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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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Anàlisi de viabilitat d'un satèl·lit en òrbita LEO 

      Benzal Santamaria, Luis Alberto; Velasco Carcaboso, Vanessa (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2010-01-20)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The present work analyses the requirements related to the orbit and the effects of the space radiation on Polosat, a toy-model satellite whose main goal is to monitor and image the Earth Poles. Our main objective has ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Atmospheric Tomography Using Satellite Radio Signals 

      Flores Jiménez, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2000-02-04)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Los sistemas de posicionamiento global GNSS (GPS y GLONASS) se han convertido en una herramienta básica para obtener medidas geodésicas de la Tierra y en una fuente de datos para el estudio atmosférico. Proporcionan cobertura ...
    • Bounded gain-scheduled LQR satellite control using a tilted wheel 

      Martin Estraña, Veronica (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-05-05)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   École polytechnique de Montréal
      From the beginning of the satellite usage, the momentum created by its movements has been a concern that has to be taken into account for every space mission. Depending on the dimensions, ...
    • Caracteritzation of noise in MEMS accelerometres for femtosats 

      Liebana Moradillo, Oscar (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-07-27)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   NanoSat Lab
      The aim of this thesis is to determine the characteristics of the noise of an ultralow noise MEMS accelerometer. The study of these characteristics will allow to determine if the accelerometer can be used in the scientific ...