La recerca del grup Icarus se centra en l'àmbit dels vehicles aeris no tripulats, també anomenats UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Com el seu nom indica aquests aparells no disposen d'un pilot humà a bord. L'objectiu del grup és investigar tecnologies que permetin desenvolupar UAVs de baix cost amb capacitat per realitzar missions de caràcter civil de forma totalment autònoma per tal que puguin actuar en situacions crítiques, D-cub situations (Dull,Dirty,Dangerous).

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Recent Submissions

  • Comparison of airborne radiation detectors carried by rotary-wing unmanned aerial systems 

    Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Costa Vargas, Daniel; Macias López, Miquel; Royo Chic, Pablo; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Luchkov, Maksym; Neumaier, Stefan; Stöhlker, Ulrich; Luff, Roger (2020)
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    The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the German Federal Office of Radiation Protection (BfS) have analysed the response of a 2”x2” (diameter x height) NaI and ...
  • Active flow control optimisation on SD7003 airfoil at pre and post-stall angles of attack using synthetic jets 

    Monshi Tousi, Navid; Coma Company, Martí; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Pons Prats, Jordi; Mellibovsky Elstein, Fernando; Bugeda Castelltort, Gabriel (2021-06-10)
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    The use of Active Flow Control (AFC) technologies to modify the forces acting on streamlined bodies is one of the most active research fields in aerodynamics. For each particular application, finding the optimum set of AFC ...
  • Determination of the operational parameters for the manufacturing of spherical PVP particles via electrospray 

    Narváez Muñoz, Christian; Ryzhakov, Pavel; Pons Prats, Jordi (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02)
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    This work aims at bridging experimental and numerical approaches to determine the optimal operating parameters for the fabrication of well-shaped polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) particles via electrohydrodynamic atomization. ...
  • Flight planning in multi-unmanned aerial vehicle systems: Nonconvex polygon area decomposition and trajectory assignment 

    Skorobogatov, Georgy; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Salamí San Juan, Esther; Pastor Llorens, Enric (SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2021-02-25)
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    Nowadays, it is quite common to have one unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) working on a task but having a team of UAVs is still rare. One of the problems that prevent us from using teams of UAVs more frequently is flight ...
  • Air traffic management and systems IV: selected papers of the 6th ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS (EIWAC2019) - Analysis of weather impact on flight efficiency for Stockholm Arlanda airport arrivals 

    Lemetti, Anastasia; Polishchuk, Tatiana; Sáez García, Raúl; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (Springer, 2021-02-26)
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    Analysis of punctuality of airport arrivals, as well as identification of causes of the delays within transition airspace, is an important step in evaluating performance of the Terminal Maneuvering Area (TMA) Air Navigation ...
  • SafeNcy - D1.1: Technical Resources and Problem Definition 

    Mercan, Gladys; Godel, Claude; Gonzalez, Patrice; Viry, Benoît; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Rebaï, Kamel; Barret, Claude (2020-02-18)
    External research report
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    This document describes the targeted SafeNcy system with the description of the operational environment and information to take into account (terrain, weather, ATC...) for the generation of the safest trajectory in case ...
  • Journeys in the age of smart cities: some fresh perspectives 

    Callaghan, Victor; Chin, Jean; Doctor, F; Kymäläinen, Tiina; Peña, Anasol; Phengdy, C; Reyes Muñoz, María Angélica; Tisan, A; Wang, M; Wu, H; Zamudio, V; Zhang, S; Zheng, Ping (Springer, 2021-03-28)
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    Modern cities are intrinsically multidisciplinary and multicultural places. Inspired by that view, this chapter has invited a cross-disciplinary international team of domain experts to present their differing views (in ...
  • SafeNcy - D1.2: Technical Requirements Document 

    Gonzalez, Patrice; Viry, Benoît; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Sáez García, Raúl; Rebaï, Kamel; Delahaye, Daniel (2020-04-28)
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    This document provides a description of all the technical resources identified in the WP1. It will specify the technical requirements in terms of problem environment high level modelling, constraints to address, and expected ...
  • SafeNcy - D2.1: Trade-off report on landing site selection and trajectory generation techniques 

    Gonzalez, Patrice; Viry, Benoît; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Sáez García, Raúl; Seenivasan, Dinesh Babu; Rebaï, Kamel; Delahaye, Daniel; Godel, Claude (2020-10-23)
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    This document provides the definitions of the models and algorithms used by the solutions developed in the context of the project. The document also describes the types and sources of data needed by the SafeNcy solution.
  • Counter a drone in a complex neighborhood area by Deep Reinforcement Learning 

    Cetin, Ender; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Pastor Llorens, Enric (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-04-18)
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    Counter-drone technology by using artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology and it is rapidly developing. Considering the recent advances in AI, counter-drone systems with AI can be very accurate and efficient ...
  • Numerical study of roughness and contact angle effects on water transport in a gas channel 

    Jarauta, Alex; Chan, Thomas; Weber, Adam Z.; Ryzhakov, Pavel; Pons Prats, Jordi; Secanell, Marc (2017)
    Conference report
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    Water accumulation in fuel cell anode and cathode channels can lead to hydrogen starvation and therefore, severe electrode degradation, and significantly fuel cell performance deterioration. For this reason, liquid water ...
  • Capacity management based on the integration of dynamic airspace configuration and flight centric ATC solutions using complexity 

    Melgosa Farrés, Marc; Zerrouki, Leïla; Terzioski, Predrag; Olivella, Pol; Vidosavljevic, Andrija (2020)
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    This paper presents a new capacity management concept where Dynamic Airspace Configuration (DAC) and Flight Centric ATC (FCA) are dynamically applied together during the Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM) ...

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