La recerca del grup Icarus se centra en l'àmbit dels vehicles aeris no tripulats, també anomenats UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Com el seu nom indica aquests aparells no disposen d'un pilot humà a bord. L'objectiu del grup és investigar tecnologies que permetin desenvolupar UAVs de baix cost amb capacitat per realitzar missions de caràcter civil de forma totalment autònoma per tal que puguin actuar en situacions crítiques, D-cub situations (Dull,Dirty,Dangerous).

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  • Adherencia al tratamiento de deformidades craneales con un dispositivo ortopédico sensorizado 

    Rosas, Lucero; Garcia, Julio; Oller Arcas, Antonio; López Rubio, Juan; Alcober Segura, Jesús Ángel (2015)
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    Existe una enfermedad que afecta a niños acabados de nacer que provoca malformaciones craneales y, las posibilidades de tratamiento (quirúrgico) son limitadas hasta que el niño tiene una edad en que no se ponga en riego ...
  • Passive Vertical Tracking using DME Multilateration 

    Ramírez Alcántara, Jorge; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Salazar, Dagoberto; Royo Chic, Pablo; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    The increasing number of touristic flights over Barcelona city has raised an increasing number of complaints by the city dwellers. The need to distinguish the touristic flights from the state aircraft motivates a study of ...
  • Evaluation of in-flight trajectory optimisation with time constraints in a moving base flight simulator 

    Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Bussink, Frank; Verhoeven, Ronald; Marsman, Adri (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    This paper describes an aircraft trajectory optimisation algorithm that is part of the time and energy managed operations (TEMO) concept, a new trajectory planning and guidance strategy for advanced four dimensional (4D) ...
  • WEMSgen: a real-time weather modelling library for on-board trajectory optimisation and planning 

    Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Vilardaga García-Cascón, Santi; Isanta, Roger; Bas, Isidro; Birling, Florent (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    WEMSgen is a stand-alone application devel- oped within the Clean Sky FASTOP (Fast Opti- miser for continuous descent approaches) project that is capable to load weather data in standard GRIB (General ...
  • Teaching engineering with autonomous learning activities 

    Otero Calviño, Beatriz; Rodríguez Luna, Eva; Royo Chic, Pablo (Institut de Ciències de l'Educació (ICE), 2015-09-01)
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    This paper proposes several actvites that encourage self-learning in engineering courses. For each actvity, the context and the pedagogical issues addressed are described emphasizing strengths and weaknesses. Specifcally, ...
  • Increasing UAV capabilities through autopilot and flight plan abstraction 

    Santamaria Barnadas, Eduard; Royo Chic, Pablo; López Rubio, Juan; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2007)
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    This paper presents two novel avionics subsystems that aim at overcoming two clearly identified drawbacks of current UAV technology. Firstly, on board exploitation of autopilot telemetry is a complex and autopilot dependent ...
  • An architecture to automate UAS operations in non-segregated airspace 

    Pastor Llorens, Enric; Royo Chic, Pablo; Santamaria Barnadas, Eduard; Pérez Batlle, Marcos; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2011)
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    Technology evolution in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) will affect the Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance regarding to new military and civil applications. UAS, as new airspace users, will represent new ...
  • Operating cost based cruise speed reduction for ground delay programs: Effect of scope length 

    Delgado Muñoz, Luis; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2014-11-01)
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    Ground delay programs typically involve the delaying of aircraft that are departing from origin airports within some set distance of a capacity constrained destination airport. Long haul flights are not delayed in this ...
  • Real-time aircraft continuous descent trajectory optimization with ATC time constraints using direct collocation methods. 

    Verhoeven, Ronald; Dalmau Codina, Ramon; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; de Gelder, Nico (2014)
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    1 Abstract In this paper an initial implementation of a real - time aircraft trajectory optimization algorithm is presented . The aircraft trajectory for descent and approach is computed for ...
  • Enhancement of a time and energy management algorithm for continuous descent operations 

    Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Pérez Batlle, Marcos; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Vilardaga García-Gascon, Santi; Bas, Isidro; Birling, Florent; Verhoeven, Ronald; Marsman, Adri (2014)
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    In previous research, an aircraft trajectory planning algorithm was developed aiming at optimizing continuous descent operations with required times of arrival at given waypoints. A non-linear optimal control problem was ...

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