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

  • A macroscopic performance analysis of NASA’s northrop grumman RQ-4A 

    Pastor Llorens, Enric; Pérez Batlle, Marcos; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Royo Chic, Pablo; Cuadrado Santolaria, Raúl (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-01-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents the process of identification, from a macroscopic point of view, of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk Remote-Piloted Aircraft System from real, but limited flight information. Performance parameters ...
  • A new technique based on mini-UAS for estimating water and bottom radiance contributions in optically shallow waters 

    Montes Hugo, J. M.; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Pastor Llorens, Enric (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The mapping of nearshore bathymetry based on spaceborne radiometers is commonly used for QC ocean colour products in littoral waters. However, the accuracy of these estimates is relatively poor with respect to those derived ...
  • General queuing model for optimal seamless delivery of payload processing in multi-core processors 

    Salamí San Juan, Esther; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Gallardo Gómez, Antonia; Pastor Llorens, Enric (2017-07-10)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Recent developments in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) provide new opportunities in remote sensing application. In contrast to satellite and conventional (manned) aerial tasks, UAS flights can be operated in a very short ...
  • Integration of ground, airborne and linear holding for a cost-efficient network air traffic flow management 

    Xu, Yan; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Yang, Lei; Zhang, Honghai (2017)
    Conference report
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    This paper presents a method to integrate a cost-based linear holding (LH) practice, with the commonly seen ground and airborne holding, for the network air traf¿c ¿ow management (ATFM) problem. In this method, the performance ...
  • A novel framework to assess the wake vortex hazards risk supported by aircraft in en-route operations 

    Melgosa Farrés, Marc; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Ruiz Navarro, Sergio; Tarragó, Joan; Busto, Javier; Steen, Meiko (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper presents the simulation environment developed within the framework of R-WAKE project, funded by SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research. This project aims to investigate the risks and hazards of potential wake ...
  • Assessing ATM performance with simulation and optimisation tools: The APACHE project 

    Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Vidosavljevic, Andrija; Delahaye, Daniel; Netjasov, Fedja; Crnogorac, Dusan (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper describes the objectives and methodology of the APACHE project, a SESAR Exploratory Research project proposing a new framework to assess European air traffic management (ATM) performance. This framework ...
  • Linear Holding for Reducing Additional Delays Experienced by Flights Subject to Ground Holding at no Extra Fuel Cost 

    Xu, Yan; Yin, Suwan; Dalmau Codina, Ramon; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Han, Ke (2017)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    This paper presents a method to implement linear holding (LH) for flights subject to ground holding in context of the upcoming Trajectory Based Operations in air transportation, aimed at reducing additional delays raised ...
  • APACHE - Review of current KPIs and proposal for new ones 

    Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Netjasov, Fedja; Mirkovic, Bojana; Pavlovic, Goran; Babic, Obrad; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Ansaldo, Georgina; Costa, Maria Inês; Vidosavljevic, Andrija (2017-10-23)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  EETAC: Escola d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació i Aerospacial de Castelldefels
    The main objective of this report is to review the current KPIs and PIs used by the SESAR, Performance Review Body (PRB) and other relevant institutions and to propose new PIs which could be measured using the new framework ...
  • Influence of meteorological phenomena on worldwide aircraft accidents in the period 1967-2010 

    Mazón Bueso, Jordi; Rojas Gregorio, José Ignacio; Lozano, Miguel; Pino González, David; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Miglietta, M.M. (2017-12-01)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Based on the information available in databases from relevant national and international organizations from 1967 to 2010, an Aviation Weather Accidents Database (AWAD) was built. According to the AWAD, the weather is ...
  • Hardware design of a small UAS helicopter for remote sensing operations 

    Royo Chic, Pablo; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Cuadrado Santolaria, Raúl; Barrao, Félix; Garcia, Antonio (MDPI AG, 2017-09-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents the hardware design and integration process employed to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) helicopter. The design process evolves from the bare airframe (without any electronics), to become a ...
  • On-board high-performance computing for multi-robot aerial systems 

    Camargo Forero, Leonardo; Royo Chic, Pablo; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (Intech, 2017-09)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    With advancements in low-energy-consumption multi/many core embedded-computing devices, a logical transition for robotic systems is Supercomputing, formally known as high performance computing (HPC), a tool currently used ...
  • Estimation and prediction of weather variables from surveillance data using spatio-temporal Kriging 

    Dalmau Codina, Ramon; Pérez Batlle, Marcos; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    State-of-the-art weather data obtained from numerical weather predictions are unlikely to satisfy the requirements of the future air traffic management system. A potential approach to improve the resolution and accuracy ...

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