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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)
      Article
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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)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
    • A crosstalk latch circuit design 

      Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Pons Nin, Joan; Anglada, Raimon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1990)
      Conference report
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      A D-latch sequential circuit design is presented that exhibits an elevated degree of tolerance to common and differential mode noise in the clock lines. The circuit tolerates noise voltages in the clock signals in the range ...
    • A CubeSAT payload for in-situ monitoring of pentacene degradation due to atomic oxygen etching in LEO 

      Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; López Rodríguez, Gema; Figueras, Eduard; Jové Casulleras, Roger; Araguz López, Carles; Via Ortega, Pol; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel (2016-09-01)
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      This paper reports and discusses the design and ground tests of a CubeSat payload which allows to measure, in-situ and in real time, the degradation of a polymer of electronic interest due to atomic oxygen etching in LEO. ...
    • A miniaturized 3d heat flux sensor to characterize heat transfer in regolith of planets and small bodies 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Rodríguez Manfredi, José Antonio; Jiménez Serres, Vicente; Bermejo Broto, Sandra; Pons Nin, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-08-01)
      Article
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      The objective of this work is to present the first analytical and experimental results obtained with a 3D heat flux sensor for planetary regolith. The proposed structure, a sphere divided in four sectors, is sensible to ...
    • A novel Σ-Δ pulsed digital oscillator (PDO) for MEMS 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Pons Nin, Joan; Ricart Campos, Jordi; Bermejo Pelayo, Agustin; Figueras Costa, Eduardo (IEEE, 2005-12)
      Article
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      A novel digital oscillator topology for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based on bandpass sigma–delta modulation is presented. Short pulses of force of the same amplitude maintain the oscillation and the associated ...
    • A Second-order delta-sigma control of dielectric charge for contactless capacitive MEMS 

      Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; Blokhina, Elena; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel (2015-04-01)
      Article
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      This letter introduces a new second-order delta-sigma method for controlling the dielectric charge in contactless capacitive microelectromechanical systems. This method improves the one previously proposed by the authors, ...
    • Acceleration of the measurement time of thermopiles using sigma-delta control 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; perez, eduard; Ramon, Marina; Jiménez Serres, Vicente; Bermejo Broto, Sandra; Pons Nin, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-07-18)
      Article
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      This work presents a double sliding mode control designed for accelerating the measurement of heat fluxes using thermopiles. The slow transient response generated in the thermopile, when it is placed in contact with the ...
    • Activation of different MEMS resonant modes with pulsed digital oscillators 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Blokhina, Elena; Pons Nin, Joan; Feely, Orla; Sanchez Rojas, Jose Luis (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      The objective of this work is to show that is possible to excite different vibration modes of MEMS resonators using Pulsed Digital Oscillators. This class of circuits exhibit two different behaviours: the oscillation and ...
    • Adaptación de una asignatura de electronica digital a la semipresencialidad y al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior 

      Bermejo Broto, Sandra; Chávez Domínguez, Juan Antonio; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Pons Nin, Joan (2010)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Este trabajo describe y analiza la evolución del formato semipresencial de la asignatura Sistemas Digitales 1, inicialmente impartida dentro de una titulación de segundo ciclo y actualmente adaptada al EEES e impartida ...
    • Analyzing the performance of a miniature 3D wind sensor for Mars 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Kowalski, Lukasz; Jiménez Serres, Vicente; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Bermejo Broto, Sandra; Pons Nin, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-10-20)
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      This paper analyzes the behavior of a miniature 3D wind sensor designed for Mars atmosphere. The sensor is a spherical structure of 10 mm diameter divided in four sectors. By setting all the sectors to constant temperature, ...
    • Análisis de la corriente de emisor en dispositivos bipolares avanzados 

      Pons Nin, Joan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1995-06-09)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Este trabajo se enmarca en el área de dispositivos semiconductores, siendo su propósito concreto el realizar una aportación original a los estudios teóricos relativos al transporte de portadores en las regiones de silicio ...
    • Characterization method of the dynamics of the trapped charge in contactless capacitive MEMS 

      Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Blokhina, Elena; Feely, Orla (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
      Conference report
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      Dielectric charging of insulating films in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has a crucial effect on the operation of those devices. A new method is presented in order to characterize the dynamics of the charge trapped ...
    • Characterization of dielectric charging in MEMS using Diffusive Representation 

      Atienza García, María Teresa; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-09-22)
      Article
      Open Access
    • Charge induced by ionizing radiation understood as a disturbance in a sliding mode control of dielectric charge 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; Gomez Rodriguez, Faustino; Gonzalez Castaño, Diego (2015-07-03)
      Article
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      The purpose of this paper is to show that the charge induced by radiation in a dielectric on which a sigma–delta control of dielectric charge is implemented, can be seen as a disturbance in a sliding mode controller. ...
    • Charge trapping control in MOS capacitors 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Bheesayagari, Chenna Reddy; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; López Rodríguez, Gema; Martín García, Isidro; Blokhina, Elena; Pons Nin, Joan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-12-26)
      Article
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      This paper presents an active control of C-V characteristic for MOS capacitors based on Sliding Mode control and sigma-delta-modulation. The capacitance of the device at a certain voltage is measured periodically and ...
    • Circuit modeling of a MEMS varactor including dielectric charging dynamics 

      Giounanlis, Panagiotis; Andrade Miceli, Dennis; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Blokhina, Elena (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2016-06-01)
      Article
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      Electrical models for MEMS varactors including the effect of dielectric charging dynamics are not available in commercial circuit simulators. In this paper a circuit model using lumped ideal elements available in the Cadence ...
    • Closed-loop compensation of charge trapping induced by ionizing radiation in MOS capacitors 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Bheesayagari, Chenna Reddy; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Lopez Chavez, G.; Pons Nin, Joan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017-08-31)
      Article
      Open Access
      The objective of this work is to explore the capability of a charge trapping control loop to continuously compensate charge induced by ionizing radiation in the dielectric of MOS capacitors. To this effect, two devices ...
    • Closed-loop compensation of dielectric charge induced by ionizing radiation 

      Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; Gomez Rodriguez, Faustino; Gonzalez Castaño, Diego; Muschitiello, Michele (2015-06-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      This letter investigates the capability of dielectric charge control loops to cope with charge induced by ionizing radiation. To this effect, an microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) variable capacitor has been irradiated ...
    • Condution mechanisms and charge trapping control in SiO2 nanoparticle MIM capacitors 

      Bheesayagari, Chenna Reddy; Pons Nin, Joan; Orpella García, Alberto; Véliz Noboa, Bremnen Marino; Bermejo Broto, Sandra; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel (2020-06-20)
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      The objective of this paper is to present a charge trapping control method for MIM capacitors in whichthe dielectric is made of electrospray-deposited silica nanoparticles. The influence of the bias voltage onthe impedance ...