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    • 3 Cat-4 mission, 1-Unit CubeSat for earth observation: Evaluation on the qualification and production during Phase D 

      Morea, Albert; Fernández, Lara; Gonga, Amadeu; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Muñoz, Joan Francesc; Badia, Marc; Pérez, Adrián; García, Alejandro; Crisan, Ieremia; Contreras, Luis J.; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Llaveria Godoy, David; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
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      The 3Cat-4 mission is a 1-unit CubeSat platform that serves as a technology demonstrator and educational platform for students at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Promoted by the UPC Nanosatellite and Payload ...
    • A novel dissemination protocol to deploy opportunistic services in federated satellite systems 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-08-03)
      Article
      Open Access
      The Earth Observation community is demanding new satellite applications that cover the need of monitoring different areas with high spatial resolution and short revisit times. These applications will generate huge amounts ...
    • Assessing LoRa for satellite-to-Earth communications considering the impact of Ionospheric Scintillation 

      Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-09-07)
      Article
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      Since the appearance of 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) has gained an increased interest, with multiple technologies emerging and converging to cover different user needs. One of the biggest challenges today is to have global ...
    • Assessment of satellite contacts using predictive algorithms for autonomous satellite networks 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Ramírez, Victoria; Hyuk, Park; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-05-28)
      Article
      Open Access
      Upcoming Low Earth Orbit Satellite Networks will provide low-latency and high downlink capacity necessary for future broadband communications and Earth Observation missions. This architecture was proposed at the beginning ...
    • ³Cat-4 Mission: a 1-unit cubesat for earth observation with a L-band radiometer and a GNSS-reflectometer using software defined radio 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Badia Ballús, Marc; Llaveria Godoy, David; Diez Garcia, Carlos; Aguilella, Andrea; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Milián, O.; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Navarro Trastoy, Ángel; Lleó, H.; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2019)
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      Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry and L-band microwave radiometry have been used for soil moisture, biomass, and cryosphere studies. Combining both technologies in a low-power and cost-effective solution ...
    • Contribution to the development of autonomous satellite communications networks : the internet of satellites 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-11-09)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      The space is experiencing a revolution due to the em ergence of satellite services to satisfy environmental, socio-econom ic, and geo-political demands. Earth Observation satellite systems have become dependable resources ...
    • Control Actiu en AFDX i Modelització d'ARINC 653 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-10)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
      The presented work is oriented on explain the experience of the investigation performed on the embedded systems field. Concretely, the investigation is composed of two standards: ARINC 664 and ARINC 653. The investigation ...
    • Demonstration of the federated satellite systems concept for future earth observation satellite missions 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Badia Ballús, Marc; Martón González, Albert; Garzaniti, Nicola; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Golkar, Alessandro; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020)
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      In the last years, the need to access Earth Observation high spatial resolution data with very low latency, ideally in near-real-time, has increased. Distributed Satellite Systems have emerged as an effective and efficient ...
    • Deployment mechanism for a L-band helix antenna in 1-Unit Cubesat 

      Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Milian, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020-09-08)
      Article
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      Recently, there is a renewed interest in Earth Observation (EO) of the cryosphere as a proxy of global warming, soil moisture for agriculture and desertification studies, and biomass for carbon storage. Global Navigation ...
    • Deployment mechanism for an L-Band Helix antenna on-board the 3Cat-4 1U CubeSat 

      Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Milian, Oriol; Aguilella Merelas, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
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      Earth Observation (EO) is key for climate and environmental monitoring at global level, and in specific regions where the effects of global warming are more noticeable, such as in polar regions, where ice melt is also ...
    • 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, Juan Adrián; Hyuk, Park (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-06-05)
      Article
      Open Access
      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 and Testing of a Helix Antenna Deployment System for a 1U CubeSat 

      Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Millán, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-05)
      Article
      Open Access
      CubeSats have revolutionized Earth Observation and space science, although their small size severely restricts satellite performance and payload. Antenna deployment from a stowed configuration in these small-satellites ...
    • Evaluation of LoRa for data retrieval of ocean monitoring sensors with LEO satellites 

      Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020)
      Conference report
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      The celebration of the International Polar Year in 2007 remarked the necessity to better monitor the polar regions. Moreover, the H2020 “Operational Network of Individual Observation Nodes” (ONION) project analyzed and ...
    • FSSCat Mission description and first scientific results of the FMPL-2 onboard 3CAT-5/A 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Llaveria Godoy, David; Herbert, Christoph Josef; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Golkar, Alessandro; Gutiérrez Peña, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      FSSCat, the “Federated Satellite Systems/ 3 Cat-5” mission was the winner of the 2017 ESA S^3 (Sentinel Small Satellite) Challenge and overall winner of the Copernicus Masters competition. FSSCat consists of two 6 unit ...
    • FSSCAT, the 2017 Copernicus Masters’ “ESA Sentinel Small Satellite Challenge” Winner: A Federated Polar and Soil Moisture Tandem Mission Based on 6U Cubesats 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Golkar, Alessandro; Gutiérrez del Cerro, Alfredo; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Diez Garcia, Carlos; Aguilella, Andrea (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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      FSSCAT is an innovative mission concept consisting of two federated 6U Cubesats in support of the Copernicus Land and Marine Environment services. The first CubeSat carries the Flexible Microwave Payload-2 (FMPL-2), a dual ...
    • FSSCat: The Federated Satellite Systems 3Cat Mission: Demonstrating the capabilities of CubeSats to monitor essential climate variables of the water cycle 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Llaveria Godoy, David; Herbert, Christoph Josef; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Golkar, Alessandro; Gutiérrez Peña, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      The Federated Satellite Systems/ 3 Cat-5 (FSSCat) mission was the winner of the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel Small Satellite (S 3 ) Challenge and overall winner of the 2017 Copernicus Masters competition. It consisted ...
    • In-orbit validation of the FMPL-2 dual microwave payload onboard the Fsscat Mission 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Hyuk, Park; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
      Conference report
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      The Flexible Microwave Payload -2 is the microwave remote sensing payload of the FSSCat mission. The instrument is the outcome of years of work of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya Passive Remote Sensing Laboratory, ...
    • In-orbit validation of the fmpl-2 instrument—the gnss-r and l-band microwave radiometer payload of the fsscat mission 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Carnicero Domínguez, Bernardo; Pastena, Massimiliano (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01-01)
      Article
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      The Flexible Microwave Payload-2 is the GNSS-R and L-band Microwave Radiometer Payload on board 3Cat-5/A, one of the two 6-unit CubeSats of the FSSCat mission, which were successfully launched on 3 September 2020 on Vega ...
    • Internet of Satellites (IoSat): an interconnected space paradigm 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2017)
      Conference lecture
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      During the last years the space has been populated by Distributed Satellite Systems, which some of them have started to implement Inter-Satellite Communication. However, current solutions are composed of a unique mission ...
    • 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, ...