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    • 3Cat-1 project: a multi-payload CubeSat for scientific experiments and technology demonstrators 

      Jové Casulleras, Roger; Araguz López, Carles; Via Ortega, Pol; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Vidal Mateu, David; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Marí Barceló, Marc; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Sáez Hernández, Alberto; Jané Abad, Jaume; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Iannazzo Soteras, Mario Enrique; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Ortega Villasclaras, Pablo Rafael; Pons Nin, Joan; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2017)
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      This article introduces 3 Cat-1, the first project of the Technical University of Catalonia to build and launch a nano-satellite. Its main scope is to develop, construct, assemble, test and launch into a low Earth orbit a ...
    • 3Cat-1: a multi-payload Cubesat-based scientific and technology demonstrator 

      Jové Casulleras, Roger; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Vidal Mateu, David; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Araguz López, Carles; Marí Barceló, Marc; Ortega Villasclaras, Pablo Rafael; Pons Nin, Joan; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Iannazzo Soteras, Mario Enrique (European Spatial Agengy (ESA), 2014)
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    • A comparison of analytical models for resonant inductive coupling wireless power transfer 

      Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Gutiérrez Cabello, Jordi (The Electromagnetics Academy, 2012)
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      Recent research in wireless power transfer (WPT) using resonant inductive coupling has demonstrated very high e±ciencies (above 40%) at large distances compared to the antenna dimensions, which has exponentially increased ...
    • A design-oriented characterization framework for decentralized, distributed, autonomous systems: the nano-satellite swarm case 

      Araguz López, Carles; Closa, Marc; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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      The design of autonomous operational schemes for distributed, decentralized systems is expected to bring multiple qualities to systems of this kind. One of their instances are Earth-observing swarms of nano-satellites, in ...
    • Advances in non-radiative resonant inductive coupling wireless power transfer: a comparison of alternative circuit and system models driven by emergent applications 

      Bou Balust, Elisenda; Sedwick, Raymond; Hu, Patrick; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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      Recent research in wireless power transfer (WPT) using resonant inductive coupling has demonstrated very high efficiencies at large distances compared to the transmitting element dimensions, thereby increasing the number ...
    • Applying autonomy to distributed satellite systems: Trends, challenges, and future prospects 

      Araguz López, Carles; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (2018-03-26)
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      While monolithic satellite missions still pose significant advantages in terms of accuracy and operations, novel distributed architectures are promising improved flexibility, responsiveness, and adaptability to structural ...
    • Architectural optimization framework for earth-observing heterogeneous constellations : marine weather forecast case 

      Araguz López, Carles; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Vicario, Gonzalo; Lluch i Cruz, Ignasi; Matevosyan, Hripsime; Golkar, Alessandro; Cote, Judith; Pierotti, Stéphane; Rodríguez, Pedro; Alvaro Sanchez, A.; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz (2019-01-25)
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      Earth observation satellite programs are currently facing, for some applications, the need to deliver hourly revisit times, subkilometric spatial resolutions, and near-real-time data access times. These stringent requirements, ...
    • Class E2 resonant non-radiative wireless power transfer link: a design-oriented joint circuit-system co-characterization approach 

      Bou Balust, Elisenda; Nagashima, Tomoharu; Sekiya, Hiroo; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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      Resonant Inductive CouplingWireless Power Transfer is a key technology to provide an efficient and harmless wireless energy channel to consumer electronics, biomedical implants and wireless sensor networks. Many applications ...
    • Demonstration of electromagnetic formation flight and wireless power transfer 

      Porter, Allison K; Allinger, Dustin J; Sedwick, Raymond; Merk, John; Opperman, Roedolph A.; Buck, Alexander; Eslinger, Gregory; Fisher, Peter; Miller, David W; Bou Balust, Elisenda (2014-11-01)
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      The Resonant Inductive Near-Field Generation System uses a single set of hardware to perform both electromagnetic formation flight and wireless power transfer operations in a six-degree-of-freedom microgravity environment. ...
    • Design and optimization of a polar satellite mission to complement the Copernicus System 

      Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Alvaro Sanchez, A.; Araguz López, Carles; Barrot, G.; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Cornara, Stefania; Gutiérrez Peña, Pedro Antonio; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Lesne, O.; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lluch, I.; Males, Jan; Mangin, A.; Matevosyan, H.; Monge, A.; Narkiewicz, J.; Ourevitch, S.; Pierotti, S.; Pica, U.; Poghosyan, A.; Ruiz de Azúa Ortega, Joan Adrià (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-06-05)
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      The space industry is currently witnessing two concurrent trends: the increased modularity and miniaturization of technologies and the deployment of constellations of distributed satellite systems. As a consequence of the ...
    • Design guidelines for general-purpose payload-oriented nanosatellite software architectures 

      Araguz López, Carles; Marí, Marc; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Selva, Daniel (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2018-01-01)
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      Despite their limited lifespan and reduced cost, nanosatellite missions have proved to be suitable platforms for Earth observation, scientific experiments, and technology demonstration. During the last years, the number ...
    • Designing CDIO capstone projects: a systems thinking approach 

      Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Oliveras Vergés, Albert; Pegueroles Vallés, Josep R.; Sayrol Clols, Elisa; Marqués Acosta, Fernando (2013)
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      Given the all-pervasiveness of Systems thinking -which consists of thinking about things as systemsas a way of reasoning, in this work we will describe its application to make an interpretation of how to conceive and ...
    • Inductively coupled wireless power transfer with Class-E2 DC-DC converter 

      Nagashima, Tomoharu; Inoue, Kazuhide; Wei, Xiuqin; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Sekiya, Hiroo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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      This paper proposes an inductive coupled wireless power transfer (WPT) system with class-E2 dc-dc converter along with its design procedure. The proposed WPT system can achieve high power-conversion efficiency at high ...
    • Interference analysis on resonant inductive coupled wireless power transfer 

      Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Sedwick, Raymond; Fisher, Peter (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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      Resonant Inductive Coupling Wireless Power Transfer is a key technology to provide an efficient and harmless wireless energy channel to consumer electronics, biomedical implants and wireless sensor networks. However, there ...
    • Linking media: adopting semantic technologies for multimodal media connection 

      Fernàndez, Dèlia; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Giró Nieto, Xavier; Riviero, Juan Carlos; Espadaler, Joan; Rodríguez, David; Colom Serra, Aleix; Rimmerk, Joan Marco; Varas, David; Massuda, Issey; Roig, Carlos (CEUR-WS.org, 2018)
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      Today's media and news organizations are constantly generating large amounts of multimedia content, majorly delivered online. As the online media market grows, the management and delivery of contents is becoming a challenge. ...
    • Magnetic characterization of interfering objects in resonant inductive coupling wireless power transfer 

      Bou Balust, Elisenda; Vidal, D.; Sedwick, Raymond; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (The Electromagnetics Academy, 2013)
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      Resonant Inductive Coupling (RIC) Wireless Power Transfer is a key technology to provide an efficient and harmless wireless energy channel to consumer electronics, biomedical implants and wireless sensor networks. However, ...
    • Maximizing efficiency through impedance matching from a circuit-centric model of non-radiactive resonant wireless power transfer 

      Bou Balust, Elisenda; Sedwick, Raymond; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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      Recent research in wireless power transfer (WPT) using resonant inductive coupling has demonstrated very high efficiencies (above 40%) at large distances compared to the transmitting element dimensions, thereby exponentially ...
    • Mission and system architecture for an operational network of earth observation satellite nodes 

      Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Vicario, Gonzalo; Pierotti, Stéphane; Cote, Judith; Araguz López, Carles; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Rodríguez, Pedro; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz (2019)
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      Over the next few years, Europe will take important steps towards implementing the architecture of the Copernicus Space Component for Earth Observation (EO), fulfilling the needs of stakeholders concerned with land monitoring, ...
    • Mission and system architecture for an operational network of earth observation satellite nodes 

      Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Vicario de Miguel, Gonzalo; Pierotti, Stéphane; Cote, Judith; Araguz López, Carles; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Rodríguez Perochena, Pedro; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz; Golkar, Alessandro; Lluch i Cruz, Ignasi; Matevosyan, Hripsime (2020-06-27)
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      Nowadays, constellations and distributed networks of satellites are emerging as clear development trends in the space system market to enable augmentation, enhancement, and possibilities of new applications for future Earth ...
    • On tunable switch-mode reactive networks: a gyrator-based resonator emulation 

      Saad, M.A.; Egidos, Nuria; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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      This paper introduces the concept of switch-mode tunable emulated reactive networks. The idea of implementing reactive networks based on the theory of gyrators is proposed and characterized in an application-driven ...