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    • (3)CAT-2: attitude determination and control system for a GNSS-R earth observation 6U CubeSat mission 

      Cortiella, Alexandre; Vidal Mateu, David; Jané Abad, Jaume; Juan, Enric; Olivé, Roger; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Francesc Muñoz, Joan; Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2016)
      Article
      Open Access
      This work describes the attitude determination and control system ( ADCS) of 3 CAT-2, a six-unit CubeSat scheduled for launch this 2016. The ADCS of 3CAT-2 aims at controlling the satellite in orbit and fulfilling the ...
    • 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. ...
    • Analysis and selection of a MEMS, multi-constellation GNSS receiver for a femtosatellite 

      Guerra Mentruit, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-02-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Context: The expansion of space applications and their liberalization is an actual fact since the last decade. Small satellites are developed either by academic institutions and private companies. The concept of femtosatelites, ...
    • AOCS of a nanosatellite type CubeSat 1U based on reaction wheels 

      Skiba Maldonado, Victoria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   European Space Astronomy Centre
      The European Agency is currently developing a 3U CubeSat, aimed to transmit to Earth well-defined reference signals which will be used to calibrate ground-based Cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarimeters. In order to ...
    • Attitude control research with educational nanosatellites 

      Martínez, Úrsula; Bravo, Luis; Gligor, Dan; Olfe, Karl; Bello, Álvaro; Ezquerro, José Miguel; Rodríguez, Jacobo; Salgado, Pablo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      This paper introduces the three-axis attitude control of the ESAT platform. ESAT is a modular nanosatellite that implements the popular 10x10x10 cm CubeSat standard, designed for hands-on learning at different educational ...
    • Autonomous rover for indoor localization 

      Vukmirica Pastor, Novak (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-06-08)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The goal of this project is the implementation of an indoor Rover localization system, processing data from a set of sensors integrated in the ROS (Robotic Operative System) system. ROS is selected due its modularity and ...
    • Design and construction of a picosatellite’s primary structure by using 3D printing technologies 

      Nicolás Álvarez, Jorge (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-07-28)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The viability of developing the design and manufacture of the structure of a small satellite CubeSat, at the School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering of Castelldefels( EETAC), at the Polytechnical University ...
    • Design and development of a power architecture for cubesats 

      Van Bocxlaer, Simon (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-22)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Odisee VZW
      This project aims to realize an Electric Power System (EPS) for a cubesat model that is a part of the PLATHON-project. This project is executed by the research group TIEG (Terrassa Industrial Electronics Group). An EPS is ...
    • Design and fabrication of low gain fractal antenna for space application 

      Viswanathan, Premkumara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-14)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      The objective of this project is to enhance current technologies in the field of aerospace communication s to facilitate data transfer s using CubeSat s. The idea is to design a fractal patch antenna for CubeSat that ...
    • Design and integration of a multipurpose on board computer for nanosatellites with SDR communications 

      Sierra Roig, Carles (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-10-30)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
    • 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 ...
    • Design, implementation and testing of a transceiver for CubeSats communications 

      Pallarés Mallafré, Joan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-11)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
    • Development of a low-cost ground segment capable of receiving data from nanosatellites: a partnership between Brazil and Portugal 

      Santos, Júlio; Braga, João; Alves, Henrique; Silva, Jeremy; Resende, Daniel; Teixeira, André; Kakitani, Marcos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Two universities joined forces to develop a shared ground segment (Ground Stations and Mission Operation Centers) for satellite signals reception, capable of working together autonomously in a network to receive telemetry ...
    • Direct optimization of three-dimensional, low-thrust space trajectories with variable path constraints 

      Batet Farre, Adria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-09-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Politecnico di Milano
      Low-thrust propulsion systems are growing in popularity for both Earth orbiting satellites and scientific spacecraft on interplanetary missions. This is thanks to the ability of these systems of traveling during more time ...
    • Disseny i desenvolupament del hardware del Cubesat Testbed Astr-01 

      Mbaye, Ibrahima (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Institute of Space Sciences
      The Objective of this project is to design and develop the Hardware Testbed Astro-01, an unmanned stratospheric balloon outfitted with scientific experiments and able to exchange such as scientific data, Housekeeping data ...
    • Earth Observation Technologies: Low-End-Market Disruptive Innovation 

      Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sierra, Eloi (IntechOpen, 2020-07)
      Part of book or chapter of book
      Open Access
      After decades of traditional space businesses, the space paradigm is changing. New approaches to more efficient missions in terms of costs, design, and manufacturing processes are fostered. For instance, placing big ...
    • Implementación de un EPS (Electrical Power System) para Cubesat 

      Ulloa de Souza, Adrián Gonzalo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-01)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Un CubeSat es un satélite de tamaño compacto, ideado originalmente para el desarrollo de proyectos espaciales dentro de comunidades científicas universitarias. El CubeSat está formado por diferentes subsistemas, entre ellos ...
    • Implementation of a long range radio-link system for femto-satellites in very Low Earth Orbit 

      Izquierdo Jimenez, Sara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-11-05)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      This Final Bachelor Work (TFC) is based on real implementations of long range radio-link systems (having at least 9,600 bps) for femtosatellites (mass lower than 100 grams) in very Low Earth Orbit in 250 km and few weeks ...
    • Mission analysis of nanosatellite constellations with OpenSatKit 

      Sermanoukian Molina, Iván; Montilla Rodríguez, Lluís; González Díez, David; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Mata Diaz, Jorge; Alins Delgado, Juan José (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      CubeSat reliability is still considered an obstacle due to the sizeable fail rates generally attributed to the dead-on-arrival cases and early subsystem malfunctions. Thus, as CubeSats' primary purpose moves from technological ...
    • Mission analysis of QB50, a nanosatellite intended to study the lower thermosphere 

      Vila Fernández, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Université Liège, 2010)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      QB50 is a program intended to study the lower thermosphere (320-90 km) with a network of 50 nanosatellites. QB50 is the second nanosatellite of the University of Liège, Belgium. Before QB50 it was developed OUFTI-1 within ...