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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
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A flexible CubeSat education platform combining software development and hardware engineering 

      Schloms, Daniel; Freismuth, David; Riepler, Jakob; Böckle, Raphael (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      While many secondary schools offer courses or extracurricular activities that focus on satellite engineering, e.g. CanSats or the assembly of ground stations, these projects usually stay close to ground. With SpaceTeamSat1, ...
    • A generic level 1 simulator for spaceborne GNSS-R missions and application to GEROS-ISS ocean reflectometry 

      Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Kang, Yujin; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Alonso Arroyo, Alberto (2017-07-18)
      Article
      Open Access
      In the past decade Global Navigation Satellites System Reflectometry (GNSS-R) has emerged as a new technique for earth remote sensing for various applications, such as ocean altimetry and sea state monitoring. After the ...
    • A method for the experimental characterisation of novel drag-reducing materials for very low Earth orbits using the Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) mission 

      Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Hanessian, Virginia; Sulliotti-Linner, Valeria; Herdrichd, Georg H.; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Kataria, Dhiren (2022-04-07)
      Article
      Open Access
      The Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) is a 3U CubeSat mission that aims to investigate the gas–surface interactions (GSIs) of diferent materials in the very low Earth orbit environment (VLEO), i.e. below ...
    • A model-based systems engineering approach to space mission education of a geographically disperse student workforce 

      Halvorson, Michael; Fuchs, Jared; Kung, Patrick; Thomas, Dale (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The Alabama Burst Energetics eXplorer (ABEX) is a 12U CubeSat commissioned by the Alabama Space Grant Consortium; its astrophysics mission is to study the low energy, prompt emission of Gamma-ray Bursts in both gamma and ...
    • A multi-agent payload management approach for femtosatellite applications 

      Navarro Morales, Lara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-09-21)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      The reduction in size of electronic components makes feasible really small satellites like Femtosatellites with are less than 100 grams of mass. The main advantage of this kind of satellite is the multipoint of view when ...
    • A multi-project student space association 

      Leon Delgado, Alexis; Carmona Peña, Alex; Zhang, Yi Qiang Ji; Torrent Duch, Arnau; Grau Rifà, Jordi; Barja Peláez, Adrià (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The aerospace sector has always been a challenge. The complex nature of the field requires for talented, skilful engineers. And while the university does great on the development of the theoretical background, it barely ...
    • A selection of lessons learned from phase C/D of CubeSat projects of the Fly Your Satellite! programme 

      Kinnaird, Alexander; Del Castillo, Cristina; Hansen, Hasse; Palma, David; Grassi, Gilberto (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Fly Your Satellite!” (FYS) is a recurring programme part of ESA Academy’s portfolio of “hands-on” activities. The programme was established to support University student teams in the development of their own CubeSat missions ...
    • A swarm of femtosatellites for lower thermospheric density determination. 

      Lledó Ardila, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-07-30)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      The Lower thermosphere (between 80 and 350 km) is quite badly known due to the scarcity of satellites in this region. Nevertheless, it is an important region in several respects. Firstly, because its density determines ...
    • A system to determine the inertia tensor of small satellites 

      Gabarró Olsina, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-24)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Context: Attitude control of a satellite relies upon a precise determination of its inertia tensor. However, the determination of the inertia tensor of a complex system, as is the case of satellites, completely escapes ...
    • A Tabu Search algorithm for ground station scheduling problem 

      Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos; Herrero Garcia, Xavier; Barolli, Admir; Takizawa, Makoto (2014)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Mission planning plays an important role in satellite control systems. Satellites are not autonomously operated in many cases but are controlled by tele-commands transmitted from ground stations. Therefore, mission scheduling ...
    • Acquisition and Tracking algorithms for Phased Array Antenna based systems 

      Ortega González, Héctor (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-09)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Airbus Defence and Space
      With the advent of an increasing number of high-throughput telecommunication satellite constellations in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), tracking performance requirements for User Terminals (UTs) have become more stringent. A way ...
    • Adaptation of the AcubeSAT nanosatellite project into remote working during the COVID-19 era 

      Retselis, Anastasios-Faidon; Papafotiou, Theodoros; Kanavouras, Konstantinos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly forced the global community to embrace the transition to a world where remote and hybrid work models are becoming the new standard. But for the space engineering community, this ...
    • ALTAIR: Design of a new European spaceport 

      Miralles Roure, Pablo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-01-12)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
    • An On-board Algorithm Implementation on an Embedded GPU: A Space Case Study 

      Rodríguez Ferrandez, Ivan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-01-22)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Barcelona Supercomputing Center
      On-board processing requirements of future space missions are constantly increasing, calling for new hardware than the traditional ones used in space. Embedded GPUs are an attractive candidate offering both high performance ...
    • Analysis and design of an interferometer for geostationary synthetic aperture radars orbit determination 

      Grimaldo Sánchez, Germán Angel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-07)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      The industry of remote sensing has nowadays strongly developed systems, which are versatile and adaptable, however they are not optimal for certain applications. With more than enough reason from it, a new technology of ...
    • Analysis and mitigation of the reconstruction error in interferometric radiometry 

      Díez García, Raul (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-12-05)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      [ANGLÈS] The European Space Agency (ESA) Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission (SMOS) provides continuous global maps of soil moisture and ocean surface salinity. Its payload MIRAS (Microwave Imaging Radiometer with ...
    • Analysis of jet transport-based geostationary trajectory uncertainty propagation 

      Chen, Jianlin; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Gerard, Gómez; Jianping, Yuan (2020-03-31)
      Article
      Open Access
    • Analysis on the feasability of airborne GNSS-R receivers for weather nowcasting and target detection 

      Pérez Portero, Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Weather forecast relies to a large extent on data acquired by satellite. LEO polar satellites provide global coverage, but poor spatial resolution. GEO satellites provide a better coverage and revisit time, at expenses of ...