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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
      Open Access
      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 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)
      Article
      Open Access
      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 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)
      Conference report
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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 ...
    • Applying autonomy to distributed satellite systems: Trends, challenges, and future prospects 

      Araguz López, Carles; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (2018-03-26)
      Article
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • Architecting optimized spaceborne Earth observation missions 

      Llaveria Godoy, David; Araguz López, Carles; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
      Conference report
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      Spaceborne constellations composed by several heterogeneous platforms are an actual solution to undertake Earth Observation missions. However, designing such missions present problems due to the heterogeneity and the ...
    • 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)
      Article
      Open Access
      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, ...
    • 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)
      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 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)
      Article
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • In pursuit of autonomous distributed satellite systems 

      Araguz López, Carles (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-12-05)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Satellite imagery has become an essential resource for environmental, humanitarian, and industrial endeavours. As a means to satisfy the requirements of new applications and user needs, novel Earth Observation (EO) systems ...
    • 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)
      Conference lecture
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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 ...
    • Optimized model-based design space exploration of distributed multi-orbit multi-platform Earth observation spacecraft architectures 

      Araguz López, Carles; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Lluch, I.; Matevosyan, H.; Golkar, Alessandro; Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Pierotti, S.; Rodríguez Mondelo, Pedro Manuel; Alvaro Sanchez, A.; Narkiewicz, J. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
      Conference report
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      Satellite architectures where networked, heterogeneous observation nodes capture data in a distributed manner are seen as feasible solutions to address the needs of next-generation Earth observation services (i.e. higher ...
    • Simulating distributed small satellite networks: A model-based tool tailored to decentralized resource-constrained systems 

      Araguz López, Carles; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (2019)
      Conference report
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      The conception of new Earth-observing satellite systems is urging the development of tools that can assist engineering teams in their design, validation and testing pursuits. Large-scale Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) ...
    • System-level autonomous decision-making for earth observation satellite systems 

      Araguz López, Carles; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (2019)
      Conference report
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      Autonomous operational strategies for Earth Observation systems are called to address the challenging task of coordinating multiple sensing assets to deliver very short revisit times and near-real-time access to data. ...
    • Towards a modular Nano-Satellite Software Platform: Prolog Constraint-based Scheduling and System Architecture 

      Araguz López, Carles (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-09-10)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      [ANGLÈS] During the last decade, many universities, research centers and private companies have started developing their miniature satellites. These small spacecraft, advantageous in terms of development-costs and -times, ...
    • Towards an integral model-based simulator for autonomous earth observation satellite networks 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Araguz López, Carles; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
      Conference report
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      During these years, novel Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) have disrupted traditional space segment paradigms. In particular, Federated Satellite Systems and fractionated spacecraft have explored the benefits of interacting ...