, C.
Spies, L.
Wakely, S. P.
Wlochal, Michael
Uglietti, D.
Zimmermann, Jannik
[Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Game-changing space system interface approach with standard potentialand space eco-system impact
In: [69th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2018, 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-05, Bremen, Germany], 2018
Kreise, Joerg (Corresponding author)
Schervan, Thomas A.
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
Meyer, Thomas
[Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Assembly and Qualification of a Modular Satellite Structure
In: [69th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2018, 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-05, Bremen, Germany], 2018
Schervan, Thomas A. (Corresponding author)
Richert, Philip Bastian
Zimmermann, Jannik
Zeis, Christopher
Häming, Anna Magdalena
Dück, Andreas
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
[Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Mechanical Testing and Analysis of Hybrid Bonded Joints and Load Introduction Elements
In: [European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing 2018, ECSSMET 2018, 2018-05-28 - 2018-06-01, Noordwijk, The Netherlands], 2018
Richert, Philip Bastian (Corresponding author)
Zimmermann, Jannik
Schervan, Thomas A.
Dafnis, Athanasios
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
[Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings]
iBOSS Modular Plug & Play - Standardized Building Block Solutions for Future Space Systems Enhancing Capabilities and Flexibility, Design, Architecture and Operations
In: Unlocking imagination, fostering innovation and strengthening security : 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2017) : Adelaide, Australia 25-29 September 2017 / International Astronautical Federation. - 14, IAC-17.D1.2.3, 9375-9385, 2018
Schervan, Thomas A. (First author)
Kortmann, Martin (Collaboration author)
Schröder, Kai-Uwe (Collaboration author)
Kreisel, Jörg (Corresponding author)
[Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Design Strategy, Numerical Analysis and Testing of a Modular Satellite Structure
In: [68th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-17, 2017-09-25 - 2017-09-29, Adelaide, Australia], 2017
Schervan, Thomas A. (Corresponding author)
Richert, Philip Bastian
Zimmermann, Jannik
Häming, Anna Magdalena
Dafnis, Athanasios
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
[Conference Presentation]
iBOSS Modular Plug & Play - Standardized Building Block Solutions for Future Space Systems Enhancing Capabilities and Flexibility, Design, Architecture and Operations
In: 68th International Astronautical Congress Adelaide 2017-09-25 - 2017-09-29, 2017
Schervan, Thomas A. (Corresponding author)
Kortmann, Martin (Collaboration author)
Schröder, Kai-Uwe (Collaboration author)
Kreisel, Jörg (Corresponding author)
[Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Building Block-Based "iBOSS" Approach: Fully Modular Systems with Standard Interface to Enhance Future Satellites
In: [66rd International Astronautical Congress, IAC-15, 12.10.2015-16.10.2015, Jerusalem, Israel], 2015
Kortmann, Martin (Corresponding author)
Dafnis, Athanasios
Schervan, Thomas A.
Schmidt, Hauke Gerjet
Rühl, Steffen
Weise, Jana
[Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Thermo-Mechanical Concept for a Modular On-Orbit-Serviceable Satellite System
In: Our world needs space : 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014 (IAC 2014) ; Toronto, Canada, 29 September - 3 October 2014 / [International Astronautical Federation]. - Volume 1-14, 2015
Schervan, Thomas A.
Adomeit, André (Corresponding author)
Dafnis, Athanasios Dimitri (Corresponding author)
Reimerdes, Hans-Günther (Corresponding author)
[Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Entwicklung eines modularen und wartbaren Satellitenbaukastens
In: 62. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2013 : 10. - 12. September 2032, Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft ; [Vorträge] / DGLR, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- u. Raumfahrt, 2013
Adomeit, André
Schervan, Thomas A.
Kortmann, Martin
Dafnis, Athanasios Dimitri
Reimerdes, Hans-Günther
[Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Structural Concept and Design for Modular and Serviceable Spacecraft Systems
In: 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2013 : Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 8 - 11 April 2013 ; [and co-located conferences: 21st AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 15th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 14th AIAA Dynamics Specialists Conference, 14th AIAA Gossamer Systems Forum, and 9th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference (MDO)]. - Vol. 3, Paper 1575, 2069-2079, 2013
Adomeit, André
Lakshmanan, Martin
Schervan, Thomas A.
Dafnis, Athanasios
Reimerdes, Hans-Günther
[Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Design of a Mars Habitat by an Interdisciplinary Working Group : Basic Concepts for Structure and Life Support System
In: 56th International Astronautical Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, the International Academy of Astronautics, and the International Institute of Space Law : [Proceedings], IAC-05-A1.6.09, 11 S., 2005
[DOI: 10.2514/6.IAC-05-A1.6.09]
Heidrich, Sebastian
Langen, Britta (Corresponding author)
Gruhlke, Martin C. H. (Corresponding author)
Schervan, Thomas A. (Corresponding author)
Derz, Uwe (Corresponding author)
Nölke, Daniel (Corresponding author)
 

Lectures

Lecture Semester

Introduction to the Design of Shell Structures

WS 2019/2020






 
 

Research Papers and Theses

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Supervised Student Theses

Diploma Theses

  • L. Was, Auslegung und thermomechanische Analyse der Seitenwandverbindung eines modularen Satellitensystems, 2014

  • K. D. Mastrogeorgiou, Thermo-mechanical analysis of a frame-based structure for satellite systems, 2013

Master Theses

  • A. F. Ortiz Ortiz, Numerische Analyse der Thermomechanischen Spannungen einer Sandwichplatte mit integrierter Satellitenschnittstelle und Entwurf eines Testaufbaus zur Validierung , 2017

  • M. Busen, Vorauslegung und Analyse eines Mars-Eintrittssystems und -Landesystems für ein modulares Raumfahrzeug, 2016

  • E. Zajac, Entwicklung und Konstruktion eines Entriegelungsmechanismus für modulare Satellitensysteme, 2016

Bachelor Theses

  • A. Berzins, Application of Deep Learning Neural Networks in the Preliminary Design of Lightweight Structures, 2018

  • J. E. Viala, Risikoanalyse und Schildkonzepte eines modularen Satellitensystems zum Schutz vor Weltraumschrott und Mikrometeoriten, 2016

  • M.Tolstoj, Analyse und Bewertung des Leichtbaupotentials von Heatpipes bei modularen Satellitensystemen, 2015

  • A. Huck, Schadensmodelle von Mikrometeoriten und Weltraumtrümmern, 2015

  • M. Plett, Thermomechanische Analyse und Strukturkonzeptbewertung eines Modularen Satellitensystems, 2014

  • P. Lyssakow, Thermomechanische Untersuchung der mechanischen Schnittstelle eines modularen Satellitensystems, 2014

Projcet Theses

  • K. Hsieh, J. E. Viala, Lebensdaueranalyse und Materialauslegung eines modularen Satellitensystems, 2014