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  • Advances on the Inductive Plasma Thruster Design for an Atmosphere-Breathing EP System 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Boxberger, Adam; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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    Challenging space mission scenarios include those in very low Earth orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. For drag compensation, propulsion systems are ...
  • A Review and Gap Analysis of Exploiting Aerodynamic Forces as a Means to Control Satellite Formation Flight 

    Traub, Constantin; Romano, F.; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2018)
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    Using several small, unconnected satellites flying in formation rather than a single monolithic satellite has many advantages. As an example, separate optical systems can be combined to function as a single larger (synthetic) ...
  • Effects of applied magnetic field on IPG6-S, test-bed for an ABEP-based inductive plasma thruster (IPT) 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrich, Georg; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, 2018)
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    An atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system (ABEP) captures the residual atmosphere of a planet and uses it as propellant for an electric thruster to counteract the drag. The system would theoretically allow orbiting ...
  • High-throughput microcapillary pump with efficient integrated low aspect ratio micropillars 

    Madadi, Hojjat; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Castilla López, Roberto; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2013-12)
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    Prediction and reduction of pressure drop and resistance flow in micropillar arrays are important for the design of microfluidic circuits used in different lab-on-a-chip and biomedical applications. In this work, a diamond ...
  • In situ particle zeta potential evaluation in electroosmotic flows from time-resolved microPIV measurements 

    Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Miller, Andrew; Diez, F. J. (2012-09-10)
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    A time-resolved microPIV method is presented to measure in an EOF the particles zeta potential in situ during the transient start-up of a microdevice. The method resolves the electrophoretic velocity of fluoro-spheres used ...
  • Integració curricular d'assignatures per al disseny del nou màster d'enginyeria aeronàutica 

    García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Fajula, Anna; Castellblanque, Mariano; Colomer, Pere; Nualart, Pau; Mudarra López, Miguel; Casals, Miquel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Domènech, Josep Maria; Pérez, Luis Manuel; López, Lucía (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Ciències de l'Educació, 2013-02-08)
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    Aquest projecte ha implementat una prova pilot d’un pla transversal de coordinació de diferents assignatures (Projectes d’Enginyeria Aeronàutica (UPC-enginyeria aeronàutica), Direcció Estratègica (UPC-enginyeria ...
  • Las promesas de la nanotecnología 

    Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Casals Terré, Jasmina (Grupo Tecnipublicaciones, 2014-01)
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    No cabe duda de que el camino que nos depara la nanotecnología es muy prometedor. Ropa de repelerá el agua, ordenadores quánticos, píldoras inteligentes o teléfonos móviles cargados con el calor humano. Todos estos desarrollos ...
  • SOAR - Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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    SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research) is a CubeSat mission designed to investigate the interaction betweendifferent materials and the atmospheric flow regime in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO) and to demonstrate ...